Workshop: Building Your Own Library Using Authentic Literacies, with Amanda Stessen & Marcelle Mentor, Tuesday, 5/22, 4-5pm

We offer the following workshops relevant to research and curriculum.

  • Building Your Own Library Using Authentic Literacies, with Amanda Stessen & Marcelle Mentor, Tuesday, 5/22, 4-5pm


  • This offering will share creative ways of publishing student work in your classroom. We will discuss Ernest Hemingway's legendary six-word memoir ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and SMITH Magazine's six-word memoirs. We will write our own six word memoirs; brainstorm ways to publish student texts in the classroom (through books, quilts, T-shirts, video/audio, blogs, and other medium), and distribute our very own published booklets of six-word memoirs.

    Amanda Stessen is a student in the TESOL K-12 MA program at Teachers College. She has collaborated with several community programs, ranging from kindergarten to young adults, to coordinate student publications in the form of books, newspapers, movies, and even a quilt. Most recently, she served as a Site Educator for Student Press Initiative's oral storytelling project.

    Marcelle Mentor is a South African doctoral student in the Teaching of English program. Ms. Mentor is a teacher at Student Press Initiative, Teachers College, and has served as Adjunct Professor at City College of New York; Adjunct Professor at Pace University; and Youth Program Coordinator at Coro New York Leadership Center.

    Please rsvp by Friday, May 18th.

    Where: 305 Russell

  • Rewiring Our Grads: Services for TC Alumni, with Eric Grunes, Thursday, 5/10. 3:30-5pm


  • Need to research beyond your degree? This workshop will introduce participants to the alumni services program, which includes access to Education Full Text, ERIC, Academic Search, Business Source, and ABI/Research Library. These databases combined offer access to over 11,000 full text journals in a variety of disciplines to support and enhance the work of practicing educators, psychologists, and allied health professionals. Training will also cover content and navigation through PocketKnowledge, the social archive and digital repository of Teachers College.

    Continuing themes presented in the Academic Festival, Rewiring the Learning Landscape, and leading the alumni services workshop is Eric Grunes, a MLIS graduate and film fanatic who moved from Shreveport, Louisiana to New York City. Eric served as Technologist for Magale Library at Centenary College of Louisiana and Librarian at B'nai Zion Temple Memorial Library, also in Shreveport.

    Persons interested in attending may rsvp the library by Tuesday, May 8th.

    Where: 305 Russell



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