Integrating Current Events Into Any College Course
Newsworthy events related to almost every discipline occur on a daily basis. There are positive results when people are better educated and have a better understanding of the world around them. Instructors must not only be incredibly knowledgeable about their fields of study, they must also be knowledgeable about current events related to their disciplines. However, the relevant news does not simply fall into our laps. We must seek out useful news and educate ourselves and our students about that information. The webinar facilitator discusses how instructors can easily incorporate current events into their courses. Specific examples are presented that can easily be modified for any course.
During the webinar, the facilitator discusses how she researches articles from the New York Times, Economist, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, NISOD, and other sources that relate directly to the topics she covers in her courses. Also discussed is how she assigns articles for students to read for homework and how she incorporates news articles directly into lectures. In addition, the facilitator discusses how she uses various podcasts to supplement her courses. By the end of the webinar, instructors know how to efficiently research articles, videos, and podcasts; create and maintain a central repository of news articles, podcasts, and videos that can be easily integrated into courses; and create unique assignments using news articles, podcasts, and videos.
Kristen L. Zaborski, Associate Professor, Economics, State College of Florida
Kristen Zaborski has been teaching at the State College of Florida since June 2010. She teaches Principles of Macro Economics and Principles of Micro Economics. Additionally, she serves on various collegewide committees. She consistently receives excellent student evaluations each semester because she is passionate about teaching students how the economy works. Kristen was nominated by the State College of Florida’s president to receive the 2015 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology. She was one of 10 award recipients nationwide to receive the prestigious award. She also earned the NISOD Excellence Award in 2015. Kristen is currently a member of the prestigious American Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, and the Global Association of Economics Teachers, and she has served as a reviewer of college-level economics textbooks.
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