The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

October Events – GC Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)

Register for these events here.

HTML & CSS Basics | October 5 | Zach Muhlbauer

  • 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.

Multimodal Pedagogy | October 19 | Shpresa Ahmeti and Tim Dalton

  • Whether you’re a new or experienced instructor, join us to explore the in’s and out’s of how multimodal strategies can enhance your teaching. The workshop will connect learning theories to student-centered praxis, explore classroom examples, and give participants resources to develop their own teaching materials. This skills lab offers hands-on practice with multimodal techniques and supportive guidance for instructors teaching online this semester. Bring your ideas, big or small, and we’ll learn by doing!

What’s Your Game Plan?: Turn Your Lesson into a Game | October 26 | Joe Bisz

  • What does the lesson “Finding Citations,” the game “Trivial Pursuit,” and the mechanic “Bluffing” all have in common? In today’s boot camp brainstorm, your team is given a mission: to enhance an exercise with the mechanics of popular board games in only 20 minutes. Whether you have to teach the rules of citation or the rules of interviewing, there is usually a game plan that can help. This workshop teaches you how to integrate educational games into your classroom, while providing a fun introduction to the principles of game-based learning. Together with your fellow learners, you will then design a playful but rigorous activity-game that your students will love. To learn more about the lab facilitator, Prof. Joe Bisz, visit