The EdLab Seminar on Wednesday, August 9th will be held in the Learning Theater as we continue to test new ways to improve the seminar experience. We will also be continuing to test the event ticket application so please be sure to register for this event and get your ticket at https://lt.tc.columbia.edu by Monday, Aug...
Last week I attended a VentureOut Edtech Pitch Night, the culminating event of a one-week boot camp for edtech founders. Entrepreneurs gave a two-minute pitch of their products to a panel of four investors and received feedback on how they might improve their sell. The bulk of attendees were associates at venture capitalist firms looking for companies in which to invest. Based on my conversations with them, their two key criteria were:
On Sunday, April 30th NYC.gov is hosting a SAFE Disposal Event in front of TC.Does your work-space has old dusty objects that need some recycling? Lets make a pile! The Design Team has already started one... feel free to add to our mix :)Accepted Items
Thanks Gonzalo and Pan for a great wall!
Last Thursday, Joann, Panisuan and I had a great opportunity to present Vialogues jointly with Dr. Laura Baecher at the Hunter College's faculty development center ACERT Lunchtime Seminar. Our presentation was the last lunchtime seminar for this semester (rescheduled due to a snow day in March), and we were a little bit worried about the attendance as we knew it was the crazy time for coll...
In the United Kingdom today, it is World Book Day - an event sponsored by National Book Tokens (an organization that uses gift cards and rewards to motivate children to read)! The World Book Day celebration fosters a diverse international community by providing games and video story time sessions for kids, teaching toolkits and age-specific resources for for educators, and information for libraries and bookshops to be active in the community.
The goals of World Book...
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has celebrated March as the "Music in Our Schools Month" for the last 30 years! It began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music in 1985.
This month is often characterized with special performances, lessons, sing-alongs and activities to bring music programs to the attention of administrators, parents, colleagues, and communities to display the positive benefits that music education brings to students of all ages.
There's an event going on that I wanted to share in case anyone is interested:
Dust, Dialogue, and Uncertainty: Slow Knowledge in Design Thinking and Practice is a collaboration by Pratt Institute and slowLab, a design research group from the Netherlands. The exhibition demonstrates how "Slow knowledge" can bring holistic, reflective, and critical perspectives to design thinking and practice in support of more balanced and inclusive forms of living. Curated by Carolyn Strauss and Ana Paula Pais of slowLab, the exhibition features artists and designers who have applied Slow design principles in their work and includes projects by Graduate Communications Design and Graduate Interior Design students.
This afternoon I went to a short seminar at NYPL on the News Challenge Grant offered by the Knight Foundation (you may recall the D&R where Laura and Meredith encouraged you all to submit ideas for grant proposals -- this is who we are submitting to!). Attendees ranged from librarians, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and coders, and NYPL's CEO & President Dr. Marx was even in attendance.
MoMA PS1 is hosting an art book fair this weekend beginning Friday 9/26 and ending Sunday 9/28! (There's also a sneak preview happening tomorrow 9/25 from 6-9pm that I will be attending). It's free and open to the public and there will even be a few authors signing copies of their books during the event!
Definitely something to check out if you have the time. Here is more information on the fair:
THE NY ART BOOK FAIR at MoMA PS1
Printed Matter presents the ninth annual NY Art Book...