Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm (Faculty Commons, N227)
UPDATE: In anticipation of the impending snowstorm, we’re postponing this event. We’ll work on rescheduling and will let you know when this event is back on our calendar.
*Refreshments will be served.
*Part-time City Tech faculty are eligible to receive a stipend for participation.
*Please RSVP by commenting on this post. Please share this invitation with your colleagues at City Tech and beyond!
Join the OpenLab Team, City Tech faculty and staff, and CUNY colleagues at our next Open Pedagogy event, where we’ll be discussing gateway courses in open digital pedagogy. We’ll be discussing how to help students be successful in introductory courses in the curriculum, looking to the successful model of City Tech and BMCC’s Title V grant-funded project, “Opening Gateways to Completion: Open Digital Pedagogies for Student Success in STEM.” While this grant focuses on math courses, we will be extending the conversation to look at other gateway courses across the disciplines. You’ll have the opportunity to learn strategies for helping your students succeed in these courses, and how open digital pedagogy can scaffold their learning experiences in these courses and the rest of their academic careers.
We’ll consider the following questions:
- What are gateway courses, and what are some of the challenges students face in them?
- What strategies can we share across disciplines to support students in these classes?
- How does open digital pedagogy help students succeed in these courses and their majors?
- Opening Gateways to Completion: Open Digital Pedagogies for Student Success in STEM, A Cooperative Arrangement between City Tech and BMCC.
- When a C isn’t High Enough, Kasia Kovacs, Inside Higher Ed, September 23, 2016
- How to Help Students of Differing Abilities, The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 08, 2018.
- Prioritizing Active Learning: An Exploration of Gateway Courses in Political Science, Candace C. Archer and Melissa K. Miller, The Teacher, April 2011.