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Teach, Think, Play 2009: The Moving Image In the Classroom

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TTP 2009: The Moving Image in the Classroom
March 28, April 4, 5 & 25, 2009
Teachers College Columbia University, New York CIty


Featuring two-time Academy Award winning screenwriter and author William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men), Emmy Award winning voice of Elmo, Director & Senior Creative Advisor for Sesame Workshop Kevin Clash and authors William Kist (New Literacies in Action), Alan Teasley (co-author Reel Conversations: Reading Films with Young Adults) and Mary T. Christel (co-author of Seeing and Believing: How to Teach Media Literacy in the English Classroom and co-editor of Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms)
Teach, Think, Play 2009 was built around the use of the moving image in the classroom. Bringing together some of the best minds in the field, this conference harnessed the power and excitement of film, TV, animation, web video, documentaries and other moving images to "make curriculum pop!" The event included film and media professionals, student filmmakers, and teachers, researchers, and organizations who work with the moving image.

While many come to enjoy TTP as a conference others participate in the event as a class. Students in enrolled in TTP as a course were required to master "21st Century Literacies" by sharing their thoughts ideas and projects with each other and the MC POP community. For that reason, if you want to capture the TTP experience we recommend you begin your journey by browsing the student reflections and projects below.

      • Student Projects
      • Student Reflections
      • Syllabus & Schedule & Speaker Bios
      • Video (coming soon)





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