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October 2020

Black in Physics Week

October 25 - October 31
Online via Zoom

#BlackInPhysics is a week dedicated not only to celebrating Black physicists and our contributions to the scientific community, but also to reveal a more complete picture of what a physicist looks like.

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November 2020

CEILS Remote Teaching Discussion Group

November 4 @ 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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Scientific Teaching Short Course for Fall

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom
$100

The National Institute on Scientific Teaching and Macmillan Learning have partnered together to offer a third and final iteration of this 6-week professional development program to train educators seeking support in creating more effective remote learning opportunities.

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Scientific Teaching in Practice – Mind the Gap: Active Learning Improves Equity in STEM Classrooms

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Although active learning techniques have been shown to improve student performance on average, Dr. Elli Theobold will address the question of whether active learning can also be a partial solution to achieving equitable student outcomes. In this webinar, she will share recent work demonstrating that opportunity gaps—differential performance between PEERs (Persons Excluded due to Ethnicity or Race) and over-represented students—were reduced by 75% in college STEM courses when instructors incorporated active learning strategies, but only when active learning was implemented in a majority of class time.

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SI Happy Hour – Chart Your Course with MURAL: a Collaborative Teaching Tool (with Aimee Bernard)

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom

MURAL is a digital workspace perfect for remote, visual collaboration. After a short presentation on how Aimee and Scott use MURAL in their 'scientific thinking' course, participants will be given the chance to create a collaborative concept map of their own using the provided prompt.

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CEILS Remote Teaching Discussion Group

November 11 @ 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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Scientific Teaching Short Course for Fall

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom
$100

The National Institute on Scientific Teaching and Macmillan Learning have partnered together to offer a third and final iteration of this 6-week professional development program to train educators seeking support in creating more effective remote learning opportunities.

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Imagining the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education Symposium

November 12 @ 8:00 am - November 13 @ 1:30 pm

A public symposium will be held virtually on November 12, 13, and 19. With sponsorship from the National Science Foundation, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is exploring ambitions for the future of undergraduate STEM education and identifying steps for achieving them.

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SI Happy Hour – Supports and Barriers to Implementing Lasting Change Towards Inclusive Classrooms (with Megan Bathgate)

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Meghan Bathgate returns for this happy hour to share her remarkable research on how much the acquisition of supports weigh in, when attempting to implement lasting change in individual and institutional teaching practices. Her findings show how to develop an inclusive environment and eventual cultural change.

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Imagining the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education Symposium

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

A public symposium will be held virtually on November 12, 13, and 19. With sponsorship from the National Science Foundation, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is exploring ambitions for the future of undergraduate STEM education and identifying steps for achieving them.

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