Most adjuncts enter the classroom without any formal teaching or pedagogical training. To begin addressing this problem, a group of former public school teachers, experienced graduate student adjuncts, and concerned full-time faculty have designed a one-day intensive pedagogy workshop, open to all GC students.The workshop will address multiple teaching strategies and pedagogy techniques (See schedule below). In addition to the one-day workshop we will also hold shorter monthly meetings where adjuncts will have an opportunity to discuss questions, frustrations, successes, etc. As part of the training, graduate students will be provided with materials and resources to support their teaching and a website is being constructed as an additional resource for adjuncts to utilize. Through this website, graduate students will be able to share resources, syllabi, lessons, assignments, etc.
Download the Purposeful Pedagogy Workshop Binder!
When: Friday, February 22nd 9:30 AM
Where: Graduate Center Sociology Lounge, Room 6112
Schedule of Events:
9:30am-10:00am: Breakfast and Registration
10:00am-10:30am: Introduction to teaching at CUNY schools
10:30am-12:00pm: First Session: Creating Syllabi and Lesson Plans
1:00pm-2:30pm: Second Session: Implementing Lessons: Students Engagement, Activities, and Assessments
2:45pm-4:15pm: Third Session: Concurrent Sessions
A) Professional Development of the “Self”: Time Management and Preparing to teach Challenging Issues (like LGBT, Race, etc.) as an Activist (or Not)
B) Building a Community in the Classroom: Classroom Management and Promoting Equity in the Classroom
4:20pm-4:30pm: Closing Remarks
If you would like to participate in the Workshop, please register at the link below. The workshop is free of charge and doctoral students with all levels of experience are encouraged to come.
We look forward to working with you!
Purposeful Pedagogy Organizing Committee