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When Annie Ellman and Nadia Telsey first founded the Brooklyn Women’s Martial Arts dojo, its focus was teaching self-defense to women and girls and the year was 1974. The 80s not only saw BWMA find a permanent location in Park Slope but also the addition of classes to specifically support women of color and those with disabilities. The organization was renamed the Center for Anti-Violence Education in the 1990s...
The middle and high school history curriculum in the US does little to address black history and culture outside of offering a unit on slavery or the civil rights movement. And because they can’t see themselves in it, many African American students encounter obstacles when it comes to truly connecting with the material and developing a love of history. Th...
This past April, the Smith Learning Theater hosted a workshop on the challenges and opportunities faced by teachers in refugee contexts. The interactive design workshop, called Communities of Practice: Teachers in Conflict and Displacement, was open to graduate students at Teachers College. At the event, students engaged in design activities geared towards thinking through issues regarding child protection, peda...
For decades, it has been man’s mission to walk on Mars, and the Smith Learning Theater finally accomplished this herculean task. The Out of This World Learning Experience took participants from the fourth floor of the Teachers College library to the faraway surface of the mysterious red planet in an interactive theatrical phantasmagoria both educational and awe-inspiring. The EdLab team manned the two-hour exped...
From Interactive Telecommunications Program graduate to MediaLab director at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to current research fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and adjunct professor at the Anthropology School , Marco Castro Cosio has an extensive history with collaborative innovation and play in the l...
During the summer of ‘72, the entire country and really, the whole world was chess crazy. American grandmaster, Bobby Fischer had just defeated USSR Champion Boris Spassky in the World Chess Championship during the height of the Cold War and the search began for the next great chess player. An all-male chess club was developed with this very hope in mind, but over time the program shifted its sights toward equitable opportunities for both young men and wo...
Elementary and middle school teachers are often struggling to find ways to foster a true interest in science in their classrooms. The answer? Killer snails! Not only are killer snails a fascinating predator from the deep but it is also the name of a brand new creator of science games that inspires a love of science in users of all ages.
Digital Learning @ TC took the spotlight at a Smith Learning Theater event in early April. The interactive exhibit featured six modules focused on different areas of innovative digital learning that Teachers College (TC) faculty, students, and trustees have been working on. The exhibit was sponsored by TC’s Office of Digital Learning and curated by the
Dr. Marian Mahat is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where she manages research activities for the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) project. Across Australia and New Zealand for the l...
Spontaneous. Genuine. Connected. This is how best to describe The Barrow Group’s approach to acting. The Barrow Group is a theater company and training center located in midtown Manhattan, offering programming in all dimensions of storytelling, including acting, directing, playwriting, filmmaking, screenwriting, and improvisation. Since its founding in 1986, Barrow has maintained that the strongest pe...