Interested in contributing to Visible Pedagogy? We want to hear from you! There are several ways to contribute.
1) Answer the Call
Visible Pedagogy puts out regular calls for contributors to our Teach@CUNY series, which features specific approaches, activities, resources, and assignments being used in CUNY classrooms. Each call will solicit brief “micro”-posts on a particular topic or theme; those interested in contributing should email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by the stated deadline:
- a short, 200-300-word description of your approach, activity, resource, or assignment
- an illustrative artifact (e.g. a copy of an assignment, a link to a resource) to be included with your post, which should include all relevant attribution information
- a 1-2 sentence biographical statement including your name, title, affiliation, and the courses/topics you generally teach
- 3-5 keywords which will be used as “tags” for your post
Please include all information in the body of your email, with the exception of your artifact, which may either be attached or included as a link (for instance, if you would like to share a video clip). In the subject line, please indicate the title of the call to which you are responding. Submissions will be evaluated based on their inclusion of the following:
- Clear, succinct description of activity, assignment, resource, or approach
- Brief evaluative commentary; why was this activity, assignment, resource, or approach effective (or not)?
- Artifact that illustrates activity, assignment, resource, or approach
- Language and tone appropriate for general audience
Selected posts may be edited for clarity and length.
2) Apply to Be a Contributing Writer
[NOTE: Applications for Spring 2017 are currently closed.] Visible Pedagogy is currently looking for bloggers for the Spring 2017 semester who are interested in writing a series of posts on a topic related to teaching and learning at CUNY. Writers will be asked to compose six posts between February and May, 2017, which will be published as part of our Reflective Practice series. Writers will receive an $1000 honorarium for their work. Details about the application process are available here.
3) Pitch Us
Visible Pedagogy publishes short, reflective essays on topics related to teaching and learning, as part of our Reflective Practice series. If you have a subject you’d like to explore in a post of 750 words or less, send the idea or the completed piece to email@example.com. (Please see here for previous examples.) We are also interested in recaps of pedagogy-themed events at CUNY, interviews with CUNY folks doing noteworthy things pertaining to pedagogy, or great ideas for posts we haven’t envisioned yet. If there’s a piece you’d like to write, let us know!