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Join The OpenLab for an Open Pedagogy Event, Thu 3/22 at 5:30pm

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    Kristen Hackett

    Gateway Courses in Open Digital Pedagogy

    Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm (Faculty Commons, N227)

    *Refreshments will be served.

    *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:

    1. What are gateway courses, and what are some of the challenges students face in them?
    2. What strategies can we share across disciplines to support students in these classes?
    3. How does open digital pedagogy help students succeed in these courses and their majors?

    Suggested Readings:

    1. Opening Gateways to Completion: Open Digital Pedagogies for Student Success in STEM, A Cooperative Arrangement between City Tech and BMCC.
    2. When a C isn’t High Enough, Kasia Kovacs, Inside Higher Ed, September 23, 2016
    3. How to Help Students of Differing Abilities, The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 08, 2018.
    4. Prioritizing Active Learning: An Exploration of Gateway Courses in Political Science, Candace C. Archer and Melissa K. Miller, The Teacher, April 2011.

    Location Information:

    *New York City College of Technology, CUNY is located at 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Enter the college on Jay Street (main entrance) and head up the stairs to your right (do not go down the few steps once you check in with security). When you reach the second floor, make a right again and head down the corridor. The Faculty Commons (N227) is on the right at the end.

    We hope to see you this Thursday evening!


    The OpenLab Community Team


    This topic was also posted in: Digital Praxis Seminar 2017-2018, Futures Initiative, GC Digital Fellows, GC Digital Research Institute January 2018, Digital Humanities Initiative.

    Kristen Hackett

    In anticipation of the impending snowstorm, the OpenLab is postponing tomorrow’s (3/22) Open Pedagogy event. We’ll work on rescheduling and will let you know when this event is back on our calendar.

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