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December 2018

Disabilities and Inclusive Design Training: Web

December 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
5628 Math Sciences, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Navigating websites can be difficult and sometimes impossible for people with disabilities. Learn accessible design and content management tools to make it easier for people with disabilities to engage with your web content. During the hour-long active learning session, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience building accessible web pages. Visit Disabilities and Inclusive Design Training for more information.

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January 2019

Disabilities and Inclusive Design Training: Basics

January 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom

People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many documents and websites created are completely inaccessible or just frustrating for screenreader users. Learn accessible design and content management tools to make it easier for people with disabilities to engage with your website content and documents. During the hour long active learning session, you will learn the impact of accessible websites and documents, simple methods how to…

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2019 Best Practices in Curriculum Design, Teaching and Assessment Online Course

January 9, 2019 - April 30, 2019
Online

View the event website for more information. Are you interested in enhancing your students’ education? Look no further than ASM's Best Practices in Curriculum Design, Teaching and Assessment Online Course. Beginning January 9, 2019, this course provides participants tools to teach with confidence at non-doctoral institutions and insights to prepare a strong application for academic positions.This series of six, two-hour webinars includes: Fundamentals of inclusive teaching Resources for enhancing classroom practices Tips and tools when applying for academic positions Make this part…

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OID TA Training Workshop: How Students Learn

January 11, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Powell 285

This workshop gives an overview of how students learn and teaching techniques that will help your students achieve their goals. Examine why material you’ve learned has stuck with you and the best ways to help your students hold onto the content you teach. We will discuss the merits of student-centered instruction and when to use it in your classrooms. Our focus will be on practical application. Visit OID TA Training Services for more information.

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Disabilities and Inclusive Design Training: Instructional Content

January 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
5628 Math Sciences, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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16% of UCLA undergraduate students have a disability. Help empower this growing population through accessible curriculum design and web content. In this hour long active learning session, you will learn the challenges for people with disabilities, understand the impact of assistive technology and screenreading software to “read text out loud”, and receive hands-on experience building an accessible document. We will also discuss some of the principals of Universal Design for Learning and how they might be applied in your course and…

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BTtoP Workshop: Active Learning for Inclusive Classrooms

January 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boelter Library Learning Commons, 8270 Boelter Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Description of Workshop: This workshop provides an overview of current research and best practices on the implementation of active learning pedagogy in the classroom. Several examples and practice activities will help participants quickly identify techniques they can incorporate quickly and easily into their own courses for improved learning outcomes. Who should attend this workshop? Faculty, instructors, and Teaching Assistant Consultants (TACs) can benefit from this workshop. To RSVP for this workshop, please click here. Contacts: Shanna Shaked, Senior Associate Director of CEILS: shaked@ceils.ucla.edu

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OID TA Training Workshop: Creating Inclusive Classrooms

January 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Powell 285

This workshop will cover relevant research from psychology and education that addresses strategies to proactively set norms supportive of an inclusive classroom, and to respond to moments of friction in class. The focus of this training is intentionally broad: it will touch on inclusive pedagogical practices with respect to race/ethnicity, language, gender, religion, ideology, ability, nationality, etc. Instructors will be explicitly encouraged to reflect on how these inclusive practices can be applied inside and outside of their classes. Visit OID TA…

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OID TA Training Workshop: Active Learning Strategies for STEM Discussion Sections

January 16, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Powell 285

Discussion sections are often the most rewarding part of a class. Yet, as moderators of these discussions, TAs are often terrified that they will be staring at blank faces for an hour. Participants will take home strategies for eliciting participation from reluctant students, developing procedures for stimulating thoughtful discussion, and keeping discussions going beyond the classroom. Visit OID TA Training Services for more information.

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SABER West – Registration Open, Poster Abstract Submission Open

January 19, 2019 - January 20, 2019
UC Irvine, California

For more information on SABER, please visit the SABER website. The third annual SABER West conference will be held on January 19 and 20, 2019 at the campus of the University of California, Irvine. SABER is the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research and was founded in 2010. CEILS will be organizing a UCLA group to attend this conference together. We hope you will consider submitting a poster abstract for this year's conference. Please register and contact media@ceils.ucla.edu if you…

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OID TA Training Workshop: Nuts & Bolts of Lesson Planning

January 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Powell 285

Good lesson plans mean more effective instruction that maximizes student learning. This workshop is designed to be useful to TAs in many fields. Participants will learn how to craft an effective lesson plan based on student-centered, specific, and measurable learning goals, and to revise lesson plans after teaching them so they can be used effectively in the future. This workshop will also help TAs understand how much they can cover in a section, and how to tailor lessons to students…

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