Learning@Lehman Weekly Digest November 23, 2015

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 <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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