PodFest PodLuck:

Friday December 15th, 5 – 7 PM in the Smith Learning Theater at Teachers College

For much of the past year, MASCLab has been learning to tell audio stories
relevant to our areas of interest in educational research and practice. In December, we will kick off our “Podluck” Series with a launch party in TC’s state-of-the-art Smith Learning Theater. We have named this series of events “Podluck” because the events will showcase our podcast episodes and is also a potluck. We feel that bringing food to share encourages collaboration and the exchange of ideas and makes the experience more personal.

This event will provide the TC community and beyond opportunities to engage with the storytelling and production process of our podcast episodes. These participatory events will include interactive stations and activities for giving show feedback, creating (visual, audio, and mixed) media in response to episode topics, and re-editing scripts to try out new story arcs. In this collaborative environment, MASCLab will advertise the podcast and invite new ideas from those outside of the group.

Weekly Meetings

Join us every Wednesday of the semester from 12-1pm in Horace Mann 46A for our weekly MASCLab meetings. All are welcome!

Past Events

October, 17th: Book Talk, Rampage Nation

Featuring Dr. Louis Klarevas, author of “Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings”

Teachers College, Russell Hall (library) Room 305, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

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September 25th 2017: FosterCareFilms Interactive Screening 7-9pm in Everett Lounge

triple poster

We present three different windows, three different stories of youth connected by the system of foster care: the short films “Feeling Wanted,” “My Identity,” and “Family Rewritten.” The screening will include discussions with the director, Yasmin Mistry and two participants in the films, Charell Star and Kim Flodin. These three award-winning short documentaries from the Foster Care Film and Community Engagement Project are an opportunity to take a multi-faceted, intimate look at a system in which we all have a stake: caring for foster youth. Please join us to engage with the filmmakers, participants, stories, and issues. Visit for more on the films and the project.

Film Screening: Newtown • February 1, 2017, 5:30-8:30pm, Everett Lounge

Newtown // January, 25 // TC Library Learning Theater

“Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December 14, 2012. Newtown documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, a cast of characters interconnect to weave an intimate story of community resilience.” (

December 2016

An Evening of Inclusion presented with The Racial Literacy Roundtable, The Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies and The Civic Participation Project 12/8/16 HM 152

December 2015

  •  ‪#‎VisualEthnography‬ Double Screening & Discussion Dec. 9th, 5:30-7:30pm Horace Mann 152: Double Screening of Video Ethnographies by  Tara Conley & Prof. Stanton Wortham

November 2015

October 2015

April 2015

December 2014

  • Multimodal Analysis workshop with Kristin Gorski — Tuesday, Dec. 2nd from 12 – 1:30 in 408 Russell
  • MASCLab holiday Happy Hour — 4 – 6 pm, Friday, December 12th, 322 TH

November 2014

  • Happy Hour: Transmediating Scott Pilgrim and learning comic drawing– Friday, Nov. 7th, 4:00p-6:00p Teachers College, 322 Thompson
  • Screening: Unequal Education: Failing Our Children
    featuring updated commentary by Maxine Greene, Deborah Meier, and more
    Wednesday, Nov. 12th, 6:00-9:00p
    Teachers College, 179 Grace Dodge Hall