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Dispersing Seeds: Education Program, Summer 2019 

The End of Summer --- by Edna St. Vincent Millay When poppies in the garden bleed, And coreopsis goes to seed, And pansies, blossoming past their prime, Grow small and smaller all the time, When on the mown field, shrunk and dry, Brown dock and purple thistle lie, And smoke from forest fires at noon Can …

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With Blessings: Fall 2018 Education Program 

In searching the Ziegfeld Collection of International Children's Art, I was drawn to the Glen of Aher, a colorful painting by Mary Hickey, 15 years of age, that she did at the Country National School, Ireland, sometime in the 1950s. This piece felt homey, positive, and welcoming, with its bright country cottage, grazing animals, and lush …

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Playing Out the Education Program: Fall 2017 

One hundred years ago, Teachers College hosted a Players Club, comprised of female students from various departments who were interested in dramatics. In 1918, they produced several plays, raised funds to assist war efforts, and donated costumes and properties to a Teachers College graduate working in a soldier’s recreation center in France. That same year, the …

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Education Program: Summer 2016 

Last summer we reflected on moving walls; well, summer 2016 brought an even greater, necessary reduction of programming, due to ongoing construction of the fourth floor Learning Theater and closure of the first floor which received a ceiling sprinkler system - now ready to dowse books, equipment, and furnishings in the unfortunate event of a fire. From our …

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Visiting the Cooper Hewitt, Part 1 

One morning I arrive at work to find a cartload of framed art pulled from the library's closed stacks for the Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History conference and exhibit – select pieces from the Dow and Ziegfeld collections loaded up for loan to Macy Gallery. As I compile the inventory, I discover a …

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Using Vialogues in Your Classroom 

If you are searching for an interactive video social media space to help your classroom actively (and digitally) debate theoretical concepts that emerge when watching video, look no further than EdLab's own Vialogues software. A combination of the words "video" and "dialogue," Vialogues is an interactive social media tool developed specifically for educators looking to …

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Applying the Science of Learning 

Title: Applying the Science of Learning Author: Richard E. Mayer Publisher: Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, c201 Check it out: LB1060.M3395 2011 From the Publisher: The underlying premise of Applying the Science of Learning is that educators can better help students learn if they understand the processes through which student learning takes place. In this …

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Further Notes from Intentional Teacher Immersion 

As I've reported in previous posts, I was in Nashville, TN from Wednesday, November 10th through Sunday, November 14th to participate in an intensive Information Literacy program for instruction librarians with more than 5 years experience, the Intentional Teacher track (as opposed to the Teacher track, which is designed for more or less beginning instruction …

Posted 106 months ago by

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Memoirs of an Immersion 

On Wednesday, November 10th, I was arriving at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee for Immersion '10, "an intensive, 3.5 day program of training and education for instruction librarians," as described by ACRL, the sponsoring organization (a division of the American Library Association).  Scarritt-Bennett is on …

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News from Nashville 

I'm attending an intensive four-day program in Nashville (called an Immersion), sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and focusing on information literacy; I'm in the Intentional Teacher track (there's an Assessment track also meeting here).  It's so intensive that there hasn't really been a chance to take in any of the …

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