Course Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) are being developed and implemented at university and college campuses across the nation in STEM disciplines. Turning your course/labs into research based can be a daunting task when you don't know where/when to start. STEM faculty from Arizona State Unversity are hosting a free workshop at the end of May to disseminate their findings on their CURE programs.
Attention two year college faculty in their first, second, or third year of appointment. Check out an inspiring professional development opportunity whose major focus is the incorporation of evidence-based active learning strategies in your lecture and lab courses. Click on the title for more details.
This two-day workshop is designed to prepare teacher leaders to begin the work of facilitating workshops on how to transition to NYSSLS which is the New York State version of NGSS. The goal of the workshop is to bring together teacher leaders and provide them with multiple ideas and resources to share with other educators in their home schools/regions.
It is the time of year when POGIL workshops are being planned and registration is open. The facilitation teams are awesome and it is a very worthwhile experience, not just about POGIL, but about teaching, learning, and how we think about our students.
If you have never attended an official Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) training, you may consider doing so this summer. Many educators mention they have used POGIL activities. The POGIL pedagogy is not simply students completing worksheets. It requires training to implement it in order to achieve the desired effects of developing students process skills along with providing the opportunity for students to self discover content through collaborative roles.
Teachers and students will appreciate the generous Science Week options at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando this February. This is an annual event offering professional development, outreach programs and grant money from the proceeds of the Pittcon convention.
AMTA will be hosting a distance learning Chemistry 2 course that will run from January 19th -April 27 (15 weeks), with an open house to prepare with technology on January 12th. It will be led by expert chemistry modeling leaders Larry Dukerich and Brenda Royce. The course develops on an evidence-based approach to the internal structure of the atom, periodicity and covalent bonding, intermolecular forces, equilibrium and acids and bases.
Attending BCCE 2016 in Colorado next week? Consider attending our workshop: W20 - ChemEd X Professional Learning Community scheduled for 8/3/2016 at 1:30 – 4:30 pm in Ross 2261.
On Saturday, September 17th, 2016, STEM and Flower Learning Consultants, Aric Foster and Megan Moran, will be hosting a day of professional development for all educators interested in analyzing their grading and assessment practices. This free event will be held at Armada High School in Armada, Michigan, located a less than an hour north of Detroit.