Spring 2009

Upcoming Events


Spring 2009 Workshops

Thursday, February 5th
3:15p – 4:15p
CAT, Room 333T

Handling the Paper Load
How can you make the time you spend commenting on student writing as valuable to your students as possible? What strategies for responding to student writing work better than others? What writing should you not comment on at all? How can you use technology to create "paperless" writing assignments that speed grading and de-clutter your life? Come to the Center for some practical tips on how to handle all those student papers without developing muscle—or brain—fatigue.

Facilitators: Pat Licklider, English, and Fritz Umbach, History


Information Literacy Sessions
This spring, we will be conducting a series of sessions focusing on information literacy. The description of each topic to be covered and the dates and times are listed below.

Friday, February 20th
2:00p – 3:15p
CAT, Room 333T

Information Literacy: What is it?
This session will provide participants with a short introduction to the background and concepts of information literacy.

Facilitators: Kathleen Collins and Ellen Sexton


Wednesday, March 4th
12:30p – 1:45p
CAT, Room 333T

Wikipedia & Beyond
How can Wikipedia be used as a teaching tool? Do we need to discourage students from using this resource? What alternative electronic licensed library resources are available for teaching and learning? Join a roundtable discussion focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of Wikipedia, this controversial, yet popular, resource.

Facilitators: Kathleen Collins and Ellen Sexton

Monday, March 23rd
12:30p – 1:45p
CAT, Room 333T

Library Databases P.D.Q.
In this session, we will take a quick tour of databases available at JJC, how you find them, and the most effective searching techniques – all of which can enhance the teaching and learning experience for you and your students.

Facilitators: Kathleen Collins and Ellen Sexton

Thursday, April 23rd
12:30p – 1:45p
CAT, Room 333T

Information Literacy
: Preparing Students for 21st Century Challenges
What are the challenges faced by the “Net-Generation”? How do we meet our students where they are? How do we help them navigate through the information network? How do we create assignments that help them critically engage with content? Join us to examine some best practices in developing assignments for our millennial students.

Facilitator: Adam Wandt

Thursday, April 30th
3:00p – 4:00p
CAT, ROOM 333T

IT’S A WEB 2.0 WORLD:
Interactive Technologies For Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century
What challenges do we face in our Web 2.0 culture? How can we use Web 2.0 for successful teaching/learning collaborations? Join us to learn more about iTunes U, Podcasting, Wikis, Blogs, Skype, Instant Messaging, Social Networking…

Led By: Adam S. Wandt

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Fall 2008 Workshops

October 22, 2008
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Inclusive Pedagogies for Diverse Classes: An Interactive Workshop and Talk
Open to All Faculty Members

Step
into your students’ shoes.
Experience what the nonnative English speaker encounters in your class.
Explore various learning styles and discover your own style.
Hear about practical, yet uplifting, ideas and tips for creating inclusive pedagogies for our diverse student population

Place: The Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Room 333T
Session Leader: Dr. Effie Papatzikou Cochran, English Department

RSVP: CAT@jjay.cuny.edu
Seating is limited

September 17, 2008
10:00 am to 11:30 am

C.R.A.S.H.
Classism.Racism.Ageism.Sexism.Homophobia.

In the age of color-blind ideology and gender-neutralizing politics, a variety of social questions remain unasked. As scholars and educators, we cannot afford to ignore the presence of these invisible and unspoken issues that affect our communities and lives. In this session, we examine the ways in which class, race, age, gender, and sexual orientation biases influence our scholarship, teaching, and interaction with students and peers.

Place: Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Room 333T
Workshop Leaders: Janice Johnson-Dias, Sociology, and Ma’at E. Lewis-Coles, Counseling

RSVP: CAT@jjay.cuny.edu
Seating is limited