Moderated by John Allegrante, Professor of Health Education and Deputy Provost; featuring Thomas Chandler (PhD, ?09, MA, ?00), National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia?s Mailman School of Public Health; Christel Hyden (EdD '11), Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Annie Feighery (EdM ?09)Today?s communities are evolving from geographic to virtual. This session will explore the ways in which communities are adapting to an increasingly digital population. From web sites to Twitter, rural and urban populations alike now expect up-to-the-minute news and alerts. Technology is creating more demanding but better-informed, better-prepared and ultimately safer citizens.
Teachers College, Columbia University is an institution with a rich and distinguished record in the field of education. Decade after decade, since its founding in 1887, the College has anticipated concerns and acted with initiatives to advance educational reforms and issues. With its tradition of innovation and insights, the College is one of the leading schools of education in the country, if not the world, embracing three fields: education, psychology and health.