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.)
Click here 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."
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.
Click here 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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Activism, Social Justice, and Special Events
IUME's goals are very much centered on research and community outreach, yet, it is also important to be a leader in pursuing social justice and advocating for certain causes that should be the foundation behind research and community outreach. For this reason, we have also made it a priority to proudly support a number of causes relating to social justice and/or ideas that we feel deserve attention. As a Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University, we understood our leverage and privilege and thus, hope to standing behind the causes and issues that inform our practice.
Check out below some of our recent events and if you or your organization have a cause that fulfills our mission of pursuing social justice, don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. Exploring International Education -- A Talk with Costa Rican Minister of Education On October 10th, 2012, IUME--along with the sponsorship of the Office of the Provost and Dean of the College at Teachers College--hosted "Education Reform in Costa Rica: A Conversatio Costa Rican Minister of public Education, Dr. Leonardo Garnier." Dr. Garnier engaged a packed room of students, exploring educational issues in Costa Rica--and illustrating how they are quite similar to challenges in the United States.
IUME Director Ernest Morrell introduced Dr. Garnier, as one of IUME's goals is also to expand the lens of education reform and reach out internationally as we collaborate and exchange ideas to improve the educational experiences of children.
Supporting Undocumented Students Pursuing Higher Education
On September 25th, 2012, IUME sponsored its first official event of the school year--a book talk for the newly released "Undocumented and Unafraid: Tam Tran, Cinthya Felix, and the Immigrant Youth Movement." The important issue of undocumented students continues to be an area that social justice advocates should continue rallying around and supporting, as this event featured an inspiration panel filled with moving discussion and information. For the first time in Teachers College history, undocumented and unafraid TC students introduced a ground breaking book; Undocumented & Unafraid, Tam Tran, Cinthya Felix, and the Immigrant Youth Movement. The book panelist included Professor Ernest Morrell, TC student Mariella Saavedra; UCLA Labor Center intern Sofia Campos, and the director of the UCLA Labor Center, Professor Kent Wong. We honored the lives of Tam Tran and Cinthya Felix. There was also a call to action to all educators to continue fighting along undocumented youth for human rights and higher education.
Advocating for the NYS Dream Act at Teachers College, Columbia University
On April 10th, 2012, along with the Latino/a and Latin American Faculty Working Group, IUME sponsored an event featuring NY State Senator Bill Perkins and NY Assemblyman Guillermo Linares who spoke at Teachers College in Milbank Chapel. During the event, they each introduced the New York State Dream Act to the community following by discussion by a panel of Teachers College professors. It was a big, yet exciting, undertaking to get our State legislators to come to TC and it made for a great evening and a very full Milbank Chapel.
In addition, Assembyman Linares and this event was featured in the TC News here. In addition, visit the TC News link to the see the video of both the Senator and Assemblyman championing the NYS Dream Act (courtesy of TC Media).
Assemblyman Linaries is a TC alumnus, working at IUME during his tenure at Teachers College.
"Save Ethnic Studies" -- Informing the Public about the Injustices in Tucson
On March 2nd, 2012, in partnership with a host of other activist-scholar institutions in New York City, IUME hosted "Tucson Teachers Speak Out" with Milbank hall packed to absolute capacity, as community members from all over New York City were sitting on stairs and standing in the back to hear Sean Arce and Maria Federico Brummer speak (two Raza Studies teachers from the TUSD) following the showing of the powerful documentary "Precious Knowledge." Centering on a screening of the critically-acclaimed and immensely powerful documentary Precious Knowledge, the plaintiffs of Arizona HB 2281 spoke to a jam-packed, standing-room-only crowd inside Milbank Chapel at Teachers College. It was an incredible event and thank you to those who were a part of it--we raised both money and awareness for this injustice of human rights. This event brought massive awareness to the "Save Ethnic Studies" awareness, in addition to raising thousands of dollars in support of ethnic studies, rocking the New York City area like never before at Teachers College.
The following morning, Sean and Maria led a Teach-In at IUME's Gordon Campus to share their successful curriculum that they developed at TUSD.