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Students in the Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design program at Teachers College experienced a new kind of library tutorial, diving deep into the details of research methods and materials available at the Gottesman Libraries. The research workshop took place in the Smith Learning Theater for 90 students as part of an introductory course on communication, computing, and technology taught by Prof...
According Sara Potler LaHayne, there are two kinds of entrepreneurs: serial entrepreneurs always on the hunt for something new and those who are unconditionally committed to solving a particular problem. She considers herself the latter and has dedicated her entrepreneurial pursuits to providing schools with tools to support social emotional learning. Sara is the founder & CEO ...
For the second year in a row, the Learning Theater hosted the Literacy Unbound Summer Institute. Organized and run by the Center for Professional Education of Teachers (CPET) at Teachers College, Literacy Unbound brings together twelve high school students and twelve teachers for a two-week intensive program...
At a time when R&B and hip hop proudly claim the title of most popular musical genres in the nation, it’s no surprise that students respond better to classroom lessons with the help of rhymes and beats. Flocabulary  is a culturally responsive learning platform intended to increase achievement by bringing joy to the cla...
Rosalie Yu is a creative technologist at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a recipient of the 2018 Myers Fund art commission grant. Through a study of her past work and inspiring projects from around the world, Yu offered an introduction to the 3D scanning process as well as an i...
Not all heroes wear capes, but Tony Weaver, Jr. did during his EdLab seminar presentation this September. Recently featured in Forbes magazine, this young mission-driven entrepreneur is the founder of Weird Enough Productions which aims to fight media misrepresentation, especially of minority groups, by improving med...
This year’s incoming class of Teachers College students were the first to experience the library’s new Smith Learning Theater during orientation. The Learning Theater, which opened to the public in October 2017, is a renovated 6000 square foot space on the fourth floor of the Teachers College library that hosts experiential and innovative learning, teaching, and research activities year-round. Library staff welc...
Rob Crawford, who, after completing the MFA program in writing at Columbia and launching Prelude , a New York-based journal of poetry and criticism, as well as working as an editor and researcher at Harper Collins and the Overlook Press, not to mention an independent researcher where he fact-checked an entire biography o...
The United States of America didn’t become politically polarized overnight. A growing trend of ever-narrowing echo chambers and media bubbles has widened the gap, reducing understanding across political parties and dividing a nation. Founded by Annafi Wahed The Flip Side  is a daily news digest with the mission to bridge the ga...
Ruta Kruliauskaite is an interactive designer and multimedia producer at EdLab. There, she works mainly in the Smith Learning Theater where she designs and runs interactive learning experiences. Recently, she ran a theater workshop for participants in the Literacy Unbound Summer Institute to introduce them to the process of creating a performance with technology in a v...