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Congratulations to all the TC graduates from CTSC!

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 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.

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Romina Peschiera joined the Center in March 2014 as a professional development intern.  Romina’s Master’s thesis in Instructional Technology and Media proposed a PD framework for addressing the lack of pedagogical alignment with the current state of technology integration in Peru’s schools. Because she was interested in learning more about how to support teachers to integrate technology effectively, Romina took classes with Dr. Meier at TC and learned more about the Center and its approach, which aligned very well with her own perspective of PD and technology integration.  She is hoping to go back to Peru and to use this PD framework in the future.  She currently works as a Professional Development Associate.

Leonard Barros earned his Master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Media and he is a Professional Development Assistant at the Center.  For his thesis, Leo proposed a model of infusing educational technology in preservice teacher education in Chile.  His decision to focus on proposing such a model for teacher education partly came from working at the Center, and his engagement with the Instructional Leadership Program for high school principals from Nuevo León, Mexico.

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Dr. Sharmin Hakim defended her dissertation successfully for an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media.  Sharmin, also now known as Dr. Hakim, examined the perceptions of technology in preservice secondary mathematics teachers, and how their perceptions correlate with their use of technology in the classroom.  She has supported Dr. Meier in running the Technology Specialist program at TC for the past 7 years.  She works as a Research Associate at CTSC.

Newly minted Dr. Rita Sánchez completed a case study on redefining professional development for supporting elementary teachers’ mathematics knowledge in order to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics education.  Rita joined the CTSC in 2008, and as a former engineer, she has been a key leader in the Center’s STEM work.  She is a professional development facilitator and the Coordinator of International Professional Development.

The Center is proud of their tremendous work, and we wish them luck in their endeavors!

Published Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Congratulations to all the TC graduates from CTSC!

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.

romina_leo

Romina Peschiera joined the Center in March 2014 as a professional development intern.  Romina’s Master’s thesis in Instructional Technology and Media proposed a PD framework for addressing the lack of pedagogical alignment with the current state of technology integration in Peru’s schools. Because she was interested in learning more about how to support teachers to integrate technology effectively, Romina took classes with Dr. Meier at TC and learned more about the Center and its approach, which aligned very well with her own perspective of PD and technology integration.  She is hoping to go back to Peru and to use this PD framework in the future.  She currently works as a Professional Development Associate.

Leonard Barros earned his Master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Media and he is a Professional Development Assistant at the Center.  For his thesis, Leo proposed a model of infusing educational technology in preservice teacher education in Chile.  His decision to focus on proposing such a model for teacher education partly came from working at the Center, and his engagement with the Instructional Leadership Program for high school principals from Nuevo León, Mexico.

sharmin_rita

Dr. Sharmin Hakim defended her dissertation successfully for an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media.  Sharmin, also now known as Dr. Hakim, examined the perceptions of technology in preservice secondary mathematics teachers, and how their perceptions correlate with their use of technology in the classroom.  She has supported Dr. Meier in running the Technology Specialist program at TC for the past 7 years.  She works as a Research Associate at CTSC.

Newly minted Dr. Rita Sánchez completed a case study on redefining professional development for supporting elementary teachers’ mathematics knowledge in order to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics education.  Rita joined the CTSC in 2008, and as a former engineer, she has been a key leader in the Center’s STEM work.  She is a professional development facilitator and the Coordinator of International Professional Development.

The Center is proud of their tremendous work, and we wish them luck in their endeavors!

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