Upcoming Events

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10/6/22 11:30 am - 10/6/22 1:00 pm Begin with a Problem: Using Inductive Learning to Engage STEM Students

Session Format: Hybrid (Synchronous In Person or Remote simultaneously)

Intended Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs, UG Instructional Assistants

Session Abstract: In traditional approaches, instructors present general, theoretical concepts first, solve example problems next, and leave applications for students to solve during homework. Inductive learning turns that sequence around. Starting with a problem or question serves to engage students, and motivate learning the concepts and techniques. In this session, you will examine examples of inductive learning strategies. You will then have an opportunity to consider how to apply them in your own classroom.

10/7/22 1:00 pm - 10/7/22 3:00 pm Effective Group Work (Graduate students & Postdocs)

Session Format: Remote synchronous (Zoom)

Intended Audience: Graduate Students, Postdocs

Session Abstract: What makes group work effective? This interactive session will provide an overview of approaches to collaborative group work and consider design and assessment strategies that can help ensure that all students are engaged, included, and successful in groups.

10/13/22 10:00 am - 10/13/22 12:00 pm Introduction to Equity-focused Teaching

Session Format: Remote Synchronous (Zoom)

Intended Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Session Abstract: How can instructors deliberately cultivate learning environments (F2F and remote) where all students are valued, respected, and supported in their learning? This interactive synchronous session will introduce participants to CRLT’s research-based framework for equity-focused teaching, provide structured opportunities for instructors to reflect on their goals and practices related to equity, consider how to apply key research-based teaching principles to their teaching, and exchange ideas with colleagues to support the deliberate cultivation of equitable learning environments. This session will be especially helpful for instructors who are relatively new to thinking about equity in the teaching and learning space.

10/28/22 10:00 am - 10/28/22 11:30 am Understanding How Stereotype Threat, Impostor Syndrome, and Growth Mindset Affect Student Learning

Session Format: In Person

Intended Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs, UG Instructional Assistants, Admin/Staff

Session Abstract: Research shows that when students worry about fulfilling a negative stereotype related to certain social identities, it can hurt their learning (a phenomenon known as stereotype threat). Research also shows that an instructor’s beliefs about their own and their students’ intelligence and ability impact the classroom environment. In this interactive session, participants will reflect on instructor and student social identities and learn about strategies for mitigating stereotype threat, impostor syndrome, and encouraging a growth mindset for students in their classes.

11/4/22 10:30 am - 11/4/22 12:30 pm Facilitating Discussions of Research Literature in STEM

Session Format: Remote Synchronous (Zoom)

Intended Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Session Abstract: This workshop provides an opportunity for instructors in STEM courses to discuss evidence-based practices that can promote more effective discussions of research literature. Through a series of group-based activities, instructors will consider methods for helping students effectively engage with readings ahead of class and facilitate productive discussions that include all students. This workshop will be most helpful to instructors who plan to mostly discuss research literature in class and less useful to those running textbook-based or problem-based courses.