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November 2017

CANCELLED | CEILS Journal Club – Mahtash Esfandiari, Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Statistics

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building + Google Map

Mahtash Esfandiari, Senior Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Statistics, will share the results of a study she conducted on using in-person versus virtual office hours when teaching statistics in a presentation titled, "Designing a Cyber-Based Article Bank to Enhance Statistics Education."

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Webinar: Integrating Civic Learning into the STEM Classroom (Part 2 of 2)

November 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This session will introduce national work on civic learning and democratic engagement, with a particular emphasis on applications for the STEM classroom. During our time together, participants will identify and discuss relevant conceptual frameworks, draft a civic learning goal and sketch out the design of an assignment that integrates a civic learning and STEM learning goal.

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Technologies Enhancing Student Learning Summit

November 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Young Research Library Conference Room, 280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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UCLA faculty are rethinking courses based on the ways students learn best and environments that foster that learning. Divisional initiatives are exploring those issues; departments are looking at their curricula; faculty are working with campus support groups to modify their own classes. The Online Teaching and Learning Initiative invites you to participate in a conversation on technology and student learning. UCLA and UC faculty will present many innovative ways to use digital tools to improve student learning and the successes and challenges associated with them. Campus partners in supporting innovative teaching and learning will be present to answer questions about their initiatives and collect faculty input.

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2017 International Learning Assistant Conference

November 4 - November 6
University of Colorado, Boulder Boulder, CO 80309 United States + Google Map

The University of Colorado Boulder is hosting the 2017 International LA Conference, November 4-6, 2017. The Learning Assistant program is a highly supported peer teaching experience that has been shown to improve students’ learning and attitudes toward science in undergraduate courses and recruit talented science and math students into teaching careers. LA Programs can be mechanisms for enacting institutional change, and this theme will be highlighted through the conference activities.

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Webinar: Scientific Teaching in Practice – Publishing Your Teachable Tidbit on CourseSource

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Have you ever thought about publishing a teaching resource you developed? If you are a Summer Institute alum, have you ever considered submitting your “teachable tidbit” for peer-review to be disseminated widely? Now is your chance! Please join us for a webinar with Jess Blum, managing editor of CourseSource, an open-access journal of peer-reviewed, evidence-based teaching resources for undergraduate biology education. Jess will provide participants with an introduction to CourseSource as well as an overview of the submission and publication process. Ample time for questions and answers will be provided.

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Webinar: Integrating Civic Learning into the STEM Classroom (Part 1)

November 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This session will introduce national work on civic learning and democratic engagement, with a particular emphasis on applications for the STEM classroom. During our time together, participants will identify and discuss relevant conceptual frameworks, draft a civic learning goal and sketch out the design of an assignment that integrates a civic learning and STEM learning goal.

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2017 AAC&U Transforming Undergraduate STEM Higher Education: Discovery, Innovation, and the Value of Evidence

November 2 - November 4
Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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AAC&U’s Transforming STEM Higher Education conference will address the importance of STEM proficiency for STEM majors and non-majors alike, as well as the importance of empowering the faculty on whom we rely to increase the number of competitively trained and liberally educated graduates. We invite scholars from across the nation to come together to understand, appreciate, and articulate—in new ways—the complexities of undergraduate STEM teaching and the most appropriate and culturally relevant mechanisms for improving it.

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Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

November 1 - November 4
Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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When you attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), you join one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, explore graduate schools, and network. Research faculty and program directors play an essential role in mentoring students and strategies for facilitating student success.

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October 2017

NSEC Webinar: Undergraduate Research Experiences and STEM Education Centers

October 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join the Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC) on Monday, October 30th at 1:30-2:30 pm EDT, for the first of a series of webinars on undergraduate research experiences. To open the series, we will be featuring the National Academies report, Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities (2017).

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CEILS Journal Club – Joshua Samani, CEILS Instructional Consultant and Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building + Google Map

Dr. Joshua Samani will present findings and facilitate a discussion on the following paper: Schwartz DL and Bransford JD (1998) A Time For Telling. Cognition and Instruction 16(4) 475-522. You can access the article via the following link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s1532690xci1604_4

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