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January 2019

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

January 9 - April 30
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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February 2019

Applying Inclusive Teaching Practices Through Case Studies

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - October 8 @ 3:00 pm

View the event website for more information. Are you looking for innovative ideas for the classroom? Did you miss ASM’s Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) in 2018? This six-part webinar series, join for one-hour presentations to learn: Innovative practices for the classroom and lab. How to integrate unique case studies into curriculum. Share effective implementation efforts of ASM curriculum guidelines. Content for each webinar does not build on previous webinars. Individuals can purchase the entire series for a discounted price…

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Online with LSE: Addressing Diversity and Inclusion in the Life Sciences Curriculum

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Visit website for more information Online with LSE hosts Jeff Schinske, Biology Instructor at Foothill College, for a discussion about his investigation of the impacts of homework assignments that simultaneously address curricular goals and highlight scientist diversity. Register for this webinar here.

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CEILS Journal Club – Melissa Paquette-Smith

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Melissa Paquette-Smith Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) Department of Psychology University of California, Los Angeles Title: The Effectiveness of Teaching Technology in Promoting Equality and Facilitating Student Learning and Engagement”

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STiP Webinar: Teaching and Assessing Qualitative Reasoning in STEM Courses

February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

View the event website for more information. One of the core competencies outlined in the 2011 AAAS “Vision and Change” report is the ability for students to use quantitative reasoning to understand and interpret data. The report further recommends that students are able to understand the relationship between science and society. While not explicitly stated, critical thinking skills are a recurrent theme in the report. However, the report does not explicitly nor implicitly include the need for students to develop qualitative reasoning,…

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BTtoP Workshop: Creating Equitable Learning Environments & Teaching Inclusively (2 hr/day x 2 days) – PART I

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Inquiry Lab 3, Powell Library
Room 330, Third Floor,
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Description of Workshop: This workshop provides an overview of research conducted at UCLA as well as national data on issues related to equity, retention, and persistence in STEM education. Participants will discuss the difference between equity and equality, and learn about how implicit bias and stereotype threat play a role in  inhibiting student success in the classroom. Best practices to create inclusive classrooms and increase equity across all students will also be discussed. Who should attend this workshop? Faculty, instructors, and Teaching Assistant Consultants…

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OID TA Training Workshop: Assessment & Grading: Measuring Student Achievement in the Classroom

February 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Powell 285

How much are your students actually learning in your classroom? In this workshop, we will discuss various assessment techniques to help you evaluate student growth. You will learn to identify appropriate ways to evaluate student knowledge and develop a system for gauging your own effectiveness in the classroom. Additionally, we will identify and generate solutions to potential problems that can arise when grade-norming with other instructors. Visit OID TA Training Services for more information.

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OID TA Training Workshop: Creating Inclusive Classrooms

February 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 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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Teaching with Technology

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online

Technology can help us increase teaching effectiveness and student learning. This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of digital tools to engage students in learning. Examples of digital tools are blogs and wikis, collaborative space, audio-video, social media, and mobile applications. Workshop Schedule: This workshop takes place online on Thursday, February 28 at 1-2:30PM ET / 12-1:30PM CT / 11AM-12:30PM MT / 10AM-11:30AM PT. Registration & Enrollment: Early registration for CIRTL members only is open from Monday, December 10…

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Getting Hired at Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online

Description Learn hiring tips from faculty that serve on the hiring committees at community colleges in Iowa, Texas, and Southern California. How might the interview differ from that of a 4-year teaching or research university? What factors should you consider in preparing your application materials and teaching demonstration? What are some common do's and don't's of seeking a job at a community college? Join us to learn the answer to these questions and more. Event Schedule: This online event takes…

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