Workshop: Making Progress & Doing the Dissertation, Saturday, 4/22, 10am-3:30pm

We are pleased to offer the following workshops in April:

  • Making Progress and Doing the Dissertation, Saturday, 4/22, 10am-3:30pm


  • Please join us for the Fourth Annual Meeting on Interdisciplinary Studies/Cultural Studies, convened in a workshop, Making Progress and Doing the Dissertation. Topics to be covered include Doctoral certification exams, How to compose the dissertation proposal, Interdisciplinary work, Studies in arts and humanities, Dissertations on social media & other high tech, Single or double advisors, Reviewing literatures, Educational relevance, Classroom research, Qualitative methods, How to reduce the expense of doctoral work, Masters theses, Employment, and Career trajectories.

    Organized by Professor John Broughton, this workshop is co-sponsored by the Department of Arts and Humanities; the Film and Education Research Academy (FERA); Interdisciplinary Studies in Education Program; and Gottesman Libraries. Presenters include: Margaret Bates, Cheri Ehrlich, Barbara Esgalhado, Nikolina Nedeljkov, Heather van Uxem Lewis, Ed Hallisey, Robin Walker, Regina Casale, Kari Razdow, Leif Bergerud, Victoria Bertotti, Nicole Blandford, Mary Lee Grisanti, Rob Maitra, Rory Varrato, Greg Bell, Elroy Esdaille, Kato La, and Sophie Mackinnon.

    Please rsvp with your interest and details to jmb61@tc.columbia.edu. Breakfast and lunch are provided (gratis).

    Where: 306 Russell

  • Being a Professor: Making a Living/Making a Life, Monday, 4/17, 3:30-5pm


  • In this session participants will discuss with junior and senior faculty and representatives from Columbia University's Office of Work/Life issues related to the challenges of faculty life including: work/life balance; self-care; and planning for success.

    Presenters:

    Deborah Hughes Ndao, Director of Wellness, Columbia University Office of Work/Life, develops and executes programs designed to improve the health and wellness for the people who work at Columbia University.

    Ansley Erickson is an Assistant Professor in the Program in History and Education. She studies the history of educational inequality in U.S cities.

    Christine Baron is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies and Education; a former high school history teacher; and museum educator. Dr. Baron’s research focuses on examining historical thinking related to non-traditional texts and teaching and learning in informal settings.

    Mary Hafeli is a Professor in the Program in Art and Art Education and former fine arts dean. An active artist, her research focuses on the thinking and practices of artists and art students; approaches to studio teaching; and leadership in creative communities.

    Haeny Yoon is Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. Her research interests include: children's play and identity; popular cultural and contemporary childhood; young children's writing; curriculum; teacher development and identity.

    This workshop is part of the Career Development Program, co-sponsored and presented by the Department of Arts and Humanities. It is open primarily to Ph'D/EdD students in Arts and Humanities and Curriculum and Teaching. Other TC students are welcome to attend, first come, first serve.

    Kindly rsvp in advance with your interest and details.

    Where: 306 Russell

  • I Hate My Teacher and My Teacher Hates Me: Relational Responsiveness and Student Connection, with Joseph Mathews, Monday, 4/17, 6-8pm


  • Participants will explore the significance of relational responsiveness and the power and price of developing trust. Cultural conflicts in the classroom will also be discussed, as well as interactive role play, to help those in attendance create a more compassionate and responsive classroom culture to engage the hardest-to-reach students.

    Joseph Mathews has conducted many professional development workshops for teachers that focus on student and family engagement. In addition to Things I Wish My Teacher Knew About Me (CreateSpace, May, 2015), he has written Wrestling for My Life (2011), Why Do Boys Make Girls Cry? (2011), Me and My Homies (2010), and The Dropout (2008). Joseph has a M.A. in Family and Community Education, and he is pursuing now a Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Studies, also at Teachers College, Columbia University.

    Please rsvp with your interest by Friday, April 14th.

    Where: 306 Russell

  • K-12 Primary Sources, Thursday, 4/20, 3-4pm


  • This workshop covers helpful ways to find textbooks, children's literature, lesson plans, and other K-12 materials in the Gottesman Libraries' collection. From Educat, our catalog, to Databases by Genre: K-12, through to Pocketknowledge's American Curriculum Collection, we will present different ways of accessing both current and historical materials.

    Please rsvp with your interest by Tuesday, April 18th.

    Where: 302 Russell


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