Summer 2012 Institute description


The first Preparing Doctoral Students for 21st Century Teaching Summer Institute ran at Columbia University in August 2012. It attracted graduate students from various disciplines, including History, Biomedical Engineering, Nursing, Middle Eastern Languages and Culture, Music, and English.
Students participating in these workshops developed thoughts about an innovative assignment they would run in their classrooms -- reflections written out on a blog that attended the series, as well as a series of videotaped reflections between the sessions.

Institute schedule


Tuesday August 7, 2012

Breakfast

Session 1: 9:00 - 12:00 - Scholarship and Teaching in a Digital Environment
Presentations by and discussions with Steven Mintz, Director of the GSAS Teaching Center and CCNMTL staff Mark Phillipson (Senior Program Specialist), Tucker Harding (Educational Technologist II), and Dan Beeby (Associate Director).

Lunch

Session 2: 1:00 - 4:00 - Conducting and Organizing Research Online
Presentations by and activities with Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D. (Emerging Technologies Coordinator, CUL) and Bob Scott (Director, Electronic Text Services, CUL).

Wednesday August 8, 2012

Breakfast

Session 3: 9:00 - 12:00 - Modes of Active Learning and Effective Presentations
Presentation by and conversation with Michelle Hall (Senior Educational Technologist, CCNMTL) about active learning in the classroom.
Presentation by and discussion with Michael Cennamo (Educational Technologist, CCNMTL) about how to use presentation software despite its cognitive limitations.

Lunch

Session 4: 1:00 - 4:00 - Connected Learning Environments: Fostering “Collaborativity”
Presentations by and discussions with Mark Phillipson and Dan Beeby about collaborative assignments.

Thursday August 9, 2012

Breakfast

Session 5: 9:00 - 12:00 - Assessing and Memorializing
Presentations by and conversations with Tucker Harding, Mark Phillipson, and Dan Beeby about how to effectively assess and commemorate teaching and classroom activities.

Lunch

Session 6: 1:00 - 4:00 - Finalizing Your Assignment and Individual Presentations
Institute participant presented and discussed the assignments they had conceived and designed over the three days of workshops and discussions.