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April 2017

CEILS Journal Club – Erin Sanders, CEILS Director

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building,

Erin Sanders, CEILS Director, will present a study entitled, “Norm-referenced grading practices widen the achievement gap for college students underrepresented in STEM.”

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Reacting to the Past Workshop

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall,

Please join us for a workshop to learn more about Reacting to the Past (RTTP) and how it has transformed the classroom experience!

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Bringing Theory to Practice: COPUS Workshop

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hershey Hall 164,

Provides overview of COPUS (Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM) protocol, discussion of codes used to categorize classroom activities, practice using the protocol and interpreting COPUS data. Introduces participants to GORP tool for electronically capturing classroom observation data.

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WSCUC’s Community of Practice for Advancing Learning Outcomes Visibility

April 18 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Diego, CA,

WSCUC is offering institutions an opportunity to participate in a free online Community of Practice to lend support, guidance, and consulting around projects related to assessing student learning and demonstrating visibility of that learning.

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CIRTL Reads Journal Club – Developing Learning Communities for STEM Students

April 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

To close out the 2016-2017 CIRTL Reads sessions, we will examine the development of learning communities using an article co-written by institutional leaders at Northwestern University, Robert Linsenmeier and Nancy Ruggeri.

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Teaching Science in Today’s Political Climate: Brown Bag Lunch & Discussion

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hershey Hall 158,

This event continues the conversation from the CEILS "Forum on Inclusive Teaching in Light of Recent Election" held in December. Facilitators will present strategies they have been using in their classrooms to address issues of concern within the scientific community to students, followed by open discussion. A main goal of this discussion is to share ideas and teaching resources that can be adapted as needed and implemented across courses.

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What do we know about the teaching and learning of physics? by Randy Knight

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UCLA Physics and Astronomy Building 4-330, 475 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Forty years of physics education research – from community colleges to Harvard and around the world – have established a solid understanding of how students learn introductory physics and how students respond to different types of teaching methods and materials. This talk will distill four decades of research into 10 key bullet points and will look at the implications for instruction.   Randy Knight Professor Emeritus of Physics at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)  

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BTtoP Workshop – Click Your Way to Inclusive Classrooms! (iClicker Workshop)

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building,

Come and learn how to set-up the interactive polling system using i<Clicker. This session will include getting the instructor kit installed onto your computer, getting students set-up correctly the first week, best practices for question design and polling use, and general troubleshooting and Q&A.

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March 2017

2017 Southern California PKAL Regional Network Annual Meeting

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093 United States
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University of California San Diego, in partnership with MiraCosta College and University of California Irvine, is proud to host the 2017 Southern California PKAL Regional Network Annual meeting.

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2017 Diversity, Learning and Student Success

March 16 - March 18
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, 225 E Coastline Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States
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AAC&U’s 2017 Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Voices Leading Change conference will engage participants in exploring how the individual and collective voices of students, faculty, staff, and community partners can be catalysts for transformative campus and social change. Affirming that people will be the drivers of the institutional and structural transformation needed to support the success of today’s post-secondary students and prepare these students for unscripted challenges, the conference will invite attendees to explore strategies for leading inclusive campus dialogues…

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