Event Types: STEM Pedagogies Workshop

Introduction to Pedagogical Scholarship

June 4, 2018 | Beth Fisher

So, you’ve heard the terms scholarly teaching, SoTL, TAR, and DBER but what do they mean? How are they related? This workshop will define various modes of pedagogical research and discuss similarities and differences between them. Participants will also learn about qualitative and quantitative approaches to pedagogical research as well as about strategies to become […]

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Classroom Assessment Techniques

June 4, 2018 | Beth Fisher

Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) are teaching tools designed to monitor student learning, and provide ongoing feedback that can be used both by instructors to improve their teaching, and by students to improve their learning. The workshop will define, compare, and contrast summative and formative assessment. The workshop will also discuss a number of effective CATs […]

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Implementing PBL/CBL and Designing Course Material

June 4, 2018 | Beth Fisher

In Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Case-Based Learning (CBL), students work in teams to solve open-ended, interdisciplinary, and real-world problems. This workshop will focus on the organization of a PBL/CBL classroom and the practical aspects of implementing PBL/CBL in your course. Participants will also practice developing PBL/CBL style materials for STEM topics.   This workshop is […]

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Applying Cognitive Science to Teaching: Metacognition

June 4, 2018 | Beth Fisher

Metacognition, or the process of being aware of your own thought processes, is a useful strategy to leverage in the classroom. Numerous cognitive science studies have indicated that incorporation of metacognitive strategies in the classroom increases student gains. Participants in this workshop will learn about the effects of metacognition on student learning, examples of classroom […]

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Mentoring Undergraduate Research

April 29, 2018 | Beth Fisher

This mentoring workshop is designed to give mentors a framework for crafting effective and productive research mentoring relationships. After attending this workshop, attendees will be able to: Describe the benefits of mentoring for both mentees and mentors Discuss characteristics of successful research mentoring Articulate effective communication strategies to effectively integrate student researchers into the lab/academic community Develop an […]

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Designing Collaborative Learning Materials

December 12, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Deciding to use collaborative learning in your classroom is one way to increase student participation and engagement.  However, choosing to use collaborative learning brings with it a new challenge—designing collaborative learning activities and corresponding materials that are transparent, inclusive, and the right fit for the course. In this workshop, participants will discuss best practices for […]

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Inclusive Teaching Practices in STEM

December 12, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Registration for this workshop has closed because it has reached capacity. Being intentional about utilizing inclusive teaching practices in your classroom is an integral component of ethical teaching.  However, instructors in STEM fields often grapple with how to do this effectively in their discipline. This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to learn strategies […]

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Philosophy and Implementation of Collaborative Learning

December 12, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Education research suggests that students acquire and retain knowledge most effectively by engaging in collaborative learning groups with peers. In this workshop, we will discuss the structure and philosophy behind a number of formal evidence-based, collaborative group structures such as POGIL (Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning), TBL (Team-Based Learning), and PBL (Problem-Based Learning). Participants will also learn […]

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Structuring and Teaching Introductory STEM Courses

December 12, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Often times, junior STEM faculty are assigned to teach an existing large introductory level course. Have you ever wondered how to approach such a course? This workshop will expose you to key principles for structuring and teaching an introductory STEM course that is taken by diverse students from different majors. You will also have an […]

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Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL): Philosophy and Implementation

August 14, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) is a widely used active-learning strategy in which small groups of students work together on structured activities, under the guidance of a trained undergraduate who has performed well in the course. This advanced-level workshop will explore the philosophy behind PLTL, as well as the practical aspects of running a PLTL program. […]

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