Programs

Each semester, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching 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.

Registration for the programs listed below is required, as space is limited.

The Diverse Classroom: Creating an Environment for Reciprocal Learning

featuring:
Pedro Noguera, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Thursday, February 20. 12:30-2:00 p.m., Kimmel Center, 10th Floor Rosenthal Pavilion

Drawing on extensive research carried out in educational institutions and over 20 years of teaching experience at the university level, this presentation will explore the factors that instructors should consider as they seek to construct a positive learning environment, challenging students to think critically and cooperatively.

NYU faculty members and graduate students are invited to participate in this program, sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment limited.


Teaching at the Tap Room - Advancing Critical and Creative Thinking

featuring:
Robert DiYanni, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Wednesday, February 26. 5:00-6:30 p.m. NYU Torch Club

Join us for a discussion of critical thinking in the classroom. Professor DiYanni will provide strategies to help students develop their critical and creative thinking skills along with exercised demonstrating key principles of critical thinking.

NYU faculty members and graduate students are invited to participate in this program, sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Registration limited.

Educating in the Global Classroom

featuring:
Jason King, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Tisch School of the Arts; Judith Graves Miller, Department of French, Faculty of Arts and Science; and Daniel Stein, Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Science

Monday, March 24. 12:30-2:00 p.m., Kimmel Center, Room 914

Globalization is the defining feature of the new millennium. Curiosity about the world beyond our national borders is not new, but the rapid pace of change across increasingly interdependent societies alers us that global perspectives are now essential, not optional. Join us to learn more about the experiences of NYU faculty who have taught at international sites and how global student populations change the experience of teaching and learning for both students and faculty.

NYU faculty members and graduate students are invited to participate in this program, sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment limited.


Teaching at the Tap Room - A Curmudgeonly Approach to Teaching STEM Classes

featuring:
David Grier, Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Science

Wednesday, March 12. 5:00-6:30 p.m., NYU Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place

Mastering technical subjects can be enormously rewarding. The classes that teach these subjects should be a blast. Instead, they turn many students off. Using undergraduate physics classes as a model, we will discuss why science lectures can go horribly wrong, and what can be done to make them great. One winning strategy ironically rejects innovative classroom technology in favor of low-tech teaching techniques.

NYU faculty and graduate students are invited to participate in this program, sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Registration limited.

Best Practices in Entrepreneurship Education and Research

Thursday, April 3. 12:30-2:00 p.m., Kimmel Center, Room 914

As a top research institution located in the business capital of the world, NYU is uniquely positioned to transform research and ideas developed in its classrooms and labs into products and services to serve the global marketplace. Since Samuel F. B. Morse (inventor of the electric telegraph) joined NYU as one of the original 14 founding members in 1831, NYU has had a strong legacy of training and cultivating entrepreneurs - faculty, researchers, and students - the skills, tools, and connections required to bring their inventions to market. As a result, startup activity at NYU is more robust than ever before, with far reaching implications on how our faculty members conduct research, teach students, and approach their work in the community.

Join us as we discuss the changind landscape of entrepreneurship education and share information about the programs NYU has implemented to support entrepreneurs throughout the startup journey. You also will hear from NYU faculty as they share their experiences with research commercialization and discuss how these activities have impacted their approach to research and leaerning.

NYU faculty and graduate students are invited to participate in this program, sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Registration limited.

Flipping Your Class at NYU

Thursday, April 10. 12:30-2:00 p.m., Kimmel Center, Room 802

Many educators are experimenting with the idea of a flipped classroom model. Flipping the classroom describes a teaching approach that introduces new instuctional material to students outside of the classroom, providing the opportunity for in-class time to be spent on the more difficult task of assimilating and deepening understanding of knowledge through active learning approaches, including problem-solving, discussion, and debate.

Join us for this presentation of the structural elements in the flipped classroom model, which will provide an overview of the technique, critical questions, benefits and risks to consider, ans well as a discussion with NYU faculty members currently testing this model in the classroom.

NYU faculty and graduate students are invited to participate in this program, sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Registration limited.