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  • Review the ITP Workshop Descriptions, then select the corresponding date from the Available Dates pull-down menu to register for your desired workshop.
  • Repeat the process if you want to register for more than one event.
  • Space is limited and you must sign up in advance to secure a seat. 
  • Workshop attendance will be taken at each session.
How to Cancel
  • Please be respectful of those on the waiting list and cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop.
  •  * If you sign-up and do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance, you will be on probation.
  • ** If you miss two sessions without at least 48 hours advance notice, you will not be able to take any more workshops for the rest of the year. 
To cancel, use Eventbrite OR email Julie, jfuller1@gradcenter.cuny.edu, with the date and title of the workshop you will no longer be attending.
 

Fall 2016 ITP Skills Labs
GC Library basement, room C196.01 ~ 6:30-8:30pm
 
HTML & CSS Basics | September 12 | Patrick Smyth

Ever wanted to learn how to code? This introductory lab will cover the basics of writing HTML code and styling it with CSS. Gain hands-on experience to send you on your way to building sites. No prior HTML/CSS experience needed.

Hacking Wordpress | September 19 | Jared Pike
This workshop will combine the HTML/CSS coding with Wordpress to discuss how to customize sites by creating child themes, basic PHP, and using FTP to access a remote server. We'll also look at installing and configuring modules for common academic use cases. A beginner's knowledge of how to set up and modify basic features of Wordpress will be helpful for participants.

Wikipedia | September 26 | Ximena Gallardo
This lab is an introduction to Wikipedia, both as a cultural phenomenon and site of intellectual, political and pedagogical intervention. We will analyze the anatomy of a page, discuss the guiding principles for this knowledge community, and learn some basic editing. No technical knowledge is necessary, though a familiarity with HTML is useful.

Intro to Open Educational Resources: incorporating OER into your pedagogy | October 6 (*Thursday) | Roxanne Shirazi
Join us for a hands-on introduction to open educational resources, free and open source research and pedagogy tools. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of OER: from definitions, it's positioning in higher education, to strategies for finding, evaluating, and incorporating existing OER into your teaching, and creating your own OER.

Python | October 17 | Ian Phillips
This lab is an introduction to coding with Python. Participants will have an opportunity to get some hands on practice and walk away with some resources to continue practicing and learning on their own. This lab is designed for individuals that have little or no experience with Python or coding.

Games Based Learning | October 24 | Teresa Ober
Want to liven up your teaching by integrating games and game design? Participants in this lab will demo some applications of game-based learning using a variety of tools. Expect to walk away with preliminary ideas for a class assignment or a lesson plan incorporating games or game design.

Data Visualization | October 31 | Micki Kaufman
This lab will introduce participants to basic concepts and tools in data visualization for the humanities and social sciences. Beginning with a definition of data visualization and information design, we will explore key examples including basic line graphs and complex interactive visualizations. We will lean how to use word clouds, Google Ngrams, the Google Public Data Explorer, and map a social network with Gephi. We will emphasize learning the very basics of each of these platforms so that participants can continue to learn and explore on their own after the lab.

GitHub | November 7 | Jojo Karlin
Do you have folders full of documents like "draft_1", "draft_final", "draft_finalfinal," and "draft_reallytrulyfinal"? Are you worried about backing up your work and looking for a secure way to save drafts of your work? Does the idea of accessing the vast quantity of code available on the internet terrify and excite you? If so, come learn the most basic steps of using git version-control software and GitHub, the web-based git repository hosting service. This introductory level lab will guide you through the basic structure of git on your own computer (BRING YOUR LAPTOP!) and GitHub.com. You will learn the basics: what a repository is, why you would use one to back up your code, and the basic commands that allow you to do so.

Project Planning | November 14 | Lisa Rhody
This workshop will cover some of the things to consider when embarking on a digital project, including scope creep and failing forward. More details to come.
 

These no-credit lab sessions are designed to build particular technological skills applicable to teaching and learning in particular disciplines. The labs are taught by doctoral and other CUNY faculty and, where appropriate, by advanced graduate students and non-university IT and media professionals. Students must take six labs each semester as part of the ITP certificate requirements.


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