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Lunchtime Seminars Archive

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Finishing Strong: End-of-the-semester Check-in
Presenter(s): Paul McPherron (English and ACERT); Sarah Byosiere (Psychology)

The end of the Fall 2020 semester is near! Join ACERT and the Educational Technology Team to recap your teaching and learning successes and discuss ways in which we can help students in online classes reflect on what they have learned. [Details...]
Tuesday
Nov 17, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Tech Tuesdays - Padlet Power! Multiple Applications for this Versatile Tool
Presenter(s): Laura Baecher (Curriculum and Teaching)

Padlet, a virtual bulletin board,  has a variety of formats and can be used for synchronous and asynchronous interactivity.  In this quick tech talk, we will explore some applications and you can get ideas to finish out this term or to use in the Spring! [Details...]
Thursday
Nov 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Collaborations in the Time of Covid: Thoughts from the Libraries
Presenter(s): Stephanie Margolin (Hunter College Libraries) & other representatives from the Libraries

In the shift to remote learning, we are seeing more collaborative integration of information literacy instruction across the disciplines. What lessons have we learned for more effective collaborations both online and when we return to in-person instruction? [Details...]
Tuesday
Nov 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for more details
Lunchtime Seminars Loom? Do you mean Zoom? No, we really do mean Loom! Come and join this quick tech talk about the extremely user friendly screen-recording tool Loom. Loom can be used to pre-record lectures in a variety of formats and is great for delivering presentations. Bonus, it is currently free for students and educators! [Details...]
Thursday
Nov 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Post COVID Remote Teaching : A Space to Think and Create
Presenter(s): Gina Riley (Special Education), April Kisamore (Special Education, ABA); Lauren Schnell (Special Education, ABA)

Have you grown to love teaching remotely? Or, will you be the first in the classroom when in-person classes resume? Join us for a discussion of what aspects of teaching remotely we want to maintain and whether online programming will be a COVID trend or here to stay. We’ll discuss pros, cons, and potential program-based changes.  [Details...]
Tuesday
Nov 3, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars In honor of election day, we will engage with a variety of polling tools you can integrate into a Zoom live session using Zoom itself as well as other platforms like Mentimeter, Poll Everywhere and Peardeck for a variety of response types. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 29, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Caregiving and Teaching: Let’s Talk About the OTHER Work You’re Doing
Presenter(s): Paul McPherron (English and ACERT); Stephanie Margolin (Hunter College Libraries)

Since moving to remote teaching and working in March, we have been balancing our work, home, and personal lives in the same place and often at the same time. Often, we are also caring for someone else as well, adding additional stress to an already stressful situation. Join us for an open discussion of how we are balancing all of this work and share strategies for ways you are coping with the chaos. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 27, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for more details
Lunchtime Seminars
Tech Tuesdays - Dropbox for the Win!
Presenter(s): Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages); Jeff Allred (English)

In this quick tech talk we will focus on CUNY Dropbox, the cloud storage available to students and faculty. We will discuss various ways to use Dropbox: share class materials (including large video files!), collect student work, and provide them quick or extensive feedback. Plus: Dropbox can be integrated into Blackboard! [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 22, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for more details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Assessment during the Pandemic: What is Different, What Remains the Same?
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Provost Office & Assessment), Gina Riley (Special Education), and Shiao-Chuan Kung (Center for Online Learning)

Some of us approach assessment with a degree of trepidation even under the best of times; in this session, we’ll discuss some familiar elements, some new opportunities, and give you a chance to brainstorm ideas on what might work well this year! [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 20, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for online
Lunchtime Seminars
Tech Tuesdays - Using Book Creator and Manifold in the College Classroom
Presenter(s): Gina Riley (Special Education); Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages)

Book Creator is an easy way students can create and publish their own book. It is usually used within the K - 12 classroom, but there are so many easy ways to use it effectively within the university space as well (and as a teaching tool!). Manifold is an open CUNY publishing platform that can be used to create OER textbooks and enriched editions, and publish student work. Let’s explore the different things that can be done with Book Creator and Manifold. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for more details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Embracing (Tech) Teaching Fails and New Ways of Creating Community
Presenter(s): Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages), Sarah Byosiere (Psychology)

We already know that not every lesson or activity is an immediate hit, but teaching fully online means that so many more things can go wrong! How can you use these fails to create a broader sense of community in your class? Join us for an open discussion on embracing failure in online teaching. We’ll share experiences and tips, and also reflect on how the semester is going so far: what’s working and what’s not, and what can/should be adapted mid-semester? [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 13, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Tech Tuesdays - Superquick Presentation Recording using Zoom!
Presenter(s): Laura Baecher (Curriculum and Teaching)

When you need to create a video voicing over a powerpoint, show students how to navigate a site or program, or to see you solving a problem, Zoom is a fast and easy way to quickly create a video with a link to share with students. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 8, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Peer Observation when the Class Session is Online
Presenter(s): Laura Baecher (Curriculum and Teaching)

In this session we will discuss how observation practices need to shift to be able to provide meaningful feedback when the instruction is online--both synchronous and asynchronous, while still keeping within the parameters of our approved peer observation protocols. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 6, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars Hypothes.is is a free/open platform for annotating digital texts of all kinds. We will explore some models for integrating it into your teaching on a regular basis, making both reading and writing more social and collaborative for students. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 1, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Multigenerational Needs in the Digital Classroom
Presenter(s): April Kisamore (SPED - ABA program), Lauren Schnell (SPED - ABA program) and Gina Riley (SPED, Adolescent Special Education).

In this session, we discuss the preferences and needs of multigenerational students within the digital classroom space. How do we best reach our students of varied ages within the online environment? What are the specific preferences, strengths, and needs of each generation? Let’s discuss both what research says and what works best within your own online classroom. [Details...]
Tuesday
Sep 29, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars Be able to quickly survey multiple groups at work at tasks in your course--both in live meetings and for asynchronous collaboration.  In this quick tech talk, we will look at Google Docs, Google Slides, and BB Wikis as ways to manage groupwork interactive writing! [Details...]
Thursday
Sep 24, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Assessment Meet & Greet
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Provost Office & Assessment) and a cast of literally dozens

Now that we’re all virtually back and settled into our mostly distant fall term, let’s catch up and chat about assessment or whatever else is on your mind. [Details...]
Tuesday
Sep 22, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Tech Tuesdays - The Secret Life of Blackboard Grade Center
Presenter(s): Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages); Sarah Byosiere (Psychology) Mowmita Jabir (Technology Resource Center)

Have you been avoiding the Blackboard Grade Center? You’re not alone! The Grade Center can be a daunting place. In this quick tech talk we will present our favorite tips and tricks for using the Grade Center to make grading and grade reporting as simple as possible. [Details...]
Thursday
Sep 17, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Thoughtful Thursdays - Start-of-the-semester Check-in
Presenter(s): Paul McPherron (English and ACERT); Sarah Byosiere (Psychology)

It’s been a long, hot summer, and now we are back again teaching remotely. For the first Thoughtful Thursday session, we will hold an open session to discuss what’s world, what hasn’t, and what more support do we need. Bring your thoughts, questions, and experiences to share, or just come to listen to conversation. [Details...]
Tuesday
Sep 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online - Please register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Tech Tuesdays - Icebreakers in Live Synchronous Sessions!
Presenter(s): Laura Baecher (Curriculum and Teaching)

Get your class warmed up--whether 15 or 300 students!  In this quick tech talk, we will engage in 5 icebreakers and you will be provided with a set of 20 to try out in your Zoom or BB Collaborate synchronous sessions! [Details...]
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