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Posts Tagged ‘Summer 2011’

Adjunct Spotlight: Dr. Renhong Wang, Science Education

By • Aug 8th, 2011 • Category: Lead Story, Science Education

Dr. Renhong Wang, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Science Education program, grew up in China and lived there until 1988. As a child in China he worked very hard as a student and really enjoyed school. Dr. Wang wanted to learn everything and even tried to finish the next semester’s coursework during the summer [...]



Alumni Spotlight: Ulises Mejias, CCTE Ed.D. 2007

By • Aug 8th, 2011 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design

Ulises Mejias, Communication, Computing and Technology in Education (CCTE) Program graduate, was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. His father is an electronics engineer so he and his brother were exposed to electronics very early on. “We were fortunate in that we had access to videogame systems and computers (I’m talking Atari, Commodore 64, [...]



Scratch Day at TC 2011

By • Aug 8th, 2011 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design

Once again the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology along with the Department of Human Development, Institute for Learning Technologies and the Office of School and Community Partnerships were pleased to sponsor Scratch Day at TC on May 14th, 2011. Mayokun Aduwo, a Master’s student in the Communication, Computing, and Technology in Education Program, was [...]



Teachers College Mathematical Modeling Handbook

By • Aug 8th, 2011 • Category: Mathematics Education

The Mathematics Education Program together with COMAP, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, are publishing the Teachers College Mathematical Modeling Handbook intended to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) high school Mathematical Modeling conceptual category. The CCSSM document provides a brief description of mathematical modeling accompanied by 22 [...]



A Fond Farewell to a Legendary Figure in Education

By • Aug 8th, 2011 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design

By Dino Sossi The Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) held a warm send-off for one of its most respected intellectual leaders Professor Robert “Robbie” McClintock. Celebrating more than 43 years of service and commitment to both Teachers College and the wider Columbia University community, Robbie’s life and work was honored with a lecture, [...]



Technologists and Educationalists Exchange Ideas Regarding Emerging Technologies: Teachers College Educational Technology Conference 2011

By • Aug 8th, 2011 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design

By Dino Sossi A common complaint regarding academic conferences is their tendency to bring together only people who work within the same discipline. The problem? Group-think. Few truly novel ideas. And a tendency to miss key developments outside that subject area. An answer? The Teachers College Educational Technology Conference (TCETC). “We need this conference because [...]



Publications and Presentations

By • Aug 8th, 2011 • Category: Publications & Presentations

Anderson, O. R. (2010). Protozoan ecology. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. [DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001929.pub2]. 12 pp. Anderson, O. R. (2011). Particle-associated planktonic naked amoebae in the Hudson estuary: Size-fraction related densities, cell sizes and estimated carbon content. Acta Protozoologica. 50:15-22. Anderson, O. R. & Rogerson A. (2011). Amoeba. In: [...]



Accomplishments and Announcements

By • Aug 8th, 2011 • Category: Accomplishments, Announcements

A paper published by Professor O. Roger Anderson, co-authored with Julie Contino, an Ed.D. candidate in Science Education, has been selected by the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) as one of the top ten papers published in science education in 2010.  The paper, titled  “A Study of [...]