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September 2017

Training on Using the Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate Science (COPUS)

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

This workshop 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. Presenter: Erin Sanders, Director for the Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences Click here to RSVP.

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Increasing Student Engagement with Interactive Polling (iClickers)

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hershey Hall 168

Have you considered using clickers in your course but you are not sure where to start? Come to this workshop to explore iClicker - a great tool for engaging and getting feedback from ALL of your students (even those large enrollment classes!). You can see how the tool works, install and practice on your own computer, and learn some tips for designing engaging clicker questions. Presenters: Kristin Strong, Senior Technology Specialist at i>clicker Deb Pires, CEILS Instructional Consultant and Academic…

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Introduction to CCLE: Tools and Strategies for Course Design

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hershey Hall 168

Learn about UCLA's learning management system, CCLE, and how to utilize the different tools and features for your course.  Jonathan Rodgers, Computing Services Manager for the UCLA Life Sciences, will provide an overview of CCLE followed by time for questions and support for customizing your course. Click here to RSVP for this event. 

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How to write learning objectives to motivate students and optimize instruction

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Hall 168

Why should students be interested in your course? When it is over, what important concepts and skills will students have developed? The process of developing thoughtful learning objectives will lay a foundation for a course that has strong alignment between what you want students to learn and what they are actually learning. Well written learning objectives can motivate students as well as optimize instruction. Bring some draft learning objectives for your course or use this as an opportunity to start…

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Introduction to CCLE: Tools and Strategies for Course Design

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hershey Hall 168

Learn about UCLA's learning management system, CCLE, and how to utilize the different tools and features for your course.  Jonathan Rodgers, Computing Services Manager for the UCLA Life Sciences, will provide an overview of CCLE followed by time for questions and support for customizing your course. Click here to RSVP for this event. 

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The Art of the Well-Developed Question (for clickers or assessment)

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Hall 168

What are the components of a well-developed question? In this workshop you will learn strategies for creating questions to drive critical thinking, discussion, and to better assess deep learning in your courses. Bring some of your clicker questions or assessment questions for feedback or use this as an opportunity to begin development of new materials. Presenters: Deb Pires, CEILS Instructional Consultant and Academic Administrator, Department of Life Sciences Core Shanna Shaked, CEILS Senior Associate Director for Physical Science Initiatives Click…

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Increasing Student Engagement with Interactive Polling (iClickers)

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hershey Hall 168

Have you considered using clickers in your course but you are not sure where to start? Come to this workshop to explore iClicker - a great tool for engaging and getting feedback from ALL of your students (even those large enrollment classes!). You can see how the tool works, install and practice on your own computer, and learn some tips for designing engaging clicker questions. Presenters: Kristin Strong, Senior Technology Specialist at i>clicker Deb Pires, CEILS Instructional Consultant and Academic…

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2017 Faculty Workshop on Best Practices in Teaching

September 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Hershey Hall 158

The workshop will address select topics in science and math education appropriate for instructors who either are relatively new to college teaching or who have instructional responsibilities in the large enrollment gateway courses for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors.

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August 2017

2017 SENCER Summer Institute

August 3 - August 6
Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11794 United States
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$750 - $800

The 2017 SENCER Summer Institute (SSI) will be hosted by Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York on August 3-6, 2017.

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July 2017

24th Annual ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators

July 27 - July 30
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Pl
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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Now in its twenty-fourth year, ASMCUE® gathers over 350 microbiology and biology educators for an interactive four-day conference. ASMCUE runs from Thursday afternoon and ends at noon on Sunday. Educators come from colleges, universities, and international institutions to learn and share the latest information in the biological sciences and education research. EARLY-BRID REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2017

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