Spring 2010

Upcoming Events


Spring 2010 Workshops

Highlighting John Jay Student Success Series

Sector Analysis/Grammar X
Wednesday, February 17th
3:15pm – 4:30pm
CAT, Room 333T
Led by Effie Cochran, Professor, English Department
Sector Analysis, or “X Word Grammar,” is a visual grammar. In this practical session, you will learn ways to help your students understand sentence patterns and ways of avoiding writing fragments and run-on sentences.

Helping Students Decode the Language of Textbooks
Thursday, February 25th
3:15pm – 4:30pm
CAT, Room 333T
Led by Christopher Davis, Director
Center for English Language Support (CELS)
Students can become overwhelmed by the abstract concepts and dense language used in many textbooks. This workshop provides participants with techniques for helping students decode the complexities of academic language.

Learning Styles
Tuesday, March 16th
3:15pm – 3:45pm
CAT, Room 333T
Led by Janice Carrington, Administrative Director,
Office of Graduate Studies
Students who are aware of their own learning styles usually perform better. More importantly, students who are cognizant of their learning styles can use this knowledge to successfully complete homework assignments and to prepare for the next class. This workshop has been designed to introduce faculty to various learning styles in order to support the teaching and learning experience.

Innovate Teaching Series

Learning Styles/Assessing Performance and Achievement
Tuesday, March 2nd
3:15pm – 3:45pm
CAT, Room 333T
Led by Jessica Kovler, History Department
In this session, we will explore the importance of tapping into the varied learning styles of John Jay students. We will also examine how to assess student performance and achievement through the learning styles lens.

Journaling for Learning
Wednesday, March 24th
3:15pm – 4:30pm
CAT, Room 333T
Led by Andrea Balis, Lecturer, History Department and Interdisciplinary Studies Program In this interactive workshop, we will focus on the use of journaling as a pedagogical tool for assessing student learning.

Teaching & Learning With Technology Series

Turnitin.com
Tuesday, February 9th
Tuesday, March 9th
Thursday, April 15th
All Sessions, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Library Classroom
Led by Katey Garrigan, Educational Technology Specialist,
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching In this session, you will set up your Turnitin.com account and learn the fundamentals of using this technology to support student learning.

Generation@: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
Friday, February 19th
11:00am – 12:00pm
CAT, Room 333T
Led by Katey Garrigan, Education Technology Specialist,
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching This session focuses on pedagogical techniques for teaching online, including maintaining effective teaching, interactive engagement, and academic integrity.

Generation@: Keeping Students Engaged
Friday, February 26th
3:15pm – 4:30pm
CAT, Room 333T
Led by Katey Garrigan, Educational Technology Specialist,
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching
In this session, we will focus on using social networking tools, such as Facebook, MySpace, and Goodreads.com, to support student engagement.

Generation@: Working with Digitized Historic Documents
Monday, March 22nd
3:15pm – 4:30pm
The Library Classroom
Led by Katey Garrigan, Educational Technology Specialist,
Center for the Advancement of Teaching
In this hands-on workshop, we will explore using Footnote.com, a website that provides access to digitized historical documents from the National Archives and Library of Congress.

Generation@: Podcasting
Friday, March 12th
11:00am – 12:00pm
CAT, Room 333T
Led by Katey Garrigan, Educational Technology Specialist,
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching
In this workshop, you will learn how to create a simple podcast and how to use podcasting to enhance the teaching/learning experience.

Generation@: Beyond PowerPoint
Friday, April 9th
11:00am – 12:00pm
CAT, Room 333T
Led by Katey Garrigan, Educational Technology Specialist,
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching
In this session, you will learn how to create dynamic PowerPoint presentations using Jing.

In The Know: Navigating the John Jay Community

Responding to Classroom Incivility: The State of Student Conduct at John Jay College
Tuesday, April 20th
3:30pm – 4:30pm
CAT, Room 333T
Led by Wayne Edwards, Dean of Students, Office of Student Development, and
Paul Wyatt, Director of Student Relations, Career Development Services
This presentation will provide an overview of the state of student conduct at John Jay and will provide attendees with tips on how to respond to classroom incivility.

Guest Lecture

Why Don't Students Learn What the Teacher Teaches? Perspectives from Research
Friday, March 5th
9:30am – 11:30am
Room 610T
Led by Ellen Goldsmith, Education Specialist
Faculty often search for ways to help students understand and retain what they have read or heard. In this interactive session, Dr. Goldsmith will present the latest research on cognitive science and reading comprehension. Effective teaching strategies for meeting our students reading challenges will also be explored.
This event is presented by CAT and funded by CUE.

Teaching Salon Series

Thursday, March 18th, 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Fridy, April 23rd, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
CAT, Room 333T
Led by Meghan Duffy, Director
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching
The Teaching Salon provides a time and place for faculty to come together in an information setting to exchange ideas about teaching and to share their strategies, methods and best practices.