Resources and Opportunities

The TLT Lab is a multi-disciplinary group that welcomes the involvement and contributions of individuals with varied backgrounds and interests. There are multiple opportunities to get involved including open research positions, educator fellowships, and formal organizational alliances. 

Graduate Students

The Teachers College, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Education, Health and Psychology and home of the TLTL, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States. Interested candidates are encouraged to attend the Teachers College and become part of the TLTL community. Admission information can be found here.

Graduate students are also encouraged to submit work to and present at one of the many worldwide FabLearn conferences that are part of the TLTL’s global FabLearn Initiative and to take a course taught by TLTL Faculty Director Paulo Blikstein.

Full funding opportunities (generously provided by the Suksupattana Foundation) for several Master’s and PhD students accepted to Teachers College from Thailand are available each year. For more information contact the TLTL.

Are you a prospective student that would like to chat with a current TLTL graduate student? If so, send us a message and we will connect you.

Post Docs 

The TLTL is accepting applications for Post Doc positions in the areas of Maker Education, MultiModal Learning Analytics and AI in Education. Send us your information if you would like to apply.

Post-Docs are also encouraged to submit work to and present at one of the many worldwide FabLearn conferences that are part of the TLTL’s global FabLearn Initiative.

Visiting Scholars and Faculty

The TLTL hosts Visiting Scholars from universities and organizations internationally for appointments ranging in length from several months to as long as a year or more.

Currently the TLTL is accepting applications for Visiting Scholar positions (to be generously fully funded by the Lemann Foundation) for individuals from Brazil to occur in 2021 and 2022. More information here.

In addition, Scholars and Faculty have the opportunity to host, co-chair or submit work to an international TLTL affiliated FabLearn conference.

Organizations or individuals interested in Visiting Scholar appointments or hosting a conference are encouraged to contact the TLTL.

Partners and Policy Makers

The TLTL welcomes inquiries from organizations and government agencies interested in partnering through one of the three following structures:

  1. Research Collaborations
  2. Research to Practice Partnerships
  3. Organizational Alliances

For more information please contact the TLTL.

Policy Makers may be interested in the professional development class, “Strategic Planning, Design and Implementation of Educational Makerspace Programs”, offered by the TLTL. More information can be found here.

In addition, potential Partners and Policy Makers may be interested in attending one of the many TLTL affiliated international FabLearn Conferences. More information can be found here.

Educators and Administrators

There are many ways for Educators and Administrators to get involved with the TLTL community.

Educators are encouraged to apply to the FabLearn Fellows program run by the TLTL. The FabLearn Fellows are leading educators in formal and informal learning spaces world-wide, competitively selected to a two-year cohort, who contribute to research about making and makerspaces in education and the development of open-source educational resources for their peers. An application link will be available here on July 1, 2020.

In addition, Educators and Administrators are encouraged to attend one of the two professional development trainings offered by the TLTL:

  • “Strategic Planning, Development and Implementation of Educational Makerspace Programs.”
  • “STEM Teaching for the 21st Century: From Learning Targets to Curricular Units.”

Also, the many worldwide annual FabLearn Conferences managed through the TLTL’s FabLearn Initiative afford Educators and Administrators the opportunity to present their work to a community of like-minded professionals and also the opportunity to host a conference.

In addition, the TLTL welcomes inquiries from Administrators interested in possible partnership collaborations.

For more information please contact the TLTL.