Event Types: STEM Pedagogies Workshop

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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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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