Purposeful Pedagogy Conference

Date(s) - Friday, May 1, 2015
All Day

CUNY Graduate Center

Now in its 4th year, this one-day intensive pedagogy workshop was conceived by a group of former public school teachers, experienced graduate student adjuncts, and full-time faculty, who were concerned by the lack of formal training and support many instructors receive. The conference includes workshops on pedagogy basics—such as how to design a course syllabus—plus workshops for more experienced instructors who would like a chance to share teaching strategies with each other.

After breakfast and the keynote address, there will be 3 consecutive breakout sessions, each featuring 3 concurrent workshops options.


Please RSVP and register here for the workshops you’d like to attend (one each during the 11am, 12:15pm, and 2:45pm sessions).


If a workshop fills up, we’ll add you to a waiting list and be sure to let you know if tickets become available.


Conference Schedule

Registration and Catered Breakfast: 9:30am-10am (room C201)

Keynote Address: 10am-10:45am (room C201)

What Makes Learning Meaningful: Bringing Students’ Agency to the Center of Pedagogy

Anna Stetsenko, PhD, Professor,  PhD Programs in Psychology/Human Development and in Urban Education, Graduate Center, CUNY

Breakout Session One: 11am-12:15pm

Session topics:

– Course Planning;

– Managing Classroom Discussions of Hot-Button Topics;

– Teaching Strategies for Instructors who are Non-native Speakers of English

Catered Lunch: 12:15-1:15pm (room C201)

 Session Two: 1:15-2:30pm

Session topics:

– Teaching Science to Non-Majors and Beginners;

– Online Pedagogy and the Digital Classroom;

– Active Learning Through Informal Writing

 Session Three: 2:45-4pm

Session topics:

– Life Barriers and Ethics: Structuring Equality in the Classroom;

– Best Practices for Teaching Quantitative Methods;

– CUNY Librarians: Collaborators, Supporters, Friends

Catered Reception: 4-5pm (Room 6112.04, Sociology Lounge)





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