Event Types: STEM Pedagogies Workshop

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. Facilitator: Dr. Denise Leonard, Associate Director for Graduate […]

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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. Facilitator: Dr. Denise Leonard, Associate Director for Graduate Student […]

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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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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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