Archive | Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning Computational Thinking

Towards Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum

Computational thinking is a framework that students can utilize to solve complex problems and apply across disciplines and in many types of settings, even ones far removed from computer science. The BMCC Technology Learning Community is offering a paid summer/fall professional development opportunity to help faculty implement computational thinking in their classrooms.
Continue Reading
Teaching and Learning Image representing digital storytelling

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

If I have five minutes to talk about one element of my teaching at BMCC, then digital storytelling works both in terms of format and as the subject matter. My goal is ultimately for students to use first-person narrative to support research, and hopefully to create work that they can use for applications and other academic and professional endeavors beyond our classroom.
Continue Reading
Teaching and Learning Johannes and Megan working with students together in classroom. From <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMCC SI website</a>.

Supplemental Instruction: Reciprocal Learning—Old Dog, New Tricks

Looking back now on five years of using SI leaders, I know I will never go back. Why? Grades are up, and so is retention, but I would really never go back to being that solo teacher in the front of the classroom. I prefer the noisy, happy, imperfect collaboration of working with SI Leaders who are closer in age and experience, and digital footprint to my students.
Continue Reading
Teaching and Learning Strauss-pic

From Pandemic to Protest: We Remember

The overlapping crises of public health and police brutality prompted me to think about trauma-informed pedagogy as a way to both grieve the losses and celebrate resilience. The collaborative project, “From Pandemic to Protest: We Remember,” was designed to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on the events of 2020-2021, using digital tools to commemorate the experiences of their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic and the racial-justice protests.
Continue Reading

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes

Need help with the Commons? Visit our
help page
Send us a message
Skip to toolbar