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Teaching Strategies (PDEV 79401), Fall 2021

Teaching Strategies (PDEV 79401), Fall 2021
Fridays, 9:30am-11:30am, Fully Online

Professor: Luke Waltzer, Director, The Teaching and Learning Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY

This course provides Graduate Center students from all disciplines with community and structure to help them prepare for and reflect upon their development as teachers. Our work will proceed from an understanding of the social contexts of teaching, as well as the positionalities of graduate student instructors and adjuncts. Short theoretical readings will help guide participants’ exploration and development of their teaching philosophies and materials. The course curriculum and structure will be responsive to the group’s needs, and the realities of the moments when we teach. In Fall 2021, the course will address the challenges of the ongoing public health and social crises, and of the gradual transition back to face-to-face or hybrid teaching for many CUNY instructors in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Foundational topics explored in the course will include classroom community, student-centered and active learning approaches, accessibility, course design and policies, lesson planning, assignment design, assessment, educational technology, cultivating student writing, affective responses in classroom settings, and culturally-responsive pedagogy.

For questions about the course, please reach out to Dr. Waltzer at lwaltzer@gc.cuny.edu.