For Thursday we will read Chapter 6 – Preparing Students for Assessment from
Dirks, C., Wenderoth, M.P., & Withers, M. (2014). Assessment in the college science classroom. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company.
For Friday we will read the following journal article about diversity.
Haak, D. C., HilleRisLambers, J., Pitre, E., & Freeman, S. (2011). Increased structure and active learning reduce the achievement gap in introductory biology. Science, 332(6034), 1213-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1204820
– Thursday 9:00am in LISB 317 facilitated by Julie Mueller, TEP and Elly Vandegrift, SLP
– Friday 12:00pm Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art facilitated by Elly Vandegrift, SLP
We look forward to seeing you there!
Elly and Julie
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Graduate Student Research Forum – accepting proposals
The Graduate Student Research Forum is a one-day conference held annually at the University of Oregon to showcase research, scholarship and creative expressions by graduate students in all of the UO’s graduate colleges and schools. This year’s forum will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015.
To participate, submit a 250-word abstract/description of your work by December 19, 2014. Current and former SLP Fellows could consider submitting an abstract about SLP. Contact Elly if you want to explore this idea.
There are three ways you can participate:
– Display a poster or make an individual presentation
– Put together a group panel presentation
– Present a creative work
This year, the Grad Forum will be organized around four themes:
1) Science and the Social Good
2) Academy, Race, and (In)Equality: Bridging Research and Practice
3) Imaginative Design, Art, and Performance
4) Human Rights, Development, and Sustainability
Last year, 150 students from graduate programs representing every school and college participated in the Grad Forum. The Grad Forum is an excellent professional development opportunity to share your work with a broad, interdisciplinary audience and find grad students from outside your field with whom you have academic/research interests in common. Group panel presenters and poster presenters will have the opportunity to compete for prizes of up to $1,000.
Submit your proposal online by selecting how you want to participate and then complete the online form.
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Science Outreach Class Offered Winter Term
Bryan Rebar from STEM CORE is offering a science outreach class next term.
About the class:
Science Outreach is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in improving their ability to communicate their STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) understandings to public audiences, primarily K-12 age students, in a variety of learning settings. The course involves instruction in interactive teaching methods aimed at inviting learners to engage in scientific practices. Current theories about how people learn will also be introduced. Each week students are expected to complete two hours of public outreach with community partner organizations (museums, after school programs, etc.), reflect on their experiences, and discuss ways to improve.
PHYS 408 CRN 27217 and PHYS 508 CRN 27218
T 1600-1650, MNH, 1 credit
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** Do you have job opportunities for positions related to science education that you would like to share? Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. **
It’s that season of the year and there are too many science education position for us to post here, but we want to direct anyone who is interested in science education postdoctoral or faculty positions to the following sources.
Physics Education –
Biology Education –
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