Event Types: STEM Pedagogies Workshop

Fostering a Growth Mindset

June 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

A growth mindset sees learning as a continuous process of risk-taking, reflection, and refinement. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn how to develop and incorporate instructional strategies that can create inclusive learning environments and foster growth mindset thinking in STEM classrooms. Facilitator: Dr. Denise Leonard, Associate Director, Academic Services, The Teaching Center

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Inclusive Teaching in STEM

June 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

In this advanced-level workshop, participants will learn about key research findings that shed light on the experiences of diverse undergraduates in STEM fields. Issues to be addressed include “stereotype threat,” assumptions, and biases—and how these phenomena can affect student achievement and the retention of students in STEM majors. The workshop will culminate in an opportunity […]

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Introduction to Team-Based Learning

May 21, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a collaborative learning approach where students prepare to engage with course content before class and then spend class time working through application-based problems in teams. In this workshop, participants will learn about the benefits of using the core TBL structure, while experiencing what it is like to be a student in […]

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Teaching Students How to Read and Critically Evaluate Scientific Literature

May 21, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Learning how to critically read and interpret scientific literature is an important skill for students to gain in their education and necessary for their continued success in STEM fields. However, as instructors, we must recognize that this is a new style of writing that students may be unfamiliar reading or evaluating. In this workshop, we […]

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Universal Design for Learning

December 11, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) was first described by the CAST group in the 1990s as “a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all”. Through this workshop participants will learn about the three major tenants of UDL—considering the why, what, and how of learning. […]

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Incorporating Active Learning in Lectures

December 11, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Active learning has been defined as learning that “engages students in the process of learning through activities and/or discussion in class, as opposed to passively listening to an expert. It emphasizes higher-order thinking and often involves group work.” Freeman, S., et al. (2014). Research overwhelmingly supports the shift from passive learning environments to more active […]

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Mentoring Undergraduate Research (Medical Campus)

December 11, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

This workshop is designed to give mentors a framework for crafting effective and productive research mentoring relationships. After attending this workshop, participants will be able to describe the benefits of mentoring for both mentees and mentors, implement characteristics of successful research mentoring, and create a plan for effective undergraduate mentoring. This workshop is an elective STEM Pedagogies workshop. […]

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Applying Cognitive Science to Improve Teaching: Interleaving & Spacing

December 11, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

The manner and order in which content is presented in the classroom significantly impacts student learning.  In this workshop, using results from cognitive science research, participants will discuss the strategy of interleaving and how to design and implement classroom activities that improve and deepen student learning. This workshop is a core STEM Pedagogies workshop. Facilitator: […]

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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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