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October 2019

ASCN: Collaborative Dynamics in Collective STEM Reform Initiatives

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

View the event website for more information Reform efforts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education increasingly rely on collaboration from diverse stakeholders to achieve collective change goals. The basic premise is that initiatives can achieve more collectively than through individual siloed reform efforts. In this webinar, the author will present the Dimensions of Collaborative Dynamics Framework, which identifies the key elements, related to motivation, group norms and processes, support resources, and leadership, that collaborative STEM reform initiatives need…

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CEILS Journal Club – Siobhan Braybrook

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Siobhan Braybrook Assistant Professor Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology University of California, Los Angeles Title: TBD: Diversity/Inclusion- based topic

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Online with LSE: Exploring How Students Reason about Complex Processes

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

View the event website for more information. This session of Online with LSE hosts Emily Scott, a Research Scientist in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington, to explore how students reason about complex processes encountered in everyday life (e.g., Why does a blister form when a person touches a hot pan?). She will discuss her work developing a framework to characterize how students explain complex processes and its implications for instructors. Please click here to RSVP for this webinar.

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Staying Current: What Science & Skills do Educators Need to Know and Teach in Biotechnology?

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you looking for innovative ideas for the classroom? Did you miss ASM’s Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) in 2018? This six-part webinar series, join for one-hour presentations to learn: Innovative practices for the classroom and lab. How to integrate unique case studies into curriculum. Share effective implementation efforts of ASM curriculum guidelines. Content for each webinar does not build on previous webinars. Individuals can purchase the entire series for a discounted price or purchase individual webinars that align with…

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September 2019

Annual Conference on Case Study Teaching in Science

September 27 - September 28
Buffalo Marriott Niagara, Buffalo, NY

View the event website for more information. Registration is now open for Fall Case Study Teaching in Science Conference. This conference offers sessions for both the beginner and advanced case study teacher and is formatted for college and high school teachers. In addition to our distinguished group of session teachers, we have brought in a noted scholar to address the general conference, Joseph Kim, Associate Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to present on "Motivating Durable Learning: Focused…

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Scaling Active Learning Strategies to Large Classrooms: A webinar with Deb Pires

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Now that you are freshly armed with active learning techniques to transform your class into an inclusive, engaging and amplified learning environment, you remember experimenting with a technique or 2 in front of your peers with the teaching tidbit. But could you apply what you've learned to a classroom of 100? 400? 800? Deb Pires, a long-time Summer Institutes fellow and 2019 leader at Adelphi, Sam Houston State University and Shanghai Tech, regularly uses active learning to bolster engagement in…

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Green Cards for Scientific Researchers: How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Case!

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

View the event website for more information. Learn everything you need to know about U.S. immigration law to understand how to maintain your status and maximize your chances winning a green card. Brian Getson is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School with 20 years of experience. He is a leading U.S. immigration lawyer who represents scientific researchers in applying for green cards and is the principal of a boutique immigration law firm based in Philadelphia. Mr. Getson…

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46th Annual Teaching Assistant Conference

September 23 @ 8:30 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm

Each year, UCLA's Center for the Advancement of Teaching, TA Training Program organizes a 2-day conference to provide teacher training and resource information to both new and continuing TAs. All are welcome, whether or not you have a teaching assignment in 2019–20. Come to: Learn strategies for classroom management, the first day of class, and lesson planning Ask experienced TAs and professors your questions about teaching students in crisis Discuss how to lay the foundations for successful student writing Learn…

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Online with LSE: Using Fidelity of Implementation to Improve Research on the Effectiveness of High-Impact Instructional Practices

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

View the event website for more information. This session of Online with LSE hosts Erika Offerdahl, Associate Professor at Washington State University, for a discussion of how she used a fidelity of implementation (FOI) framework to identify the critical components of formative assessment. This work highlights the importance of clearly defining the salient features of high-impact instructional practices for designing research to empirically determine how and under what conditions student learning is most effectively supported. Please click here to RSVP…

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2019 Faculty Workshop on Best Practices in Teaching

September 19
Hershey Hall 158, 801 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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View the draft agenda here. This agenda is subject to change. This annual, all-day faculty workshop addresses 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.  The format and emphasis of this day-long event has been modified from previous years, so even if you have participated in this workshop before, you might consider…

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