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November 2020

SABER West 2021 – Registration Open

November 6 - December 21

SABER West 2021, to be held on January 8th, 15th, and 22nd, is now open for registration. Meeting registration for general sessions is free and will close on December 21st. Registration for workshops will cost $20 (reimbursable for attendees from two-year institutions following attendance at all three workshop sessions) and will be limited.

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CAT Learn at Lunch: Teaching Effectively with Zoom

November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Join us to discuss recent Zoom updates and general strategies that can help instructors make the most of Zoom’s features.

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CEILS Remote Teaching Discussion Group

November 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Online via Zoom

CEILS Remote Teaching Discussion Group When: Wednesdays, 12:00 - 12:50 pm PST, starting November 4th RSVP:  here Where: Join us on Zoom What it is about: In response to the feedback we have received from many of you that you would appreciate discussing and exchanging ideas about remote teaching challenges and inclusive ways of addressing these challenges for Fall 2020, we'll be replacing our normal education research Journal Club with a Remote Teaching Discussion Club. This will be a space to share challenges, and hear…

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December 2020

An exploratory investigation of the experiences of Black immigrant women in undergraduate STEM | A call to action: Striving for racial justice in academic biology

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The research presented in this seminar investigates the politicized, racialized, and gendered dimensions of the presumably “objective” disciplines of STEM. This work uses critical discourse analysis and case studies to better understand how Black immigrant women use their cultural epistemologies to attain undergraduate degrees in engineering. "A call to action: Striving for racial justice in academic biology" is an initiative sponsored by the Society for the Advancement in Biology Education Research (SABER) focused on promoting awareness, understanding and commitment to change academic biology environments to be more inclusive and strive for racial justice in STEM education.

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Fostering Student Engagement Remotely | CAT

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online via Zoom

Join the Center for the Advancement of Teaching for a hands-on workshop exploring strategies for using technology to foster active learning and student engagement in remote courses.

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CEILS Discussion Group

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

CEILS Remote Teaching Discussion Group When: Wednesdays, 12:00 - 12:50 pm PST, starting November 4th  RSVP:  here Where: Join us on Zoom What it is about: In response to the feedback we have received from many of you that you would appreciate discussing and exchanging ideas about remote teaching challenges and inclusive ways of addressing these challenges for Fall 2020, we'll be replacing our normal education research Journal Club with a Remote Teaching Discussion Club. This will be a space to share challenges, and hear…

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Broader Impacts 101 Webinar

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This activity-based workshop will cover the history of the Broader Impacts (BI) criterion, provide strategies for conceptualizing, developing, implementing and evaluating BI activities, and share tips on leveraging existing resources and establishing robust partnerships to build your “BI identity.”

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Equitable Syllabus Design | Remote Teaching with a Growth Mindset: CEILS Winter Prep Workshops

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Using an equitable approach to teaching benefits all students. In this series, you will work with colleagues, guided by CEILS experts, to discuss and redesign your syllabus, assessments, and approaches for effective student engagement. The focus will be on fostering an inclusive and equitable remote learning experience to mitigate the likely worsening equity gaps in higher education.

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SI Happy Hour – The PALM Network: All Hands On Deck! (with Zachary Via & Greg Crowther)

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom

In this session, we will discuss the PALM (Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring) Network (PI: Susan Wick, University of Minnesota), in which current and future faculty make their teaching more student-centered with the aid of individual mentors and community-wide discussions.

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New Physics Teachers Workshop

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom

For Physics Teachers and Professors who are teaching online, Southern California American Association of Physics Teachers (SCAAPT) has organized a workshop to provide help, ideas, and tips.

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