Back To Schedule
Friday, October 19 • 10:15am - 11:15am
M-108: Technology, Equity, and Pedagogy: Fostering Connection in the Classroom and Beyond LIMITED

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Limited Capacity seats available

How can community college faculty, staff, and students make the best use of technology? When selected and used thoughtfully, digital tools can help foster connection and engagement among community college students—whether in the classroom or beyond it. Students are more connected than ever, with smartphones in nearly every pocket, and there are many tools to help instructors to create engaging, pedagogically sound lessons and instruction. Digital platforms can also foster a sense of community and connection among students who may have limited time with their peers outside of class. At the same time, reliable internet/computer access can be limited, and may not be sufficient for fully engaging in course websites or assignments. Moreover, an overreliance on digital tools may become alienating.

This session uses brief presentations, conversation-style discussion, and audience participation to discuss the ways that technology can be used in support of the access-oriented missions of community colleges. Topics will range from big-picture considerations to specific technological tools that can build community, enhance classroom discussions, and facilitate culturally responsive pedagogy.


Kashema Hutchinson

Ph.D. student in the Urban Education, Ms.
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/HerBio: Kashema Hutchinson is a Ph.D. student in the Urban Education program at the Graduate Center (CUNY). She has a B.A. in Communications: Advertising/Public Relations and an M.A. in Sociology. She is currently a Communications and Leadership Fellow... Read More →

Mariana Regalado

Head of Reference and Instruction, Brooklyn College Library
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/herBio: Mariana Regalado is the head of Reference and Instruction at the Brooklyn College Library, where she assists students to become smart, curious, and confident information seekers. Her interest in how students experience the research process, travel... Read More →
avatar for Katina Rogers

Katina Rogers

Futures Initiative, The Graduate Center, CUNY, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/HerBio: As the Futures Initiative’s Director of Administration and Programs, Katina Rogers guides and mentors graduate fellows, develops programming, and exercises administrative oversight over all aspects of the program. Her scholarly work focuses... Read More →

Maura Smale

Chief Librarian, NYC College of Technology
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/HerBio: Maura Smale is Chief Librarian and Professor at the Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology (City Tech), and faculty in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Smale was... Read More →

Kerri-Ann Smith

Assistant Professor, Queensborough Community College
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/HerBio: Kerri-Ann M. Smith began her teaching career as a part of the fifth cohort of New York City Teaching Fellows (2002). She received her B.A. in English Literature and Africana Studies, along with a certificate in Latin America and Caribbean Area... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
LaGuardia, Room M-108, M Building 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA