December 21, 2020 | Rukshana Jalil From January 25-29th, the Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center will be hosting a Mid-Winter Institute, intended to provide structure to those planning or revising courses for the Spring 2021 Semester. The Institute will be open to anyone teaching at CUNY, and will feature workshops and open dialogues on the following topics: Workshops Teaching with the CUNY Academic Commons Practicing Ritual as a Way to Build Community in the Classroom Experiential Learning/Open Pedagogy: Rethinking Assignments Cultivating Participation Using Online Polls Developing an Access Statement & Resisting Deficit Perspectives on Disability and Chronic Illness in the Academy Mental Wellness & Emotional Wellbeing: Grounding & Planning Fostering Emotional Wellness in 2021: Strategies & Practices for All Educators Mixing Synchronous and Asynchronous Instructional Modes in Online Courses Teaching Labs and Pandemic STEM Teaching Open Dialogues Assignment Design Charrette Abolitionist Pedagogy Open Group Discussion Self-Care for Educators: Boundaries, Time Management, and Other Ways to Be Kind to Yourself This Semester Drop-in Office Hours Open Syllabus Writing All sessions will take place and Zoom. The full schedule and registration links will be posted in mid-January. Please join the TLC group on the CUNY Academic Commons at http://cuny.is/tlc-list to receive notification of TLC programs and activities! Related This entry is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.