Reading to Enhance Active Learning

Techniques and tools to enhance active learning through reading


Publications and presentations

Papers

  1. But, J., Brown, PA and Smyth, DS. Reading Effectively Across the Disciplines (READ): A Strategy to Improve Student Success. Insight: A Journal of Scholarly Science Teaching 2017
  2. Rasool, A*., and D.S. Smyth. (2014) Promoting Critical thinking Through Bloom’s Taxonomy in BIO 1101 Peer-led workshops. In proceedings of the Annual Conference, Peer-led Team Learning International Society.

 

Oral and Panel Presentations

  1. Smyth, D.S., and But, J. (2015) When There is No College Reading. Oral Presentation. SENCER Regional Conference. Oct 16th New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY.
  2. Smyth DS (2015, Oct). Workshop Biology – READ Project. Oral presentation for the Peer Led Team Learning Program: Engaging STEM Undergraduates, A CUNY BMI Best Practice Initiative, NYCCT, Brooklyn
  3. Smyth DS (2015, Jan). READ – Fine focus on Microbiology. Oral presentation during the Spring 2015 workshop of the READ Initiative, NYCCT, Brooklyn.
  4. Smyth, D.S. The READ initiative. CUNY Assessment Seminar Closing the loop in Assessment of General Education, John Jay, CUNY, March 2015.
  5. Rasool, A*. and Smyth, D. S. “Promoting Critical Thinking Through Bloom’s Taxonomy in Biology 1101 Peer-Led Workshops.” In proceedings of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Peer-Led Team Learning International Society, California State University-Dominguez Hills, Carson, California, May 30, 2014.*Oral Presentation by an Undergraduate Student.
  6. But, J., Smyth, D.S. and LaBoy, H. (2014). Reading Effectively Across the Disciplines. The International Journal of Arts and Sciences’ Harvard Medical School – Panel Presentation
  7. Smyth DS (2014, Aug). READ – Focus on Biology. Oral presentation during the Summer 2014 workshop of the READ Initiative, NYCCT, Brooklyn.

 

Poster Presentations

  1. Smyth, D.S. (2017) Improving Civic and Scientific Literacy through Scaffolded Thematic Classroom Research Experiences. Gordon Conference: Undergraduate Biology Education Research Conference. July 9-14th. Stonehill College, Easton, Ma.
  2. Smyth, D.S. (2017) Improving Civic and Scientific Literacy through Scaffolded Thematic Classroom Research Experiences. The American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting. New Orleans, La.
  3. Smyth, D.S. (2016) Improving Civic and Scientific Literacy through Scaffolded Thematic Classroom Research Experiences. Poster Presentation. SENCER Summer Institute. July 28th to Aug 1st Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL.
  4. Matthews, A., Bilello, Maria-Elena, Smyth, D and But, J (2015). Back to Basics: Improving Reading in Dental Hygiene Courses. CDHA National Conference. Oct 29-31. Victoria, British Columbia.
  5. Smyth, D. S. Reading Effectively Across the Disciplines – Focus on Biology (2014). The Teaching Professor Conference – Poster presentation
  6. Davida S. Smyth and Juanita But (2014, Nov). READ: It’s not Just for Biology Students, Let’s Get Microbiology Students Reading Too! Poster presented at the 12th Annual Faculty and Student Research Poster Session, NYCCT, Brooklyn