The first week of the Teach@CUNY Summer Institute will guide participants through readings, short assignments, and daily face-to-face and online discussions. Our work will provide a theoretical foundation for course design that incorporates both an awareness of the various contexts in which participants will be teaching and the specific strengths, challenges, and opportunities that GC student instructors bring to CUNY’s classrooms. We will explore CUNY’s history, curriculum, and students, and consider how that context shapes how we conceive of course and assignment design. There will be a strong focus on inclusivity and accessibility and the ways in which the larger socio-cultural contexts within which we teach affect our perspectives and practice as educators.
Each day will include a small number of readings and offer activities during which participants can begin to conceptualize and design the courses they will be teaching during the Fall semester. An extended suggested readings and resources list will provide opportunities for additional reflection.
At the end of the first week, participants will be asked to draft or refine a syllabus for their fall course.
Please use the drop-down menu for a detailed overview of each of the workshops for week 1.