Tanya Wiggins

Tanya Wiggins

Associate Professor
School of Education
School of Education New York
Westchester
Buchsbaum House
NYC
11th Floor
163 William Street
| Office Hours: Mon, Wed 12:00am-4:00pm

Biography

Faculty Bio

Dr. Wiggins has over 25 years of experience as an educator. She bridges research and practice by exploring the triumphs and challenges of community-based youth organizations as educational spaces.

Education

EdD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
Educational & Organizational Leadership

M.Ed., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1999
Urban Education

BA, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, 1992
English & Education

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Youth-generated social capital, Community-based educational spaces beyond the school

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

My Brother's Keeper Teacher Opportunity Corps II
September 2021. State, $1,201,000.00. Funded. The Teachers of Color-Empowerment Network (TOC-EN), funded by MBK-TOC II, aims to recruit, retain, coach and mentor candidates from historically underrepresented communities for entry into the teaching profession. The program also hopes to sustain participants in the field by providing additional support during the first year of teaching.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ED 631: Educational Psychology
ED 690: Teacher as Researcher
EDG 601: Social Foundations
EDG 602: Adolescent Development
EDG 605: General Assessment
EDG 606: Learning Environments
EDG 607: Supporting Positive Behavior
EDG 610: Methods in Inclusive Settings
EDG 613: Social Stds Instrctn & Assmnt
EDG 616: Cross-Disciplinary Instruction
EDG 638: Scty, Schls, & Adlscnt Dvlpmnt
TCH 201: Edctn I: Understanding Schools
TCH 203: Undrstndng Dvlop:Childhd & Ado
TCH 215: Curr & Tching - Scndry Schools
TCH 215: Understanding Tchng & Learning
TCH 301: Edu II: Undrstndng Lrng & Tchg
TCH 309: Undrstndng Assessment & Eval
TCH 323: Mthds & Mdls of Tchng Adlscnts
TCH 430: Tchng Soc Stds to Adolescents

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Critical Reflections on Tensions in Authentic Youth-Adult Partnerships
(2020, March). Charlotte, NC , United States:Information Age Publishing.

Returning to Responsive Youth Work in New York City
(2018). Returning to Responsive Youth Work in New York City.SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice~~. Los Angeles, CA , United States : SAGE Reference.

Presentations

Critical Reflections on Tensions in Authentic Youth-Adult Partnerships
(2020, April). AERA Annual Meeting. American Educational Research Association,

The Role and Influence of Friendships In the Educational Achievement of Adolescent Males In A Community-Based Educational Space
(2017, April). AERA Annual Meeting. American Educational Research Association,

Continuing the Craft: Reflecting on the Process to Prepare Tomorrow's Teachers
(2016, April). PA-NAME Conference. National Association of Multicultural Education-Pennsylvania Chapter

Multicultural Education and Urban School Partnerships: Establishing Equitable Relationships
(2015, April). PA-NAME Conference. .

Cooperative Learning
(2014). HEAF Training for staff and newly hired instructors. Harlem Educational Activities Fund,

Bridging the Borders: Using Multicultural Education to Rethink Urban School Partnerships
(2014, November). International Conference on Urban Education. Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Critical Friendship and the Creation of Social Capital Among Youth
(2014, April). AERA Annual Meeting. American Educational Research Association,

With Some Help From My Friends: Friend Networks and the Creation of Social Capital
(2014, April). AERA Annual Meeting. American Educational Research Association,

The Third Space: The Power of CBOs as Educational Spaces
(2014, April). Engaged Scholarship Roundtable. Morgridge Center for Public Service, University of Wisconsin-Madison,

With Some Help From My Friends: Friend Networks and the Creation of Social Capital
(2014, February). Alumni of Color Conference. Harvard Graduate School of Education,

Continuous Improvement
(2012). HEAF In-service workshop. Harlem Educational Activities Fund,

Using Data Effectively
(2011). HEAF In-service workshop. Harlem Educational Activities Fund,

Classroom as Social Space
(2011). HEAF Training for summer staff and instructors. Harlem Educational Activities Fund,

Paideia Instructional Model
(2010). HEAF Training for summer staff and newly hired instructors. Harlem Educational Activities Fund,

Becoming a Mentor
(2010). Mentoring and curriculum training . Lindy Scholars Program, Drexel University,

Best Practices for Preparing Middle School Youth for High School
(2010). Partnership for Afterschool Education Panel Discussion. Partnership for Afterschool Education,

Developing Programmatic Technology Goals
(2009). HEAF In-service workshop. Harlem Educational Activities Fund,

Integrating Technology into Programming
(2008). HEAF In-service workshop. Harlem Educational Activities Fund,

Working with Students with AD/HD
(2008). HEAF In-service workshop. Harlem Educational Activities Fund,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association

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