On Friday, October 19th, ACERT is helping to organize a pedagogical workshop entitled “Bringing the Museum into the World Language Classroom.” The workshop will run from 8:45 am - 2:15 pm at the 68th Street campus and will showcase strategies to integrate art and poetry into the world language curriculum in grades 7-16 and beyond. It will include presentations, a live teaching demonstration featuring high school students, and interactive breakout sessions. [Details...]
In this ACERT Teaching Hack, Jeff Allred (English) discusses using Hypothes.is to encourage students to "annotate socially," and engage more rigorously with assigned texts. First, he provides an overview about the software and how students can benefit from its application in the classroom. Then, Jeff shows walks us through a practical, hands-on segment highlighting some features of Hypothes.is.
Presenter(s): Jonathan Bohm (Sociology, NBUniversal), Lisa Brundage (Macaulay Honors College), Alicia Peaker (Bryn Mawr College), Beth Seltzer (Bryn Mawr College), Joe Ugoretz (Macaulay Honors College)
The “Domain of One’s Own” movement suggests that students be provided a domain name as part of their undergraduate coursework, and use this space to consolidate and present their academic, artistic, and personal content. In this Lunchtime Seminar, we will hear from several instructors and administrators here at Hunter and at Macaulay Honors College who have implemented this approach. [Details...]
Robert Cowan, Acting Assistant Dean for Program Development, Assessment & Review at Hunter College (and longtime friend of ACERT), recently published a book titled, Teaching Double Negatives: Disadvantage and Dissent at Community College. The book asks whether exploring narratives that subvert dominant Western paradigms of progress in classrooms enables students to re-narrate and represent their lives.
Kristen Hodnett (Special Education), Antonia Levy (School for Professional Studies), Louis Olander (Special Education), and Gina Riley (Special Education), discuss how they use principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to create welcoming, usable, and accessible courses for students with a broad range of characteristics, including students with disabilities.
In this Teaching Hack, Paul McPherron (English) discusses his end-of-semester activity that encourages students to reflect on what they've learned throughout the course. This activity prompts students to think about what they might want to take with them into their future studies and careers, and it gives Paul feedback as to what they liked most about the course and what could be improved.
George Haine, VoiceThread's instructional designer, recently led an ACERT online workshop. VoiceThread has provided a link to the recording of the workshop. Check it out, and see what creative uses of the tool you can come up with!
In this Event Capsule, Sarah Ward, Stephanie Margolin, and Mason Brown (Library) discuss their work with the SEEK Summer Bridge students, in which students look closely at and ask questions about comic panels and pages as an introduction to the research process.
Jeff Allred details his adaption of Billy Budd into a Wordpress-based role-playing game and how it engaged his students. His project will also be featured as part of a "digital panel" at the American Studies Association conference in early November.