TLC Webinars

Treat yourself to these recent webinar recordings:


                                          Copyright, Fair Use, and Open Educational Resources

Faculty members often have questions about using copyrighted content when teaching, especially when creating Open Educational Resources (OER). This panel discussion with John Jay faculty and librarians explores provocative and controversial aspects of this important topic.

Panelists: Benjamin Bierman, Ellen Sexton, Kathleen Collins, and Bruce Shenitz.

Slides: here and here

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The Open Classroom: Hands on Demo of OER, Open Data and Open Pedagogy in Action

June 16th 2022

By : Michelle Strah and Bruce Shenitz

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Join Bruce Shenitz, Adjunct OER Librarian and Michelle Strah, TLC Online Faculty Fellow for a one hour webinar with live demos of successful open pedagogy course implementations at John Jay, CUNY and beyond that leverage OER and open data resources. As you’re planning your Fall 2022 classes, use this opportunity to learn what resources are available to you, best practices in open pedagogy and hands-on examples of award-winning OER and open data assignments and course conversions that have been done across disciplines.

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Michelle Strah’s page site here

Intentional Energies: Setting Ourselves Up for Aligned Success

11 May 2022

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Energy is everything! It creates our viewpoints, perceptions, and beliefs about any and all aspects of life. The past few years have brought many ups and downs. The uncertainty and unknowns can leave us feeling energetically drained or feeling pulled in various directions. Understanding how we are engaging our energies from a holistic mind body spirit perspective empowers us to be intentional about where we want to focus our attention and align our thoughts, feelings, and actions. With awareness comes more choice, and with more choice comes more power. 

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to Core Energy Leadership, an energy framework that supports holistic wellbeing and success. They will walk away with a deeper understanding of how they are currently engaging the 7 levels of energy and where there are opportunities for growth and development. Participants will learn practical tools supporting them to integrate this framework into their daily lives.

Equity, Accessibility and Artificial Intelligence in Global Education

24 March 2022

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The John Jay College Teaching and Learning Center in conjunction with the Center for International Human Rights is pleased to announce this save the date for our February 24, 2022 event on Equity, Accessibility and Artificial Intelligence in Global Education.

The concept of disability at the United Nations and elsewhere has shifted from one of a deficit-based medical model to one of social, economic and political rights that promotes fair and equitable access to all aspects of citizenship. Nonetheless there is a digital divide both in the US and globally – how can we ensure equitable access to digital technologies for persons with disabilities to help bridge this divide? Reflecting on the recent global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence adopted by all 193 Members states of UNESCO, this panel will specifically address questions relative to artificial intelligence and global education to include:

1) Persons with disabilities are more vulnerable globally due to climate change, pandemics (including COVID19), employment barriers and discrimination. What can educators do to be sensitive to these risks and to provide culturally responsive learning environments that promote racial, gender, and disability justice? 

2) Artificial intelligence and machine learning show promise in many applications for persons with disabilities, but these carry a high risk of bias or design choices that exclude and disenfranchise persons with disabilities. What are some recommendations for increasing inclusivity in design as a fundamental human right?

3) What does ableism in the academy look like? For both professors and students? What are the ways online learning can help dismantle ableism? In what ways does it contribute to ableism? What might we learn from how other countries address these questions?

Moderator: Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD, Online Faculty Fellow, Teaching and Learning Center, Visiting Scholar, Center for International Human Rights, Adjunct Professor, International Crime and Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Panelists:Maria Victoria Pérez-Ríos, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Antonia Levy, Associate Director of Faculty Development and Instructional Technology, CUNY School of Professional Studies, Vanessa Spina, Candidate, Bachelor’s of International Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Confidence, Courage, & Commitment with Stephanie Simpson

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 1-3 pm

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Did you know that performing optimally whether that’s in the classroom, on a test, in an interview, or on the field/stage is 90% mental and 10% physical? It’s important that we spend time working on our mental game so that our minds work WITH us and FOR us and not against us.  

In this webinar, we will discuss peak performance theories and models to better understand the connection between the mind, body so that we can show up optimally in all areas of our life. Together, we will experiment with tools, skills, and techniques from Sport Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness/Meditation to help you work through mental and emotional energy blocks so that you can focus the mind, build your self confidence from the inside out, manage performance anxiety, and navigate stress more easily. 

Redefining Your Relationship with Stress with Stephanie Simpson

Monday, December 1, 1:40-2:55 pm

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We all experience and feel stress in different ways – from navigating how to work from home, being an effective leader or manager, caring for your family, staying connected to your community, or starting a new chapter in your life. Many times, we forget that we need to take care of ourselves first in order to do all those other things successfully. Most of the time, we view stress negatively. However, not all stress is negative. In fact, in order for us to perform optimally, research has shown that a certain amount of stress is needed.

By creating a strong personal foundation, one can deal with adversity more easily, make decisions more clearly, perform more optimally, and maintain personal balance more effectively. In this workshop, Stephanie Simpson discusses the physical, psychological, and physiological effects of stress, the positive and negative effects of stress, the relationship between stress and peak performance, and introduces several stress management tools and techniques from Sport Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness. Participants are empowered to create their own stress management practice that can be integrated into their daily routines.

If you can re-define how you respond to stress, you can build a new relationship with it; one where stress becomes a facilitating partner in your life, not a debilitating one.


Take a Guided Tour through an Award-Winning Digital Innovation Course with Michelle Strah

Wednesday, Oct. 6,1:45-2:45 pm

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View the webinar recording of a demonstration by our TLC Faculty Fellow Dr. Michelle Strah of her asynchronous course on Disinformation and Cybercrime (ICJ 380 Special Topics Seminar), which won the Faculty Digital Innovation Award in May 2021. 

Dr. Strah piloted the use of Milanote and gamification to address disinformation, emerging forms of cybercrime and cyberwarfare and the rise of extreme right wing (XRW) and domestic terrorism in the criminal justice curriculum. The course had no technical pre-requisites and was designed to build technology competencies for emerging law enforcement and national security workforce needs in countering online extremism.


  • the use of gamification
  • visual sociology and meme culture
  • zero-cost and open educational resources
  • experiential learning in online organizational behavior to promote peer driven learning
  • ethics in online research
  • accessibility and trauma-informed pedagogy