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From: Allison Lehr Samuels, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
Here’s what’s happening at the Center for Teaching and Learning This Week:
Workshop: “Tools for Online Discussion / Social Annotation”
Monday, April 3, 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, April 4, 10:00-11:00am
In this session gain hands-on experience using tools for social reading and writing, which let your students all look at the same course material and collectively share their comments and questions. In this session tools such as Genius.com, GoogleDocs and hypothes.is, will be introduced and possible classroom applications discussed.
Please click here to RSVP.
Workshop: “Introduction to Vocat”
Monday, April 3, 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, April 4, 11:00am-noon
Vocat is a web application managed by the CTL that allows faculty and students with an account to upload a video or image and then to annotate and/or assess the work. Vocat may be used as a teaching tool and an assessment instrument. The current version features cloud transcoding and storage of videos, in-line annotation of videos, a robust rubrics generator, real-time data reporting, and REST APIs. The CTL has an archive of “Vocat-ready” videos from a range of disciplines.
Please click here to RSVP.
CTL Conversations: “Conferences, Sick Days, Snow Days and Train Derailments: What to do when you have to miss a class”
Wednesday, April 5, 4:00-5:00pm
How can you create a high quality “make-up” class or alternative class assignment when you can’t make it to your in-person class? This is a working session, so bring your questions and course materials.
RSVP to the Baruch CTL Conversation is appreciated, but not necessary. Stop by for a few minutes or stay the whole time.
Proposal Due: Grants to Support Teaching and Learning with Technology at Baruch College 2017-2018
Proposals due Wednesday, April 27
With funding from the Baruch student technology fee, the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC) is providing grants of up to $3,000 for projects that further the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning. For the purposes of this grant “digital technologies” broadly encompass many different technologies in the classroom and in support of the classroom. Grants will be awarded until allocated funds for this round are expended. Approximately twelve awards are anticipated. Click here to see the Call for Proposal: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/intech/cfp.htm
All full-time faculty of Baruch College are eligible.
Later This Month….
CTL Conversations: “Data and Privacy in the Classroom – Working Session”
Wednesday, April 19, 4:00-5:00pm
CTL Tech Cafe: “Web-Conferencing”
Tuesday, April 25, 4:00-5:00pm
CTL Conversations: “SoTL – Identifying classroom-based projects for research and scholarship”
Wednesday, April 26, 4:00-5:00pm
CTL Tech Cafe: “Google Forms to Build Community”
Thursday, April 27, 12:30-1:30pm
Also of Interest.…
Faculty are invited to attend one or more “Multilingual Meetings" at the Baruch College Writing Center. These one-hour discussions focus on identifying the challenges that multilingual students face, and on developing strategies to improve writing instruction for multilingual learners.
Native Chinese & Spanish Speaking Language Learners – Wednesday, April 19, 2PM
We know that interference from students’ first language can cause errors in writing in English. For Chinese and Spanish speakers, what kinds of errors in writing originate from their first language? How can we make students aware of the differences between their L1 (first language) and L2 (second language)?
Translanguaging in Drafting & Revision – Friday, April 21, 12PM
In adopting an approach that values students’ first languages, the Writing Center has developed a translanguaging workshop where students brainstorm in their native language and then move ideas from their first language into English. How can we apply the practice of translanguaging to the drafting and revision stages of the writing process?
Understanding Students’ Speech – Monday, April 24, 1PM
Writing consultants rely heavily on dialogue and negotiating meaning orally with students in one-to-one sessions at the Writing Center. How do we navigate one-to-one sessions where we have difficulty comprehending a student’s speech? In classrooms, how do we respond effectively in situations where we are struggling to understand a student’s speech?
Language Learning Strategies – Thursday, April 27, 12PM
While English language learners depend on help from proficient speakers of English to a certain extent, we can still foster their independence by teaching them language learning strategies. We’ll explore strategies such as “guessing intelligently” to help English language learners develop autonomy.
Click here and scroll down to find a list of other events across CUNY.
If you have any questions, contact Allison.Lehr-Samuels@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646.312.2069.
Allison Lehr Samuels
Director, Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning
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