I am Lucie Mingla, and I currently teach Mathematics at City Tech. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Tirana (Albania) in 1984, and a Master’s degree in science education in 2011 at Mercy College in New York. Since 2011. I consider continued studying, professional development, and researching a very important part of my professional life. Being always eager to learn more, I have taken additional courses such as the Gifted & Talented program courses, ACUE Effective College Instructions cohort, The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project course, Online Teaching Essentials course, Resilient teaching, etc. Before going for a master’s degree at Mercy College. I have studied English Language Arts and Computer Literacy at Globe Institute of Technology to get some additional Language and Computer skills.
Working in Higher Education at multiple Colleges and Universities in New York City teaching mathematics at different levels has been an unparalleled experience in my professional life. I have taught various mathematics courses such as Remedial Math courses, Quantitative reasoning, Statistics, College Algebra and Trigonometry, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Finite Mathematics, Discrete Structure of Computer Science, etc.
Contributing to various CUNY collaborative programs preparing high school students for Regents Exams, facilitating high school teachers’ workshops for AP Calculus courses, etc. have helped me leverage and upgrade my teaching abilities and perspective in higher education. It has helped me make a better connection between the curriculum taught in secondary education and college and given me a better sense of what the freshmen students need from me as an instructor.
Teaching different grade levels in secondary education in Mathematics at NYC DOE has been another great experience in terms of knowing the curriculum, and challenges associated with each grade level. Previously I worked as a Teacher of Mathematics in secondary education for about ten years(Albania). My qualitative hard work and dedication as well as my continued professional development gave me the chance in the second decade of my career to be upgraded and promoted as “First Category Math Teacher”, Citywide PD Leader, and Assistant Principal until I came here in the USA in December 2005.
One of my priorities has been taking advantage of all workshops, professional developments, and conferences that City Tech and CUNY have offered. One of the greatest experiences has been the Open Gateways Fellowship for four years followed by other opportunities for creating OER-s and presentations with the team. I have attended annual research conferences at the institutions where I am teaching and the CUNY central research conferences and IT conferences. I have actively participated, presented, and co-presented in many CUNY, and other local, national, and international conferences.
I am committed to the excellence of teaching. The various academic activities have equipped me with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. My passion for teaching and innovation has enabled me to better serve my students in interactive ways through technology to enhance their learning experience and productivity.
Some of the conferences that I have presented or co-presented:
An Introduction to Desmos, 30th International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Washington, DC, USA, March 15 – 18, 2018 (joint presentation with Arianne Masuda).
Engaging College Algebra and Trigonometry students with OERs, Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), Baltimore, MD, US, January 16-19, 2019 (joint presentation with Arianne Masuda).
Using Open Digital Technology in our classrooms and beyond it to enhance learning, The 6th Annual Bronx EdTech Showcase (CoPresenting with Suman Ganguli, NYC, USA, April 27, 2018.
Some of my latest qualifications in CUNY:
- MSEIP grant: Computing in the Classroom two days Professional Development and presentation, January 26-27, 2017.
- MSEIP grant: Inquiry-Based Learning – an Active Learning Pedagogy, two-days professional development, August 23 and 24, 2017.
- Opening Gateways to Completion: Open Digital Pedagogies for Student Success in STEM”, grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Four years of senior fellowship: the Year 2016-2017, the Year 2017-2018, the Year 2018-2019, the Year 2019-2020
- Using Technology for Interactive STEM Applications
- Lucie Mingla, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, MAA Hofstra Metro New York Annual Meeting May 13, 2018.
ACUE NASH one-year round Cohort
The link to Badges earned by now in the ACUE Cohort Program
- Lucie-Mingla_Certificate_05102021 (2)
- CUNY Online Teaching Essentials (Section 13 January 2021.
- CUNY’S Career Compass for Women Leaders Conference. March 16 & 18, 2022. participant