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February 2019

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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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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March 2019

CEILS Journal Club – Dhiraj Nallapothula, Selina Han, and Carlos Herrera

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Selina Han Undergraduate Research Assistant Life Science Core Education Department University of California, Los Angeles Carlos Herrera Undergraduate Life Science Core Education Department University of California, Los Angeles Dhiraj Nallapothula Undergraduate Life Science Core Education Department University of California, Los Angeles Selina, Carlos and Dhiraj are UCLA undergraduate students under the mentorship of Jeff Maloy, LS Core Academic. They will be presenting their talk, “Enhancing Motivational Predictors of Student Success in the Life Sciences”

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OID TA Training Workshop: Stress & Anxiety Toolkit

March 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Powell 285

Need a break from the pressures of Week 9? Join arts-facilitator Elisabeth Nails (MoveWell) for a workshop to gain a “kit” of simple strategies to ease stress and anxiety. Use these tools for self-care and to incorporate them into your sections as a TA. Learn somatic, mindful and arts-based methodologies, as well as how to stay grounded, better tolerate discomfort, and cultivate focus. Healthy snacks will be provided. Visit OID TA Training Services for more information.

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Teaching at UCLA: A Symposium to Showcase Innovation & Inspire Excellence

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
UCLA Faculty Center

UCLA’s Office of Instructional Development (OID) and Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences (CEILS) are collaborating to host an all-day, campus-wide teaching symposium on March 6, 2019 at the UCLA Faculty Center. Our goal is for this event to highlight and celebrate the breadth of teaching innovations across our campus. We hope to illuminate how, while there are disciplinary differences in learning outcomes and teaching practices, there is much we can share and learn from each other.…

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

March 12 @ 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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CEILS Journal Club – Helen Vuong

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Helen Vuong Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology University of California, Los Angeles Title: TBA

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July 2019

UCLA Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching

July 15 @ 8:00 am - July 18 @ 5:00 pm

The Summer Institute (SI) is part of a national effort to improve college education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and to enhance the academic success of all students by helping current and future faculty develop and adopt inclusive and effective teaching practices. The SI is a nationally recognized, prestigious teaching development program that has trained more than 1,000 faculty in evidence-based instruction over the last decade, including over 100 UCLA science faculty, some of whom will serve as…

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