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Strage Prize 2013 with Joey Lee 

This year, the Strage Prize features the work of TC Professor Joey Lee and his research on games and education. Lee’s recent work includes “Greenify: real-world missions for climate change education” and “Experience points for learning: Student perceptions of game mechanics for the classroom.” His work at Teachers College intersected with others through projects supported …

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Learning Spaces 

Imagine a box, velvet black, Low-key lighting like beams from a lighthouse cast. Open space, no seats, silence. Just a big black box Waiting for actors, dancers, musicians. It’s a space that will be. Meaning will they make, Like blank page to written word. They perform, imprint our souls, move on. My knowledge of transitional …

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Process in the Education Program 

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." -- Oscar Wilde


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Jennifer Govan.

“Why do we do what we do?” asks a colleague over the cranking of coffee machines in the Everett Café. I flip through the numbers and think through the presentations: an estimated 1,500 events since the inception of the Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, enhanced by introductions at professional conferences, staff meetings, and the events themselves. …

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Process in the Education Program 

“Why do we do what we do?” asks a colleague over the cranking of coffee machines in the Everett Café. I flip through the numbers and think through the presentations: an estimated 1,500 events since the inception of the Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, enhanced by introductions at professional conferences, staff meetings, and the events themselves. …

Posted 49 months ago by

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Mashing Up: Monday Work Groups 

We don’t serve mashed potatoes at high noon, but freshly baked cookies, coffee, and tea aren’t too bad an alternative. They sweeten the taste for technology – on a day when we sift through piles of weekend e-mail, as we look hungrily to the week ahead. On the second Monday of each month, experts from …

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Poke the Box : When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time? 

Title: Poke the Box : When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time? Author: Seth Godin Publisher:  The Domino Project Call number: HF5386 .G552 2011 From the Publisher: Poke the Box is a manifesto by bestselling author Seth Godin that just might make you uncomfortable. It’s a call to action about …

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The Art of Possibility 

Title: The Art of Possibility Authors: Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander Publisher: Harvard Business School Press,  2000 Call Number: BC199.P7 Z36 From the Publisher: The Art of Possibility offers a set of breakthrough practices for creativity in all human enterprises.  This inspirational book is a synthesis of Rosamund Stone Zander's knowledge of cutting-edge psychology …

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Education in the slums of Rio and Kibera 

"Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become" (Reference: TedTalk …

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Creative Food for Thought 

Have you registered yet for the Department of Arts and Humanities' Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium at Teachers College, April 28th-29th? The Gottesman Libraries is hosting a full calendar of events related to—and leading up to—the symposium. To spark interest in the "intrinsic value of creativity and imagination in education," we'll feature: Poetry Day, a "read …

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Learning through Technology 

Background MuseAmi develops iPhone apps that allow you to correct your pitch and produce music. I was interested in how these applications "level the playing" field for new music creators. MuseAmi creator, Bob Taub, has plans to continue developing the tool so it will translate what you sing into musical notation. They hope that the …

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