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TOC II Spotlight: Brooklyn College

We featured this TOC II spotlight in our September 2019 newsletter.

TOC II students participated on a panel at the 2019 National Network for Educational Renewal Summer Institute held at Brooklyn College. Alongside their Urban Community Teacher mentors, TOC II students shared insights from their Civil Rights Tour this spring. Those on the panel included TOC II scholars Monica Aquino, Howard Goldspiel, Juliet Octavius, and Keara Small and their mentors Akeem Barnes, Clifford Dupoux, Dr. Haroon Kharem, and Alexandria Timoll.

Panelists reflected on how the place-based experiences designed by Professor Haroon Kharem have impacted their perspectives of teaching. They also shared ways to use place-based experiences in the classroom as a learning tool. Following the panel, TOC II students and attendees visited the African Burial Ground in Manhattan, and the group discussed how to incorporate local history into school curriculum. 

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