Teaching Improvement Activities
I have attended many conferences at CityTech as well as other conferences at other CUNY colleges such as at CUNY Graduate Center, John Jay College. CUNY MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE ( Graduate Center)
CUNY IT Conference CUNY IT CONFERENCE (John Jay College)
I have attended and been certified in 3 years round online webinars about CCSS, Leadership, College and Career Readiness etc through edweb.net, scholastic etc
MAA Metro NY Conference, May 3 at New York City College of Technology MAA May 3 2015 Final Program (2)
Spring 2015 Undergraduate Research Mixer at CityTech Research Mixer May 6 2015 (1) (1)
I have attended many of the workshops related to openlab at CityTech to learn how to clone a course, how to use the blog posts and discussion sections to make the site interactive for students.
For two years in a row I have attended and certified for one week online webinar at each time at Global Education Conference in which I have actively discussed, posted reflections and blogging in different topics and presentations. Global Education Conference
Cengage Learning workshop at ASA College.
I am using different types of websites for my professional growth and for my students. Some of them: Education Week, edweb.net, Wolfram/ Matematica, Deltamath.com, jmap, ALEKS, Webassign, engageny,tes, etc
Technology has improved my teaching skills, knowledge and ability to prepare my teaching materials for instance it has improved the learning as well.
I prepare most of the lessons in power points where I can expend the lecture information and illustrations, enrich the material with drawings, graphing, charts, tables diagrams or go to any website that I have the link copied in my presentation.
For example for transformations of the graph (Pre-calculus class) I have worked directly online in graphing ( https://www.desmos.com/calculator ; https://mathway.com/graph and other websites calculator so students have watched in the smart board how it works and apply in their calculators.
For geometry classes I have used https://www.engageny.org/resource/high-school-geometry . I have used this website for Research foundation at CUNY/Bridge the Gap program to prepare students for geometry regents’ exam as well as for Mat 1175 CityTech course in the geometry part for enrichment. I have also used the http://regentsprep.org/ , http://www.nysedregents.org/regents_math.html as great resources to close the gaps from high school and insure progress.
Online interacting activities:
Using different types of websites to help students practice and master the concepts and skills has been one of my priorities for differentiating and reach out to every student.
Using engrade website as a site where I have set up the grading book and important documents. ( Since I am teaching the courses at HS the students don’t have CityTech email accounts so I cannot use blackboard or openlab even though I have set up the courses on both)
Constant announcements and communication through website.
Making assignments and grades accessible for every student.
Making power point presentation available for every student.
Seeking immediate feedback for graded papers by scanning and sending them through the website, providing solutions with explanations in power point or handwriting and sending it as attachment before the coming class etc.
Providing links for online tests or quizzes as well as helpful websites for specific topics.
Web assign used for assignments at ASA College.