Event Types: STEM Pedagogies Workshop

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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Developing a Scholarly Approach to Teaching

August 14, 2017 | Beth Fisher

In this foundational STEM series workshop, we will discuss classroom assessment techniques, which are designed to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning. The workshop will specifically address formative assessment, where feedback from students is collected at the […]

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Teaching Students How To Read and Critically Evaluate Scientific Literature

August 14, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Registration for this workshop is now closed, as the workshop is full. If you are interested in this workshop but have not registered, please contact Julia Johnson. In this advanced-level STEM series workshop, we will discuss effective strategies for teaching students how to critically read and evaluate scientific articles. Strategies we will discuss include using […]

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Structuring Opportunities for Active Learning During Lectures

August 10, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Participants will learn strategies for transforming lectures by integrating opportunities for active learning in this foundational workshop for the WU-CIRTL program. Presenters: Julia Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Academic Services and  Denise Leonard, Ph.D., Associate Director for Graduate-Student and Postdoc Programs, The Teaching Center This workshop is open to Washington University graduate students beyond their […]

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Mentoring Undergraduate Research Danforth Campus

May 23, 2017 | 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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Mentoring Undergraduate Research Medical Campus

May 22, 2017 | 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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Philosophy and Design of Inquiry-Based Learning in STEM

December 22, 2016 | Beth Fisher

Participants in this advanced-level workshop will discuss how to design and implement inquiry-based laboratory activities to facilitate students’ engagement in the scientific discovery process. This is an elective workshop for the WU-CIRTL program. Presenter: Denise Leonard, Ph.D., Assistant Director This workshop is open to Washington University graduate students beyond their first year and postdoctoral appointees in STEM, […]

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Writing Assignments in STEM

December 22, 2016 | Beth Fisher

Incorporating student writing into a course can be an effective way to engage students in science concepts and to enhance students’ critical-thinking skills. In this advanced-level workshop, participants will discuss best practices for incorporating formal and informal writing into a STEM course. Topics will include key components of an effective, transparent writing assignment, as well […]

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Applying Cognitive Science to Improve Student Learning in STEM: Interleaving and Maximizing Working Memory Capacity

December 22, 2016 | Beth Fisher

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 principles for integrating visual information to maximize working memory for improving student learning. This is a foundational workshop for the WU-CIRTL program. Presenter: Gina […]

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Inclusive Teaching Practices in STEM: Fostering a Growth Mindset

December 22, 2016 | Beth Fisher

This workshop has been rescheduled for Tuesday February 14. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn how to develop and incorporate instructional strategies that can create inclusive learning environments and improve learning for all students in STEM classrooms. This is a foundational workshop for the WU-CIRTL program. Presenter: Denise Leonard, Ph.D., Assistant Director This workshop […]

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