Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of this week’s faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.
Teaching and learning perspectives:
Wrapping Up a Large Online Course [also useful for medium and small online courses]
Using Music in the Foreign Language Classroom
STEM Should Broaden, Not Narrow, the Curriculum
Faculty development activities:
NOTE: Lehman will be closed November 26-29 for the Thanksgiving break.
What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing, lecture by Brian Siebert
Monday, November 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center, Segal Theatre (Room 1218)
What We Bring: Immigration and the Arts
Tuesday, November 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (reservations required)
CUNY Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall (Room 1201)
Make a reservation at https://community.gc.cuny.edu/what_we_bring
General Faculty Meeting
Wednesday, December 2, 3:30-5 p.m.
East Dining Room, Music Building
This week’s teaching strategy:
Pyramids: Pyramids organize information from general to specific, lowest to highest, largest to smallest. A pyramid is a hierarchical organizer that relies on ranking rather than relationships; thus the dietary food pyramid ranks desirable daily food portions, and Bloom’s taxonomies rank levels of thinking (remembering is the lowest; evaluating or creating the highest). Pyramids help learners prioritize knowledge (and occasionally see progressions) without the complexity often required to complete a matrix or flow chart.
Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <firstname.lastname@example.org>