Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons (LTLC)

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Fall 2015 Teaching & Learning Commons Workshops and Events

Looking for new strategies to reach your students? Puzzled about how to increase student engagement? Please join us for lunch, coffee, or half a day to learn more about innovative, inquiry-based learning concepts and techniques and to share your successes and challenges with your colleagues.

 

Thinking through Quality Questioning workshop series 

Dates, Times, and Locations

Friday, September 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Carman B81

Friday, October 2, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Carman B81

Friday, October 9, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.,Carman B81

Friday, October 30, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Carman B81

Friday, November 6, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Carman B81

Friday, November 13, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Carman B81

This fall, the Teaching & Learning Commons offers a workshop series based on Thinking through Quality Questioning: Deepening Student Engagement (Walsh, Sattes, 2011).  Quality questioning engages students and teachers in two areas: asking instructors to re-examine their communication styles and asking teachers and students to design questions that support deep learning and thinking.

These hands-on workshops will include

  • small and large group discussions,

  • design and modeling of quality questions,

  • opportunities to share teaching challenges and successes, and

  • a variety of strategies and resources for classroom and online instructional use

 

Innovations in Higher Education brown bag lunch discussions

Dates, Times, and Locations

Monday, September 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Old Gym 118 (MOOCS, CANCELED)

Monday, October 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Old Gym 118 (Design Thinking)

Monday, November 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Old Gym 118 (Competency-Based Learning)

Higher education has been challenged and transformed by multiple innovations in recent years. Our fall discussion series will give interested faculty, students, and staff the opportunity to learn more about the theory, practice, and research supporting three of the most popular and current educational trends. Handouts and electronic resources will be posted on the Lehman Connect Faculty Commons Portal.

 

Teaching with Your Mouth Shut brown bag lunch discussions

Dates, Times, and Locations

Tuesday, September 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Old Gym 118 (ch. 1-3)

Tuesday, October 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Old Gym 118 (ch. 4-6)

Tuesday, November 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Old Gym 118 (ch. 7-9)

How do we encourage students to take charge of their own learning? Donald L. Finkel’s Teaching with Your Mouth Shut (Boynton/Cook, 2000) makes an excellent set of arguments for opening teaching and learning practices to include and prioritize student empowerment. Each discussion session will cover the main points of three book chapters; handouts and electronic resources will be posted on the Lehman Connect Faculty Commons Portal.

New Faculty Friday Orientation Sessions 

Dates, Times, and Locations

Friday, September 2, 12:30-2 p.m., Library Treehouse

Friday, September 25, 12:30-2 p.m., Library Conference Room

Friday, October 16, 12:30-2 p.m., Library Conference Room

Friday, November 20, 12:30-2 p.m., Library Conference Room

The TLC sponsors a year-long series of information sessions for new faculty with campus experts in educational technology, student support, faculty development, and faculty enrichment resources. New faculty are encouraged to participate!

Please send RSVPs and questions to Gina Rae Foster gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu.

“Teaching, like any complex skill, must be practiced to be improved.”

(Daniel T. Willingham)

 

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