Very Important Dates

Hi everyone!

Believe it or not, Friday is the last day of April.  That means pink MARP forms are due to the Registrar if you plan to graduate. Other timely reminders:

Full-time students should turn in time sheets and logs next week.  Please make sure you have signatures from both your cooperating teacher AND supervisor.  Print out your ten logs with comments, make sure they are signed by supervisor, and drop off at my office.  I will leave an envelope on my office door.

Tuesday, May 11 – Last Day of Classes

May 17 – 4:00-5:30  Literacy Specialist Program Graduation Reception — Please RSVP to Ellen.

Graduation 6:30 – Cathedral of St John the Divine

May 18 – 10:30  Columbia University graduation


Registration Time

An important reminder that registration for summer and fall courses begins Monday, April 19th, for continuing students.  Online registration is available at 8 am.

You do not need approval for HBSK.  Approval for the Institutes will come from Chris Adams at the Project office.  Remember to register for those Institutes twice – with TC and with the Project.

New students will be able to register beginning Wednesday, May 19th.  They may, however, register now for the Project Institutes.  See additional information in summer registration post.

Welcome, Admitted Students!

This weekend, TC is welcoming newly admitted students.  We’re happy to host incoming LITI students and share information about our terrific program.  Thanks to those of you who are volunteering your time.

To our visitors, a warm welcome!  Enjoy your time at Teachers College!

Welcome Back!

Even the weather cooperated for NYC spring break!  We hope you enjoyed relaxing days and feel refreshed as you head back to school on Wednesday.

Here are some April dates to remember:

Friday, April 9 – Admitted Student Weekend – Please let us know if you’d like to share your LITI experiences with newly admitted students this Friday morning.

Saturday, April 10 – Vivian Paley and Bob Herbert here on campus (see separate post for more info)

Monday, April 19 – Registration begins for summer sessions

Friday, April 23 – Last day to register to march in commencement ceremonies – Please check out graduation information at

Thursday, April 29 or Friday, April 30- Last day of Fieldwork

Friday, April 30 – Last day to submit MARP pink form if you are graduating

Don’t miss our favorite Kindergarten teacher!

This Saturday, April 10, 2010, the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, The Hollingworth Center, and the Department of Arts and Humanities will present keynote speakers

Bob Herbert, op-ed columnist for the New York Times, and

Vivian Gussin Paley, well-known author and master teacher of young children

Play, the Imagination, and Taking Time for Living Life

at Milbank Chapel, 125 Zankel Building


8:45 – 9:15      Coffee and pastries

9:15                    Bob Herbert: “Tweet Less, Kiss More,” plus Q and A

10:00                 Vivian Paley: “Meow-meow, Woof-woof: The Language of Intimacy,” plus Q and A

11:00 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12        Vivian Paley: “The Role of the Teacher in the Imaginative Process” – hands-on session

12:00                 Book signing