CTSC collaborates with different school districts and organizations to conduct research, evaluate technology projects, and provide professional development services. The Center also engages in partnerships with other institutions and programs to investigate ways that schools can more easily and productively integrate technology into their education practices. For example, CTSC works with schools and districts to assist with technology planning, conduct technology walk throughs, and devise needs assessments. The Center customizes workshops specific to school needs and supports teachers as they implement technology-based projects. When working with various institutions and organizations, the Center helps its partners to focus on their goals by defining evaluation questions, collecting data, and creating formative and summative evaluation reports.
- Fairfield School District
- Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC)
- New York City School District
- Tarrytown Public Schools District
- White Plains City School District
- Yonkers Public School District
- Non-Public Schools in Westchester and Putnam Counties
- Non-Public Schools in Dutchess County
- Tri-county Consortium of BOCES
- Bank Street College of Education
- Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York
- University at Buffalo, State University of New York
- Center for Children & Technology – Education Development Center
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and The Sage Colleges
- Syracuse University
- The After-School Corporation
CTSC works in a variety of capacities to meet the needs of educational institutions and organizations:
Teacher/Leader Quality Partnerships
This grant seeks to enhance collaboration among undergraduate arts and sciences, preservice education, and P-12 schools. The Bank Street College of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, are collaborating with CTSC on this project.
Title II-D Competitive and Title-IID Non-Competitive
Numerous schools partner with CTSC to provide professional development in the grants that they receive. For these schools, CTSC conducts school-based workshops, which train teachers to infuse technology into their practice. Learning Technology grants, Title IID Competitive, Title IID Noncompetitive, and Non-Public School Consortium grants are examples of such CTSC-school relationships.
Mathematics for All
CTSC also has a grant to serve as the Evaluator for the Mathematics for All grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to Bank Street College and the Education Development Center. This grant helps teachers develop inclusion skills in the area of mathematics through the use of video case-based studies.
New York Preparing Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) Catalyst Grant
The New York PT3 Catalyst grant is a partnership with two other universities–the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and Syracuse University. PT3 has produced a comprehensive print and web-based resource packet. The packet presents a theoretical and functional framework to help leaders in teacher education programs plan for the effective integration of instructional technologies.
Building Healthy Communities (BHC)
The After-School Corporation worked with CTSC in the design and implementation of an online social network to help students learn about preventing childhood obesity and nutrition. Teachers and site coordinators across New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia participated in webinars on how to effectively implement the social networking site with students.
Teachers College PT3 Implementation Grant
The purpose of the Teachers College Preparing Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) Implementation grant is to enhance the technology capacity at the College by providing assistance to its pre-service teacher faculty who are interested in integrating technology into the curriculum.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and The Sage Colleges
CTSC has collaborated with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and The Sage Colleges (Russell Sage College, Sage College of Albany, and Sage Graduate School) to conduct research on mentoring strategies for working with teachers who are integrating technology into their classroom practice.
Intensive Masters Program
CTSC helps administer Teachers College’s Intensive Program in Computing and Education. Since 1974, the program has been conferring a master’s degree in Computing and Education. The program emphasizes intensive work at Teachers College in the summer followed by on- or off-site coursework during the school year.