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From: Allison Lehr Samuels, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the CTL’s programs. Faculty in the face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line formats are welcome. Click here to learn more about the CTL.
Here’s what’s happening at the Center for Teaching and Learning in March:
CTL Workshop: “Collaborative Learning/Group Work”
Tuesday, March 6 from 12:30 - 2:00pm in Newman Library Room 763
Experts contend that collaborative learning encourages risk-taking and creativity for students and teachers alike, yet many faculty members remain wary of group work. They cite problems including unequal effort among group members, poor organization and communication, and confusion or even resentment about grading practices. What are some ways to tap the benefits of collaborative learning while encouraging students to share the load and work productively in small groups, both in and out of class?
In this session, we’ll explore approaches to collaborative learning designed to help students generate original ideas and take the lead in class discussion and project development. We’ll consider both informal collaborative exercises and formal group assignments that could be adopted for F2F or online settings. Bring your questions, ideas, and assignments to share!
CTL Workshop: “Copyright & Creative Commons”
Tuesday, March 13 from 12:30 - 2:00pm in NVC 14-269
As we create, curate, and share educational materials for our online and hybrid courses it is important to understand the licenses associated with these materials. In this session, we’ll explore a number of the questions that are generated by the shift to digital materials. What is Fair Use? How do I share library materials? What is Creative Commons and what kind of Creative Commons license should I use?
CTL Workshop: “Remixing Final Projects”
Thursday, March 15 from 12:30 - 2:00pm in NVC 14-269
In this workshop, we’ll first explore some creative and/or multimedia projects which served as an alternative to the traditional end-of-semester test or research paper. Each presenter will discuss a project that their class conducted as well as the milestones that supported the project’s development. For the second half of this workshop, participants should bring a description or a draft of a final semester project to receive feedback.
CTL Workshop: “Gamifying Your Course”
Tuesday, March 20 from 4:00 - 5:00pm in NVC 14-269
Learn how to gamify your lessons or assessments in this 1-hour workshop. We will learn about best practices from game-based learning (GBL) pedagogies. We will then brainstorm strategies for gamifying our own courses in the last half hour of the workshop.
CTL Workshop: “Bridging Online Work with the Face to Face Class”
Wednesday, March 21 from 3:00 - 4:30pm in NVC 14-269
In hybrid courses, students are learning and doing work in at least two different environments: the face to face classroom and the online world. What are the opportunities and challenges of each classroom space? How can you bridge these two different learning environment to create a cohesive classroom experience for your students? This working session will cover topics such as classroom culture and assignment design to support faculty’s exploration on how they might develop courses that make the most of the hybrid model.
Allison Lehr Samuels
Director, Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning
Lecturer, Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management
Field Mentor, Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship
Baruch College, The City University of New York