Thursday, July 8, 2010

Professional Development in Summer 2010

Image (and spelling, presumably) courtesy of Jay Photography on Flickr.

Mark your calendars for these summer brown bag workshops. We'll meet during the class break (11:30 - 12:30 in C438), munch on our lunches, and share ideas. Hope to see you there! 

Key to the City: Public Spaces, Public Art and Field Trips (July 15) 
Key to the City is a public art project that allows New Yorkers to visit and 'unlock' interesting spaces in all five boroughs. Join us as we talk about the project and how it might inspire field trip and curriculum ideas for your classes this summer.

Giving Oral Feedback in Class:  What to Correct?  When to Correct?  How to Correct? (July 29)
Even in the most learner-centered class, instructor feedback helps speed up the learning process by providing information that could take students a long time to learn on their own. In this brown bag we will discuss the decisions we make about error correction and explore techniques for eliciting more accurate language from students.

Reasons to Write (August 4)
In this workshop, we will share ideas on the reasons for and practice of writing.  We will also explore various approaches to teaching this skill.  Time permitting, we will engage in a brief writing activity.  

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