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March 2017

Everybody Present: Mindfulness in the Classroom

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Description:  With so many easy interruptions to our concentration, it's no wonder that students can find it hard to follow a classroom discussion closely. This seminar increases your awareness of the power of mindfulness techniques to enhance the teaching experience for you and the learning experience of your students. Length: 40 Minutes Minutes This online seminar will be available Wednesday, 03/29/17 at 2:00 p.m. until Friday, 04/7/17 at 11:00 a.m. You can view the seminar as often as you like,…

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April 2017

“God’s Heroine: Suffering and Spectacle in The Narrative of Agnes Beaumont, 1674”

April 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Room: A-130 Description:  This workshop will focus on the life and writings of Agnes Beaumont, a seventeenth-century English woman who penned a spiritual autobiography detailing the conflict in her life between her church and her father. Participants will have an opportunity to read and discuss excerpts from Beaumont's text and reflect on the ways in which her text relates to our society today.   About the Instructor:  Dr. Andrea Fabrizio is an Associate Professor of English and Deputy Chair of…

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Tools for 21st Century Learners Level 4: ePortfolios and Mobile Learning

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Room: FDR (Breakfast from 9:30am - 10:00am and Lunch from 1:00pm - 2:00pm) Description:  In this final of four Tools for 21st Century Learners: An intro to Academic Technologies sessions, we will be exploring the Digication ePortfolio platform for students and faculty with Professor Ruben Worrell.  We will also discuss mobile learning by diving in head first with Blackboard Collaborate. About the Instructor:  Mr. David Dos Santos supports the Hostos community with Digication ePortfolios and other emerging educational technologies. Before…

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Common Reading Series

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Room: A-130 Description:  From the oral tradition of Homeric poetry, the circles of friends who read Renaissance poetry in manuscript, the serialization of novels in the 19th century, the gossip-fueled cameraderie of the New York School of Poets in the 1950s, to various public civic reading projects of the 20th and 21st centuries, reading has always had a social dimension. Keeping in mind Hostos' particular book of the semester, Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy, this informal conversation will explore the contexts,…

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Assessment Strategies for the Flipped Classroom

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Description:  Flipped classes popular because they can be very effective learning environments. Instructors using flipped lessons must be careful to plan and structure the environment to support student learning. It is critical to integrate and relate the learning outcomes, activities, and assessment strategies to ensure that pre-class work supports the in-class work. This seminar gives you assessment strategies. Length: 60 Minutes  This online seminar will be available Thursday, 04/20/17 at 2:00 p.m. until Friday, 04/28/17 at 11:00 a.m. You can…

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Digital Storytelling Level 3: Video Editing

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Room: FDR (Breakfast from 9:30am - 10:00am and Lunch from 1:00pm - 2:00pm) Description:  In this third of four Digital Storytelling sessions, we will be exploring the possibilities of Youtube’s online video editor.  We will also begin to explore Universal Design models such as the ADDIE model and Backward Design and how we can apply them to our courses. Note: This workshop is the third of four parts in the Digital Storytelling track. In order to receive a certification for…

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May 2017

Student Engagement Level 2: Applications or “Walking the Talk”

May 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Room: FDR (Breakfast from 9:30am - 10:00am and Lunch from 1:00pm - 2:00pm) Description: “Constantly demonstrating relevance, making connections to interesting ideas and information, and inspiring study remain some of the most important strategies a professor can adopt.” —Jose Antonio Bowen, “Technology for Engagement,” Chapter 6. Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning “…one of our main invitations to others, then, is to keep this dialogue going, not only by continuing to work…

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Learner-Centered Technology: Aligning Tools with Learning Goals

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Description: Today’s teachers need a thorough understanding of how the available wide variety of technological tools can enhance learning. Knowing about the tools is the first step, but the most successful teachers become adept at creating courses that capitalize on the pedagogical benefits that technology can bring. Length: 90 Minutes This online seminar will be available Monday, 05/1/17 at 2:00 p.m. until Tuesday, 05/16/17 at 11:00 a.m. You can view the seminar as often as you like, and on your…

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Veterans Group

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Room: C-391 Description:  This seminar is geared towards providing an understanding of the needs and challenges faced by veteran students and how academic settings can be more inclusionary of this population. About the Instructor:  Dr. Elys Vasquez-Iscan is an Assistant Professor in the Health Education Unit and Aging and Health Unit of the Education Department. In addition, she teaches a community health course in the Prison to College Pipeline program at the Otisville New York State Correctional Facility as is…

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Team-Based Learning Level 4: Dialogue with Team Based Learning Institute from Brooklyn College

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Room: FDR (Breakfast from 9:30am - 10:00am and Lunch from 1:00pm - 2:00pm) Description: I will submit a proposal to the CUNY CUE Conference in conjunction with Professor Sharona Levy to present the collaboration of Hostos and Brooklyn College on Team-Based Learning.  At lunch or a designated time at the CUE Conference, the two colleges will brainstorm next steps for the collaboration for the fall 2017/spring 2018 academic year on Team-Based Learning.   About the Instructor: Professor Sandy Figueroa is…

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