Category Archives: Seminars/Workshops

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Creating Accessible Digital Course Content Webinar

Creating Accessible Digital Course Content Webinar

 July 30th, 11:00am to 12:00pm

August 13th (repeat session), 2:00pm to 3:00pm 

Register for the webinar on July 30th

Register for the repeat webinar on August 13th

CUNY Assistive Technology Services and the Media Accessibility Project invite you to join our live webinar to learn how to create accessible digital course content. This webinar is perfect for faculty in preparing course materials for the new semester and for those who want to increase their awareness on the importance of accessible content. We will be going over what makes a document accessible as well as steps on how to turn Microsoft Word and PDF documents into accessible content for students with all types of abilities and disabilities.

July 30th webinar link [zoom.us]

August 13th webinar link [zoom.us]

June 17 | Workshops

Time Management Workshop
Monday, June 17, 2019, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Graduate Center, room 3312

In this workshop, we will discuss how to schedule time and keep oneself accountable to academic research and writing goals and deadlines, particularly during unstructured time periods such as the summer. Please RSVP: If you’re planning on coming to our workshop, please RSVP using our event registration form.

Companionable Writing (Summer 2019)
Monday, June 3, 2019 – Thursday, July 27, 2019
See weekly schedule below.
Graduate Center, room 3312

Weekly Schedule
In June and July, Writing Services will be hosting regular Companionable Writing sessions on the following days and times:

  • Mondays, 2-4pm through July 29
  • Tuesdays, 10am-12noon through July 30
  • Wednesdays, 2-4pm through July 31
  • Wednesday, 5-7pm on June 12, 19, and 26
  • Thursdays, 10am-12noon through July 25

Feel free to join us for a single day, once a week, or whenever your schedule allows.

About Companionable Writing

What is Companionable Writing? Companionable Writing is an opportunity to spend two solid hours of work either in person or digitally with other people doing the same thing. A writing consultant will host each session.

What happens at a session? Think of a session as Sustained Silent Writing time. This is a relaxed environment, you can drop in and out as you need. If you wish to set a goal for the session you can do so. At the end of the session we may chitchat for a bit in a companionable way.

Where do I go? Most sessions take place in room 3312. In the event that a session takes place in another location, a sign will be posted on 3312.

How do I join remotely? To join remotely send an email to writinghelp@gc.cuny.edu or a tweet to @gcwwritinghelp at least fifteen minutes before the start of the session and let us know you would like to join. You will then get an invite to a digital platform that will allow you to see and speak to the room and allow people in the room to see and speak to you.

What else do I need to know? We provide coffee and tea. Feel free to bring snacks. There are comfortable rolling chairs and a limited number of outlets. There may be computers accessible in a nearby room.

Questions?

If you have further questions, or want to join us remotely, please email writinghelp@gc.cuny.edu.

Meet Writing Center Director Candidates

Dear Students and Colleagues,

As a reminder, our second candidate for the Writing Center director position will be here on Monday, June 10. David Hershinow will conduct a workshop and then participate in an open discussion with students.

  • Workshop, 1:00 p.m., room C198
  • Open Discussion Session with Students, 2:00 p.m., room C198

May 22 | TLC Grading Social

Wednesday May 22, Room 3317, 1-5pm

Dear GC Community,

It’s the time of the semester where students’ final work is piling up as we’re rushing to finish our own projects. For Graduate Center student instructors, grading student work at the end of the term can be overwhelming, lonely, and—even in successful courses—frustrating.

The Teaching and Learning Center is here to offer support. Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd from 1-5pm in room 3317 for our “Grading Social.” We will provide coffee, sweets, and camaraderie as instructors work through stacks of papers, blue books, blog posts, etc. Need a second or third eye on a assignment? We can provide those too.

Write Now: A Writing Meetup

Launch your end-of semester writing with our open writing sessions over Spring Break – information below.

 We hope to see you there!

 The Staff
The Writing Center
The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Date/Time
Date(s) – Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Thursday, April 25, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location
CUNY Graduate Center, room 3317

Writing over spring break? Working on your dissertation, class assignments, job materials, conference presentations, or other writing?

Launch your end-of-semester writing with our Write Now writing sessions!

Come write alongside other GC students—we provide the space, coffee, and snacks; you bring your work. We’ll be offering Write Now sessions on three days, five hours per day: Tuesday, April 23, through Thursday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day. Pop in and out as you desire! A Graduate Writing Consultant will be on call for any questions you have about your work. Optional writing strategies, goal-setting, and group check-ins will be available for those interested.

If you plan to drop in at any point, please RSVP here.

Ethical Ed Tech Edit-a-Thon and Upcoming UX workshops

Inaugural Edit-a-Thon for Ethical EdTech
Tuesday, April 2, 2-5pm, room 3317

Calling educators, students, technologists, designers, polemicists, and curious others! Join us for our first edit-a-thon event to help build Ethical EdTech into a tool that can powerfully counter the corporate-surveillance marketers. Help others find useful, ethical, educational tools relevant to their needs. Organized by former GC student Erin Glass.

Co-Sponsored by the MA Program in Digital Humanities, GC Digital Initiatives, The Teaching and Learning Center, and the Futures Initiative

For more information: https://ethicaledtech.info/wiki/Meta:Inaugural_Edit-a-Thon

Continue reading Ethical Ed Tech Edit-a-Thon and Upcoming UX workshops

ITP skills labs for April

WordPress-friendly Visualization Tools for Teaching and Research | Monday, April 8 | 6:30-8:30PM | Julie Fuller

Interested in how you can create visualizations and display them on a WordPress site for use in your teaching or research? Join us to learn about free, online tools for mapping, timelines, image display, and possibly more. Participants will have time during the session to experiment with the tools and have collaborative discussion about ideas for incorporating one or more in their own work.

 

Creating Interactive Text w/ Twine | Monday, April 15 | 6:30-8:30PM | Carlos Hernandez

In this workshop, we will explore practical aspects of designing a choose-your-own-adventure style interactive text. We will use Twine, a free, online tool for creating choice-based games. No prior programming experience will be required. We will cover not only the “how” of using Twine, but also a bit of the “why,” in terms of game design in general and game-based learning in specific.

April 4 | Information Session with the U.S. Census Bureau

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Graduate Center, Room 7209

In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country. These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more.

Representatives from the Census Bureau will be at the CUNY Graduate Center to do a presentation about the Field and Office positions currently available, as well as answer questions about the application process.

Both full- and part-time positions (with flexible hours) are available.

 Important: To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must have a valid Social Security number and be a U.S. citizen. (Complete job qualifications are available on the 2020 Census website.)

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

April 3 | TLC Workshop: Balancing Teaching and Research as a Graduate Student

Wednesday April 3, 6-8pm
Room 9207

Do you struggle to balance the demands of teaching and research? Committing to both while making steady progress towards your degree presents a range of opportunities but also comes with some challenges. Balancing teaching and research requires its own kind of intentional, ongoing effort–for instance, how do you handle necessary lesson planning when you’re in the middle of writing? Add to this the ticking clock of your funding coming to an end and it’s easy to feel like something’s gotta give.

This workshop will offer strategies to help you balance your responsibilities as a teacher and a graduate student as well as offer resources and support to help you identify and plan for your goals. Topics to be covered include intentional planning of your research and teaching agendas, writing every day (or not), managing class preparation, and dealing with procrastination. You will leave this workshop with a plan to achieve your own goals. And maybe even some nights and weekends off.

Please register for this conference at http://cuny.is/tlc-spring-19.