Introducing the "Educating Harlem" Lecture Series
In collaboration with the Program in History and Education at Teachers College as well as the Center on History and Education, IUME is excited to announce its participation in the new "Educating Harlem" lecture series, which is part of a larger initiative to better explore the forces that shaped education in Harlem.
On March 27th, the first "Educating Harlem" lecture took place at Teachers College in front of a packed room in Russell Hall, where Dr. Martha Biondi -- Professor of Education at Northwestern University -- spoke about her research on youth revolutions at City College in the 1960s. Our next speaker will be Dr. Khalil Muhammad, who is currently the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture. For more information about the Education Harlem initiative, click here.
IUME Partners with the NCAA for the Final Four NCAA Youth Day
The NCAA Championships Community Programs and Youth Clinics, in partnership with YES Inc., and the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College, Columbia University will present "A Healthy Mind, Body, and Community" Youth Day Program to approximately 400 middle-school students during the 2013 Men's Final Four®
Basketball Youth Day program on Friday, April 5, 2013 in Atlanta.
The program will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, and will provide students from the Fulton County School System with an opportunity to gain a stronger understanding of the benefits of community service and maintaining a healthy mind and body. To read the full Press Release, please click here.
Recapping "Beyond Bullying" Summit with IUME Director Morrell
On January 14th, 2013, at Teachers College, Columbia University, experts from all over the country gathered to discuss the issue of bullying in K-12 schools. In a one day national summit sponsored by IUME and education publisher Zaner-Bloser, much critical dialogue occurred in an effort to promote this important issue to the forefront of education. The event was a resounding success! In addition, IUME Director Dr. Ernest Morrell and Dr. Jodene Morrell, Director of IUME's Literacy Teachers Initiative (LTI), along with Teacher Fellows Rachael Cooper and Danielle Del Gatto, each presented their work and ideas for advancing students' literacy skills and creating positive school environments. (This is available for viewing on our YouTube channel.)
to read about this ground-breaking event via BeyondBullying.com and click here
to read the official recap via the TC Media Press Release.
Learn More About IUME's Literacy Teachers Initiative
Last year, IUME was excited to announce the launch of the Literacy Teachers Initiative (LTI), which partners with dynamic teachers from the community in an effort to collaboratively work toward finding increased pedagogical methods for students. LTI is led by Dr. Jodene Morrell of Teachers College and in partnership with Community School District 5 of the New York City Department of Education. The nine inaugural Teacher Fellows conducted their research and will present their findings this fall, and with the addition of three new Teachers Fellows, the program has successfully expanded in its second year.
Check out our LTI page
for more information and check out the biographies of the Teacher Fellows here
! (In addition, click here
for details of the fall presentations by the teachers.)
Learn More about the Youth Historians in Harlem Program!The Youth Historians in Harlem (YHH) project, sponsored by IUME, is a new critical approach to teaching history in urban schools in Harlem, focusing on empowering minority youth through their own cultural experiences, involving students in the practice of "doing" history through guided projects, programs, and participatory action research. YHH seeks to increase students' interest in history through innovative and engaging pedagogical approaches that help them become historians, researching the rich historical past of ‘their’ Harlem community. While YHIH seeks to advance the historical knowledge of education in Harlem, above all, our project seeks to make history relevant to urban students and help increase academic achievement. To learn more about this exciting project, visit the official website here.
Recapping the IUME Colloquia on "The Future of U.S. Latino/a Education"
The first IUME Colloquium of 2013 took place on February 8th, at the Gordon Campus in Harlem (at 12pm), here Doctoral student Catí de los Ríos and M.A. Candidate Cyndi Bendezu discussed their research. Their colloquium was collectively titled "The Future of U.S. Latino/a Secondary and Postsecondary Education: Transversing and Achieving in the K-12 Multi-Dimensional Borderlands and Undocumented Students Persisting in Higher Education." Specifically, Cati presented her most recent paper, "A Curriculum of the Borderlands: High School Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies as Sitios y Lenguas," while Cyndi presented her most recent work entitled "Undocumented Students Post-DACA: Supporting Undocumented Latina/o Students in Higher Education."
Click here for the original full details and click here for the video of the Colloquium on our YouTube channel.
IUME Partnering with the "I Have a Dream Foundation"
IUME is excited to share that we have partnered with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation - DeHostos Chapter in an effort to promote literacy, cultivate voice and increase agency among their urban and minority high school students. The "I Have a Dream Foundation" works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education--a goal that resemples our IUME mission of equity in education. Our partnership commenced earlier this year as we work with IHADF to strengthen the future of youth.
For more information about our partnership and to get involved, click here.
Now Accepting Proposals for the 4th Annual DiRP Conference!
IUME, in sponsorship with Teachers College's Black Student Network (BSN) is now seeking proposals for the 4th Annual Diversity in Research & Practice Conference (DiRP). DiRP seeks to influence the progression of diversity in education research and practice by assembling students, scholars, and community leaders concerned with critical issues in education. The 2013 conference theme “Changing the Game: Expanding Discourses in Research” is representative of the changing landscape in education research and practice.
to submit a proposal and contact the Black Student Network (BSN) here
for more information.
Getting Real III Public Videoconference Series Recap
This past fall over the span of 16 weeks, IUME partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and New York University Hip-Hop Education Center to launch an innovative online seminar series called Getting Real III. Seminal scholars and leaders in the growing field of Hip-Hop studies focused their attention on how Hip-Hop culture, culturally relevant pedagogy and youth participatory action research can successfully be used to close the education gap in America's public schools.
This online public videoconference series was highly successful. The final four lectures were at Teachers College, and can be viewed in full HERE -- so check them out!
The TC speakers featured Professor Chris Emdin, Professor Ernest Morrell, Jen Johnson, and Sam Seidel with Dave "TC" Ellis. (Original lineup here.
Recapping the Final IUME Colloquia of 2012 on "Ill Literacies"
IUME's last Colloquia at the Gordon Campus was spearheaded by two dynamic scholars--Crystal Belle and Jamila Lyiscott--who are both Research Fellows at IUME and Ph.D. students in English Education. Both Crystal and Jamila, versed in spoken word and literacy experts in the making, discussed critical issues in literacy as it applies to democracy and freedom inside schools. We had a full house at the Gordon Campus, and it was a wonderful way to reflect on 2012 with critical discussion and passionate performances from both Crystal and Jamila.
The Colloquium is viewable in full on our YouTube channel
and also don't forget to view our photo gallery, too! (For original information and details, click here.
Recapping IUME 2011-2012 -- A Heartfelt Thank You!
Thank you everyone who made the 2012-2013 a wonderful year for IUME! We look forward to working with community and continuing our quest to pursuing community-oriented and student-centered educational research but involving the people in the middle of this work--the community and the students.
We have a lot of exciting and stimulating lectures, seminars, and events in the upcoming year, but, in the meantime, make sure to read our recap of the past year HERE.
In addition, click HERE
for a PDF document of all our major events this past year.
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Announcements > Professor Edmund Gordon to Lead Commission on the Future of Assessment in K-12 Education
Professor Edmund Gordon to Lead Commission on the Future of Assessment in K-12 Education
Present-day knowledge and technology may be insufficient to meet the
changing demands of the U.S. education enterprise
Princeton, N.J. (April 28, 2011) — Concerns over current and future emerging changes in the U.S. education enterprise have led one of the nation's premier educational psychologists, Professor Edmund W. Gordon, to lead a two-year study group — the Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in K–12 Education.
The commission will consider what educational assessment will look like, and what it should be capable of doing now and through the middle of the 21st century, given the possibility that the present-day knowledge and technological bases for educational assessment could be insufficient to meet the changing demands of the education enterprise in the next 40 years.
Dr. Gordon, a professor emeritus at both Yale and Columbia Universities says, "We need to address these changes now in order to improve the educational opportunities for all people and drive innovation in educational assessment. The work of this commission will be completely transparent and serve to inform teaching and learning in the pursuit of excellence and equity in education."
Comprising more than 20 of the most distinguished scholars in the fields of education sciences, psychometrics, and public policy, and chaired by Dr. Gordon, the commission will try to determine whether future assessments and practices in education should be the same as, or different from, the past and present in terms of:
- Structure and design
- Modes of delivery and scoring
- Uses of instruments and assessment data
- The management and interpretation of assessment, program, and student characteristics and performance data
"It is critical that we further examine how to effectively tap into emerging research and development in order to improve teaching and learning through assessment and the better use of educational measurement." Dr. Gordon adds, "Just as the paradigms for education are shifting, our models for assessment will need to change — perhaps moving from a primary concern for accountability and prediction to a greater focus on descriptive diagnosis to inform teaching and learning transactions."
During year one the commission will explore: what education is expected to become and should be by 2050; what will be the consequent demands on the educational assessment enterprise; and what technical and theoretical solutions to those demands are conceivable.
During year two the commission will turn its attention to the development of specifications for procedures, instrumentation, data management systems and administrative policies and practices that are appropriate to the identified changing demands, as well as the development of policy positions that are responsive to those demands.
Professor Gordon expressed the appreciation of his Commission members and himself to Educational Testing Service for the initial funding and logistical support provided for the Gordon Commission, but stressed that the Commission will conduct its work autonomously and independently. Professor Gordon indicated that the Commission will seek additional funding from other corporate, public and philanthropic sources.
About the Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in K–12 Education
A two-year study group comprised of thought leaders, trailblazers and innovators in academia, research and policy, the Gordon Commission seeks to harness emerging developments in the pedagogical, cognitive and technological sciences to improve K–12 educational assessment — now and into the mid-21st century. Its mission is to analyze the best assessment practices and our nation's current and future educational needs, and generate recommendations that will improve pedagogical practice, educational measurement and student achievement.
For more information on the Gordon Commission please contact Paola Heincke, 609-683-2153, or email@example.com