Event Types: STEM Pedagogies Workshop

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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Structuring Opportunities for Active Learning During Lectures

August 8, 2016 | Beth Fisher

Participants will learn strategies for transforming lectures by integrating opportunities for active learning. This is a foundational 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, and is part of the STEM Pedagogies series. Registration […]

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Structuring and Teaching an Introductory STEM Course

August 8, 2016 | Beth Fisher

Participants will learn key strategies for planning an introductory STEM course that will be applicable to students who are preparing for diverse fields and majors. This is a foundational workshop for the WU-CIRTL program. Presenter: Jacinta Mutambuki, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate This workshop is open to Washington University graduate students beyond their first year and postdoctoral appointees […]

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Designing Inclusive STEM Materials

August 8, 2016 | Beth Fisher

Workshop participants will consider how diversity, culture, and inclusion can be integrated in all aspects of the STEM course planning process such as syllabus design, assignments, learning activities, and assessments. This is an elective workshop for the WU-CIRTL program. Presenter: Jacinta Mutambuki, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate This workshop is open to Washington University graduate students beyond […]

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Mentoring Undergraduate Research

August 8, 2016 | Beth Fisher

In this workshop, we will discuss the development of effective strategies for mentoring undergraduate research as a future faculty member. 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, and is […]

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Applying Cognitive Science to Improve Teaching

December 10, 2015 | Beth Fisher

This workshop will introduce participants to cognitive-science research on learning and memory that is relevant to teaching at the university level. Participants will learn how to design and implement classroom activities that incorporate retrieval practice, which may improve learning and help students monitor their own learning. This is a foundational workshop for the WU-CIRTL program. […]

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