December 18, 2020

Workshops for Faculty

Building a Collaborative Classroom

In the context of the pandemic and physical isolation, what does a collaborative classroom look like, and why and how can we build one?

New Date: January 19, 2021, 2pm-3pm

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Managing Workload for You and for Students

New Date: January 26, 2021, 12pm-1pm

The Workload Management workshop will offer practical advice concerning energy consumption for ourselves and our students. The big picture: we advocate that digital classrooms have different needs than in-person classrooms; therefore, it is critical to evaluate our expectations while preparing this semester. We will deliver a 15 minute talk (with slides), and allow for 45 minutes or discussion and problem-solving. Please come with questions!

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Building an Anti-Racist Classroom

January 13, 2021, 12pm-2pm

In this interactive workshop, we’ll provide strategies and context for anti-racist teaching while asking each of you to think critically about how you can make your own classroom practices more anti-racist.
Together, we will cover: applying an anti-racist framework to your syllabus and classroom; empowering voices, perspectives, and experiences of all students; recognizing and acknowledging your privilege; extending equity in your classroom through different strategies; and expanding anti-racist pedagogies beyond the classroom into different forms of activism.

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Online on Purpose

January 15, 2021 1-2pm

This collaborative workshop aims to shift our thinking about pedagogy and practice from the physical classroom to the online environment. These unprecedented times present new challenges to effective teaching, but also valuable opportunities to reflect upon and rethink how we connect with students and the current moment, what kinds of questions we ask, and how to better foster equity and access throughout. Rather than a tech how-to, this workshop encourages participants to draw on collective experience, build on past successes, experiment with different ideas, and engage in the ongoing practice of reflective pedagogy.

Participants will be asked to complete some asynchronous pre-work (designed to take less than 30 minutes) so that you are ready to maximize the time you spend in the 60-minute synchronous workshop session on January 15.

Registration will close on January 8th, so please be sure to register now.

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Active Learning Online

Available January 15, 2021, Asynchronous

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Indigenous People in NYC and Settler Colonialism

January 19, 2021, 2-4pm

This two-hour workshop will discuss settler colonialism and its relevance to seminars 2 and 4 and provide an overview of the indigenous history of Lenapehoking, the land we now call New York City. We will discuss living land acknowledgments and provide information on ongoing indigenous-led initiatives involving land use, language revitalization, and civic engagement. We will also discuss and share best practices and ideas for lesson planning that interrogate the ongoing processes of settler colonialism in New York.

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