What can teaching teachers really be? What is innovation and innovative? We shared a lot through the semester do I thought I would continue to share. Here is a recent post from NPR that makes me ever more hopeful for innovative innovation!
I want to Thank Karen and the Living Lab for connecting me with so many outstanding professors at CUNY. The Living Lab exercises and meetings challenged me to re-evaluate my course and it’s potential in general education. I gained a tremendous amount of clarity as to what was working and, more importantly, what needed to be improved. In particular I am enhancing my student assessment criteria to allow for more depth and clarity. I am re-writing my rubric for assessment and developing new assignments based of some of the Gen Ed guidelines. I am also heartened to know that the Gen Ed teaching I have been doing was so well received. I look forward to the Fall where I can further develop the place based and community supported projects that are the core of my Architecture Design studio.
Thank you AF Olga for finding this illustration and sharing it with us. I believe this rendition of his TED Talk is exactly what we need. Communication happens in so many ways, what ways have you seen great things communicated?
Ken Robinson, Changing Education Paradigms
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Based on our discussion on Friday I thought many of us could benefit from this post made on the WAC OpenLab site: Discussion Board as a Tool for Low Stakes Writing
Joining the WAC site will allow you learn more about writing, our students and to get the most out of written assignments.
I thought it would be fun to compile favorite TED Talks. Here’s one that I use in a few classes: What I learned from Nelson Mandela
As you revitalize your assignment please use the recourse on the Faculty Commons site. There is so much valuable information to be found!
BWRC Call for Proposals
The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) is now accepting proposals from full-time City Tech faculty wishing to apply for a research fellowship for the Fall 2015 semester. The proposal can originate from any discipline, but the research project must be related to the Brooklyn waterfront.
A successful proposal will:
- present a 300-500 word summary of the research project
- describe ways that students will be involved in the project
- explain ways that the project can be made interdisciplinary (encouraged but not required)
- describe how the research could be visualized and presented on the BWRC Interactive Digital Map (IDM) (encouraged but not required)
The BWRC Research Fellow will be expected to:
- commit to mentoring students in the research process
- submit three periodic reports on the progress of the project
- produce a research paper to be published on the Center’s website
- enter a “layer” on the IDM (if the project is digital)
- present the results of the research at a BWRC end-of-semester event.
The fellowship will carry a $5,000 award to support the Fellow’s research through reassigned time, equipment purchases, student support, or other project-related outlays. The term of the fellowship will begin on August 27, 2015 and end December 23, 2015.
Proposals will be reviewed by members of BWRC’s advisory board as well as staff. Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file attachment to Richard E. Hanley, Director, Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified by June 15, 2015.
Information on the Center is available at www.brooklynwaterfront.org
Hello all! Click here to see pictures from the Living Lab Associate Fellow Place Based Learning Activity at the Brooklyn Museum, on March 20.