NPR Thinks about Teaching Teachers

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!

Teaching Teachers

Call for BWRC Fellows

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 by May 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified by June 15, 2015.


Information on the Center is available at


BWRC Confernce

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Registration for Spaces and Places: Art on the Brooklyn Waterfront is now Open!


Registration for the BWRC’s 2015 Conference on Spaces and Places: Art Along the Brooklyn Waterfront on March 27, 2015 from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall is now open. The conference will tell an interesting and important story about how and where art is made, displayed and sold along the Brooklyn Waterfront. Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs will be the Keynote Speaker.
Eventbrite - Spaces & Places: Art Along the Brooklyn Waterfront Conference


Assessment Workshop, CUNY

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.

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In addition to the conference you can find her work on the Faculty Commons website or the OpenLab page:

TED Talk,

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:

Another TED Talk of interest: