Spring 2018 Workshops

Developing Socially Conscious Praxis for the University Classroom
Thursday, January 18 | 3-4:30pm | 9204
This workshop offers the opportunity and space to explore teaching as an activist practice, while developing an assignment, activity or project idea for the spring 2018 semester.

Teaching on the Commons
Tuesday, February 6 | 6:30-8:30pm | 9207
The CUNY Academic Commons supports a variety of writing and multi-modal composition assignments, helping faculty harness the power of networks in and across their teaching. This workshop will introduce ways the Commons can support new pedagogical strategies and tools that allow teachers to connect course material and activities to broader experiences and spaces.

Teaching as an International Student
Friday, February 16| 1-3pm | 3317
Meet with other international students who are teaching or will start teaching in Fall 2018. We’ll discuss our Fall 2017 international student survey results, introduce our resources site and mentor program and invite everyone to connect through our Commons group.

Museum Pedagogy
Thursday, February 22 | 6:30-8:30pm | 9205
This workshop draws on the experience and research conducted this year by participants in a TLC focused inquiry group. In the first hour, we will model a lesson that incorporates several tools and techniques adapted from museum education best practices including storytelling, movement, and visual/material sources. In the second hour, participants will use these methods to enliven tired lessons or assignments using their own materials.

Creativity
Tuesday, February 27 | 4:30-6:30pm | 9205
Discuss ways to unleash your students’ creative thinking through a variety of digital and analog assignments

Close Looking
Tuesday, March 6 | 4:30-6:30pm | 7209
Explore the pedagogy of close looking by practicing a long close look and brainstorm ways to bring close looking to your CUNY classroom.

Resisting the Canon
Wednesday, March 7 | 6-8pm | C203
Join an exciting panel of doctoral student educators offering resources and strategies for selecting texts and including scholarship that resist, rework and expand their disciplinary canons.

Approaches to Accessibility
Wednesday, March 14 | 6:30-8:30pm | C198
Co-led by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Museum Access Consortium, this workshop offers instructors immediately-applicable tips and long-term strategies to design accessible classroom learning environments that accommodate students’ diverse needs.

Open Teaching
Thursday, March 22 | 6:30-8:30pm | 9205

Socially Conscious Pedagogy
Wednesday, April 11 | 10am-1pm | 3317