Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog
The Democracy Commitment encourages its members all to read and share AASCU’s (TDC’s fiscal agent and physical host) latest free publication, The New York Times in Education Teaching Toolkit. This toolkit builds on a long and productive partnership between AASCU and the Times—one that produced the American Democracy Project.
This toolkit showcases some of the great work happening on AASCU and ADP campuses, while providing a roadmap for those who want to expand their teaching techniques and strategies to include current events, and Times coverage and resources. The partnership has collected observations, learning outcomes, course descriptions, assignments and course syllabi from real instructors who are currently using The New York Times in their classrooms. The result is a rich resource for anyone looking to bring the outside world into the classroom.
While compiling this toolkit, AASCU and the Times paid close attention to learning outcomes. When possible, they highlighted courses and assignments that they think help students to become stronger readers, writers and critical thinkers; to develop an increasing sense of global awareness and level of civic engagement; to widen their understandings of cultural diversity and social relevance, and to demonstrate ethical behavior and leadership skills. These outcomes, along with so many other reasons, are why they are proud to share this toolkit with each of you.
TDC hopes you will take a look. Please feel free to let them know how you’ve incorporated the Times into your own classroom.
The toolkit is available for download on the AASCU website.