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- Dinner to honor all TC Emeritus Faculty (collect testimonials.
- The Living Timeline: Faculty Talks for each decade (one per month)
- TC Re-Enactments
- TC Lip Dub
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Team :- Avichal and Costa
Events :- We have tried to categorize events into weekly/bimonthly/monthly and The Day events. Under that we will have subcategories as Fundraising and other events.
(source - harvard u, NCSU, CHIO)
In Weekly events we can have - Wolfpack Welcome Week,Parents & Families Weekend,Chocolate festival,Shack-A-Thon and other different activities , few fund raising and few just for fun.
In Monthly events - Higher Education Roundtable, Honoring Our Veteran's, taking tours to different schools and building contacts, spreading awareness etc.
The day events -
Wow, what is a wolf-pack and a shack-a-thon!?
Gary and Scotty's Group:
From what I've seen at the past in other universities, a good way to kick-off a birthday celebration would be to incorporate a fireworks celebration. Whether we can launch some modest ones off of TC itself, or a more elaborate display over the Hudson River. Possibly hold a Saturday festival in Riverside Park, ending with fireworks at night. Just a way to make the birthday more lively.
We could possibly block off the W 120th street between broadway and amsterdam to hold a kick-off festival, bring in resources that would attract people. Whatever we can do to utilize outdoor space will be a nice way to start the celebration.
To incorporate more of NYC in the celebration, we can organize a sponsored walk or scavenger hunt starting at the original location of TC and ending at the current location. This would be interactive, fun, and would attract many different types of people.
Organizing a casino night. It is fun, can generate good amounts of funding, and can incorporate the history of TC. The theme of this casino night could be the era at which it was founded (late 1800's).
For activities that are longer lasting, we can have a TC history question of the week. People can put in their answer, and winners are chosen. Rewards for winners could be free tickets at the Apollo! Maybe a dozen or so students could win.
Create a point system per TC history event. Each event that will be hosted as a point value, and students can strive to get as many points as possible. These points can enter you in for a chance to win tickets to the Apollo.
For teachers, host free workshops hosted by sponsors. Host one workshop a month, for each month of the TC anniversary.
Apparently, blue fireworks are the most expensive fireworks! You can thank Laura C. for that bit of knowledge.
Universities: Duncan, Lu
- Inviting Secretary of Education Department to give a speech
- Academic Forum
- Fundraising: holding an exhibition for art crafts made by children and selling these artworks.
- Creating a documentary about the history of TC or a reality show "one day of exploring TC".
Mingoro and I have another idea! A video competition open to the public! We put out a call for people to make videos about why they value their education! Then we somehow convince NBC to play it during primetime television hour and we say the videos are in honor of TC's 125th year anniversary! Then the videos are available through NLT so people can watch them on mobile platforms, ipads, desktops, etc!
Mingoro also suggested a dance competition, to generate excitement over the 15 month celebration. The dance competition can be between different high schools to show that arts education is important (insert rock&roll forever foundation)
Sharath and Rebecca H.:
We found a few that were really interesting:
Harvard for their 375th Anniversary did a lot of interesting things including:
-A photo book that was sold including images from the archives (we have extensive photo archives and the rights to the images), think a pretty coffee table book.
-Harvard Stories, a video series of students, faculty, and alumni talking about the institution
-Harvard Voices (hosted on iTunesU) with audio recordings from famous speakers who had given speeches at Harvard
Hofstra University did one thing as part of their 75th anniversary celebrations that was really interesting:
-Model classes, taught by current faculty and open to the public to see what goes on at the college
There was also a list of events from University of Maryland that also included the photo book and other standard events (like exhibits and lectures)
Rebekah and Hui Soo
- Buy a digital brick for the online TC Library. It will last forever (as long as the server stays up).
- Coming to a town near you: TC Bus Tour throughout the world
- Sponsor New Learning Times
- Be an "Angel Educator" of Application "x" (e.g., Research Broker)
- Sponsor a TC pre-service teacher via Ednode.
- Sponsor a research project via Research Broker.
- Contest to rename the Teachers College.
- Contest to come up with a new tagline for TC
- Contest to come up with a commercial for TC that will air during the Super Bowl.
- Contest to come up with ads attacking our competitors.
- Have multiple Kickstarter projects at TC.
- Song writing contest about TC.
- Education Jeopardy at TC (to be held every month. Winner gets money).
- Concert headlined by Sheryl Crow and Steven Van Zandt.
- Teachers College Lock In.
- Closing Ceremony at TC to highlight the various results of our activities over the past 15 months. It should include fireworks.
- A bike tour by TC Alumni/students from across the US to TC. They will come to the closing ceremony and have sponsors. They can also collect stories from teachers throughout the US to share at the closing ceremony.
- Movie nights at TC featuring movies related to education.
- Talks featuring education celebrities.
- Demo Night
- Teachers College Painting (mural spaces set up throughout the College)
- Twitter feed of #education, #teaching, #learning, #TC (from http://monitter.com/)
- Create a digital map of TC's reach (from maps.google.com)
- Alumni contribute video stories of their time at TC and after to Vialogues, and then TC staff members compiles that into a movie.
- TC Then and Now (half of the photo is from 100 years ago, half is from today.
- Feature the work of alumni through PocketKnowledge