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CTSC is awarded a 2.7 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation for STILE 2.0, a four-year project to prepare teachers and instructional leaders in urban schools to design and implement interdisciplinary STEM learning experiences for students.
Dr. Rita Sánchez and Sean Peters led a two-day workshop for educators from the BioBus, a mobile science education lab.
The CTSC PD team met in September to welcome news members and discuss fall projects.
CTSC was in attendance at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, held Friday, April 8, 2016 to Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Washington DC.
CTSC Funded by the NYC Council to Implement their Innovating Instruction Model in Ten DOE Schools Across the City
The Center for Technology and School Change (CTSC), at Teachers College, Columbia University is partnering with the New York City Council and the New York City Department of Education as part of the CTSC Initiative – Meaningful Integration of Technology (NYC- InTech).
For the fourth consecutive year, the Educational Leaders’ Training Program (ELTP) brought 15 school educators from Bulgaria to New York for a three-week training program to explore and learn about instructional innovation. ELTP is a program coordinated by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and sponsored by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.
Dr. Ellen Meier from the Center for Technology and School Change, along with Rita Sanchez, Romina Peschiera, Leo Barros and Karina Rodriguez, has provided a professional learning series focused on innovative instruction and school change for 29 high schools in Nuevo León, Mexico this Spring 2015.
On January 12-14, 2015, Dr. Ellen Meier gave a keynote speech at the IV Educational Summit in Santiago, Chile. Organized by the Universidad Católica de Chile and the Penn Graduate School of Education, in joint efforts with the Columbia Global Centers-Latina America (Santiago), the summit gathered key education experts to discuss the connections between leadership and school improvement processes, focusing on how administrators, teachers, and specialists can support systemic change.
South by Southwest (SXSW), once a music, interactive and film festival is now a hub of all things innovative. Twitter first became notable at SXSW back in 2007. SXSW since has branched to three other sets of festivals: SXSWedu for education, SXSW Eco for environment and SXSW V2V for startups.
In May 2015, four of the current staff members of CTSC graduated from Teachers College: Leonardo Barros, Sharmin Hakim, Romina Peschiera and Rita Sánchez. We are celebrating this joyous milestone by highlighting their work at CTSC.
In the 2014-2015 academic year, CTSC’s Alex Thomas facilitated project design workshops for 8th grade teachers and supported project implementation at a NYCDOE middle school in Brooklyn. This work was part of the third-year implementation of Center’s NSF-funded Systemic Transformation in Inquiry Learning Environments (STILE) program. One key goal of the STILE program is to prepare teachers as designers of authentic, standards-based learning experiences in and across the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.