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General Assembly (GA) is a global educational company working with students both online and in person across 25 campuses in 6 countries to empower a global community to pursue work they love. By focusing on the most relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business and technology, GA confronts skills gaps through best-in-class instruction and providing access to opportunities while partnering with employers to help companies source talent, as...
Reasoning Mind co-founder, George Khachatryan, is huge proponent of math education, but not the way most of us have come to understand it. In October of 2015, Khachatryan presented his proposal for a modern day implementation of Mortimer Adler's Paideia Proposal to enrich and elevate mathematical learning for a range of students. Check out the talk and the related discussion on
Nothing more than the sound of wind rustling through the lissome branches of the leaning pine and the faint tapping of people at work can be heard along the secluded shore of the lower St. Regis Lake. Here in this wooded haven, men and women pick up crosscut saws and throw axes at Paul Smith's College Adirondack Woodsmen's School . Paul Smith's
The hallowed halls of the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences boast the development of a water filtration system for low resource settings, an air pollution detection sensor for those susceptible to asthmatic attacks, and a temperature monitor that can be integrated into a football player's uniform. And those are just a few of the biomedical innovations that came out of
As this year draws to a close, we at EdLab Studios feel the urge now more than ever to highlight the work being done by people and organizations around New York that inspire and enrich their communities. Reflecting on the past year shows us commonalities across diverse populations that are all eager to express themselves and have their voices heard. Whether that is through painting, writing, singing, acting, dancing, a physical activity or a vocational sk...
Better data and research create better apps. Better apps improve learning experiences for teachers and students alike. In the winter of 2015, Kara Carpenter discussed Teachley's alternative approach to rote learning which employs a unique blend of instruction, learning tools, feedback, and support within a series of fun, child-friendly games. Check out the talk and the related discussion on
Ensemble Force CEO, David Deblinger teamed up with actor and Teachers College alum, Shafik Bahou to share the meta-cognitive and social-emotional benefits of arts in education at the EdLab seminar in April of 2014. Check out the talk and the related discussion on on Vialogues....
Father Tom Coughlin was ordained in 1977, becoming one of the first deaf priests in North America. Four years later, he purchased what many would later nickname "Heaven on Earth," a rundown property on Fourth Lake in the heart of the Adirondacks. The former Mohawk Hotel with its tree-lined vistas and barn-red main lodge, was in a dire state of disrepair. But through the tireless dedication of volunteers and some elbow grease, it would open its doors as Ca...
After completing his Ph.D at Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing Craig Tashman launched LiquidText in an effort to provide more flexible, digital-friendly document interaction. In the summer of 2013, Tashman visited EdLab to introduce his start-up and the impact it is having on the process of readi...
"There are no holidays in funeral service" Matthew Linsing, an instructor and funeral director, says knowing all too well that death does not wait for anyone's convenience. The mystery of death, and the funerary rituals that surround it ask us to face our own mortality. While most shy away from this awkward confrontation with thoughts of the unknown, there are a select few who confront the reality of death every day at the