Preparing to respond to disasters has become a necessity in modern societies. The EdLab is working with the National Center for Disaster Preparedness
to support the Columbia Regional Learning Center
in its efforts to meet the training needs of the public health workforce, and students in public health and related fields. The EdLab is working with NCDP staff to enhance existing courses on emergency preparedness and to implement new courses.
The Launch Pad project will encompass a set of activities designed to address the challenge of launching new educational products, services, institutions, and infrastructures in ways that allow them to have maximum impact in transforming the education sector.
The project will conduct research into the current options for launching new educational initiatives. It will create resources to support educators, researchers, and entrepreneurs in the development of new educational activities. It will also engage those actively involved in early stage activities looking for support.
At the request of the Vice President for Development and External Affairs of Teachers College, EdLab designed and manages the Strage Prize Competition. The prize recognizes outstanding published work by tenure-track untenured members of the Teachers College Faculty. A prize panel selects the journal article or book chapter published in the immediately prior year that best reflects innovative thinking in educational research and education. The work of the Strage Prize winner is documented in a short video published on the Gottesman Libraries online site.