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!
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
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.
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 email@example.com by May 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified by June 15, 2015.
Information on the Center is available at www.brooklynwaterfront.org
Please see the attached flier about a conference on assessment at John Jay on March 6th (yes short notice). One of the presenters was an Associate Fellow three years ago and is doing great work with our faculty and students.
assessment at john jay d smith 030615
In addition to the conference you can find her work on the Faculty Commons website or the OpenLab page: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/readingeffectivelyacrossthediscilpines/
Here is the link to the TED Talk assigned for the final workshop on April 25 in N119, the link on the syllabus seems to have an error in it: http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_how_to_escape_education_s_death_valley
Another TED Talk of interest: http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity