Workshops and Programs
Each semester, CTE facilitates a number of programs for the NYU teaching community. These programs, covering a wide variety of teaching and learning issues, are presented by NYU faculty members and experts on teaching and learning from around the country. The programs are free and open to the NYU community.
Spring 2013 Teaching Development Programs
Video for Knowledge Building and Assessment
Thursday, February 21. 12:30-2:00 p.m., Kimmel Center Room 802
This session will consist of two presentations.
Building Baseline Knowledge with Video: Do you often wish that all of your students came to your class with the same foundation of knowledge? Do you spend vital classroom time at the start of each semester reviewing foundational information for students. Regain this vital classroom time but still ensure that your students are learning necessary content by creating small video content segments which students can review at their own pace, ensuring that everyone starts their first day of class on the same page.
Video Assessments in Teaching and Learning: Learn how to develop conceptual observation & assessment models that are discipline & content focused to help support balanced, reliable, and valid instructional methods. Understand how to locate & target media rich content and how to develop in-class support structures that complement your learning environment(s) and align with your instructional goals.
NYU faculty members and graduate students are invited to participate in this program, sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment limited.
Teaching at the Tap Room
Tuesday, February 26. 5:00-7:00 p.m., NYU Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place
Professor Katz will discuss his experiences with NYU College of Arts and Sciences freshman students in the use of film to complement reading assignments, and invites faculty members to share their experiences at this program, sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence. Teaching at the Tap Room offers the chance for faculty to come together to discuss pedagogical issues with experts and peers alike, while enjoying drinks and refreshments in an informal and relaxed setting. Refreshments will be provided. Enrollment limited to NYU faculty.
NYU faculty members are invited to participate in this program, sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence. Registration limited.
Janice Cutler Symposium on Undergraduate Science Education
Friday, March 1. 1:00-5:00 p.m. (with reception to follow), The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor, New York, N.Y.
This symposium features panel presentations by three distinguished science educators—representing the disciplines of chemistry, biology, and physics—who will share their experiences and insights about undergraduate science education. Drawing on general educational principles and discipline-specific themes, the presentations will highlight research-based innovations in curriculum design, pedagogy, and assessment that enable students to learn science more effectively. These methods include active learning, scientific teaching, and a focus on student learning outcomes. Following the presentations, participants will engage in a roundtable workshop session with the goal of implementing a teaching innovation within their own science courses and assessing its impact on student learning. The symposium will provide faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students in a range of disciplines with the knowledge and skills to improve teaching and learning in undergraduate science courses.
NYU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are eligible to attend this event free of charge. For instructions on the registration procedure, please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at:
The Syllabus as a Story
Thursday, March 7. 12:30-2:00 p.m., Kimmel Room 914
The syllabus is a contract between the teacher and student. It makes clear what it is the student will be taught as well as the work he or she must perform. Each class outlined in the syllabus builds one upon the other until the entire story is revealed.
NYU faculty members and graduate students are invited to participate in this program, sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence. Copies of Professor Irving's book will be available for purchase at this event. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment limited.
Teaching at the Tap Room
Wednesday, April 10. 5:00-7:00 p.m., NYU Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place
Dr. Spence and Dean Carey will conduct an interactive discussion on strategies for dealing with the challenges presented by today's diverse classroom. We invite you to join your friends and colleagues at NYU’s Torch Club Tap Room for our next conversation focused on the art and science of teaching.
NYU faculty are invited to participate in this program, sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence. Registration limited.
Spring 2012 Teaching with Technology Conference
The NYU Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to provide information about the Spring 2012 Teaching with Technology conference, a full-day event held on February 24, 2012, that featured presentations by current NYU faculty on their experiences incorporating technology into their classrooms, as well as information on basic and advanced learning technologies. Speakers included Kenneth Perlin, Jan Plass, David Schachter, Clay Shirky, Diana Taylor, among others. A Resource Fair showcasing technologies available to the NYU teaching community also was offered during the conference.
Learn more about the conference here.