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January 2018

[Webinar] ASCN – Faculty Adoption of STEM Education Reforms: From Constraint to Possibility

January 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

With decades of growing evidence on effective teaching practices in STEM disciplines, much of it field-specific thanks to the Discipline Based Education Research (DBER) communities, information about what to do to improve STEM education is readily available. Yet, national adoption of evidence-based teaching practices in STEM fields lags behind, with abundant examples of short-lived individual efforts and institutional reforms that don't "stick." Something else is going on.

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SABER West 2018

January 13 - January 14
University of California, Irvine

The second annual SABER West conference will be held on January 13 and 14, 2018 at the campus of University of California, Irvine.

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[Webinar] The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive – Learning Spaces

January 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive series is an original online collaboration between Cornell University and the University at Buffalo featuring the perspectives of national thought leaders and institutional representatives about expanding the participation of women in undergraduate STEM education at different scales as informed through the lens of higher education trends, institutional practices, learning spaces and introductory undergraduate courses in STEM. January's Topic: Learning Spaces

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Science and Engineering for Social Good

January 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Georgia Institute of Technology, North Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30332 United States
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Many of the pressing global issues and problems of our time, including health, energy and the environment, infrastructure, security, and economic development have significant scientific and technological dimensions. In order to meet the challenges, interdisciplinary approaches—bringing together STEM, the arts/humanities, global knowledge, and a diversity of people and ideas—must be at the core of education and work in this 21st century.

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December 2017

2017 California STEM Symposium

December 10, 2017 - December 11, 2017
Moscone West, 800 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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The 2017 California STEAM Symposium (formerly the STEM Symposium) convenes nearly 3,000 educators from across California for ongoing rigorous, collaborative, and inspiring professional learning and resources to support high-quality science, technology, engineering, art, and math instruction for all students.

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CEILS Journal Club – Alan Garfinkel, Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

December 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Dr. Alan Garfinkel, Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, will discuss the overlap between LS30 (Mathematics for Life Sciences) and the LS7 Series.

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CEILS Journal Club – Peter Nonacs, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

December 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Dr. Peter Nonacs will present findings and facilitate a discussion on the following paper: Chapin, KJ, P. Nonacs and LD Hayes (2017) Evaluating an Open-Exam Approach to Engaging Students in Evolutionary Paradoxes: Cheating to Learn. The American Biology Teacher, 79(2):144-148. You can access the article via the following link: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1525/abt.2017.79.2.144

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November 2017

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

November 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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