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Earshot analyzes a teacher's voice and provides data analytics about key indicators of effective instruction to help students gain the skills they need to be successful. Amy Spinelli, the CEO of Earshot, visited EdLab in October 2017 to discuss this technology, share early experiences, and relay her organization's vision of the future of being an educator. Watch the full seminar on Vialogue...
Measurement and Quantitative Methods Professor at Michigan State University, Ken Frank, was joined by Kaitlin Torphy, Sihua (Adrienne) Hu, and Jiliang Tang to present at the EdLab seminar in September 2017. The Teachers in Social Media team shared findings from a selection of papers that examine teachers' use of social media including the popular web and mobile app, Pinterest. These papers will be featu...
Christine Slingerland believes that curriculum and literature can come to life when you combine them with theater, music, movement, and art. A longtime teacher in NYC, Slingerland was educated at Bank Street College of Education, a school known for its progressive and experimental approach to education. This past summer, Slingerland brought her teaching experience to the
Lisa Strum knows that creativity comes from outside the box, and she knows how to help students get there. As a quintuple theatrical threat, Lisa works professionally as an actor, writer, singer, director, and producer, including writing and performing in her own award-winning one-woman show, She Gon' Learn, and having a recurring role in Law & Order: SVU. As an educational consultant, s...
Historic Preservation seeks to reveal and recount not only the architectural history associated with a site, but the richer social and political history that lies within each brick, beam, and bolt. So, as a student of that very endeavor, Ken Lustbader grew frustrated at the glaring absence of gay history being explored in the field. Historically, LGBT history has remained relatively unknown, undocumented, and not fully understood. But it exi...
For Jennine Willett, space is the most important and exciting aspect of creating a performance. The Bessie-award winning choreographer is best known for her artistic work on site-specific performances that transform public spaces into immersive theatrical experiences. She is the co-artistic director of renowned Brooklyn dance company, Third Rail Projects, where her work continually blurs the lines between ...
Joseph Mendez was an undercover cop, driving home one night through Queens when he was in a car accident. Suddenly his life was completely changed. But it wasn’t over. After spending an entire year in recovery, Joe left the hospital in a wheelchair. Interactions with other patients he'd encountered motivated Joe to revisit the sports he loved so much before his injury and even try some new ones, chiefly through the
"Play is the highest form of research," said Albert Einstein. Yet, as any child knows, some environments give more freedom to the imagination than others. Teaching artist and professional performer Judy Tate encourages play wherever she teaches, but the Learning Theater, she says, gives students an incredible space to take risks and express their voices. For her, play is at the heart of creating. And while teach...
Push open the glass doors of the Learning Theater. Enter the large blackbox space and turn right. There on the wall you see a bookcase. But of course, in a space as innovative as the Learning Theater, you know it is not a regular bookcase. No, instead, it is a piece of interactive design created by the Learning Theater's Artist in Residence and Interaction Designer Adiel Fernandez. Adiel has a backgrou...
The face of farming in America is changing. Today, women, people of color, those from low resource backgrounds, members of marginalized communities, and urban growers are putting down roots on rural farmland and pioneering successful, sustainable agricultural businesses. For many New Yorkers, newfound interest and empowerment in this field can be traced to the Beginning Farmer Program , whi...