Webinar: Integrating STEM Outreach, Teacher Recruitment, and Pathways to College February 18, 2014
Integrating STEM Outreach, Teacher Recruitment, & Pathways to College
Date: February 18, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
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Join us for the start of a conversation about the data needs for STEM Education Centers – a continuation of the discussions we had at the recent STEM Education Center Directors conference. We have asked Bryan Rebar and Susan Magliaro to provide a jumping off point for our discussions, but we expect this to be an open and informal conversation with all of the callers.
The speakers will outline some of the data needs and challenges in the following areas:
- Undergraduate pipeline issues related to recruitment, retention, and defining success
- STEM outreach activities are central to many pipeline and partnership programs. The focus of the outreach discussion will be on determining the effectiveness of those outreach activities in terms of goal achievement and sustainability.
See the webinar abstract for more information.
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ILC 313 Fall 2014 Applications Due February 21, 2014
The physical teaching environment is an important factor in engaging students in learning. The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications from faculty who would like to move the location of their fall semester (2014) course to ILC 313, the “Classroom for Research and Innovation”, a classroom space that supports instructors in using a variety of strategies and tools to support student learning.
Faculty scheduled to teach courses with 32 or fewer students may apply to have their Spring class meet in ILC 313. The application is now a Google Form – accessible here.
Important features of ILC 313 include:
- flexible seating (tables and chairs are movable and stackable)
- multimedia presentation options (similar to other ILC classrooms)
- portable white boards (to allow student groups to record and display work for others) which can be hung/displayed on a rail and captured with an installed digital camera (image capture may be used for posting on a website as an image; for printing; or saved as a PDF)
- 23 laptops (to engage students in research/collaboration/analysis during class time)
- Smartboard (a wall-mounted interactive electronic white board)
Faculty who wish to utilize one or more of the valuable features of this classroom to engage students are invited to apply by completing the attached form. Applications will be accepted immediately and must be received by Noon, Friday, February 21, 2014. Applications received after that will be scheduled on a rolling basis as availability in the room allows.
ILC 313 is an active learning space. It was designed to support faculty who wish students to be actively engaged in knowledge making. It is not designed for lectures, and consequently is a frustrating teaching space for those who primarily teach using this pedagogy. This is an important consideration for those who wish to apply to use this space.
Feel free to contact Andy Goodman (email@example.com or 6-3704.)
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