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Journal ClubThank you for a great term of journal club!

In Winter 2016 we will read Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel.  This extremely accessible and interesting book reviews techniques for effective long-term learning.  The methods outlined are useful for all students and teachers, so please join us even if you aren’t a scientist!

Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Make it stick: the science of successful learning. Harvard University Press.

For your convenience, we will continue to offer two weekly meetings in 317 LISB (Lewis Integrated Sciences Building):

Thursdays at 9:00 am
Fridays at 1:00 pm (please note the time change)

Happy Holidays,

Elly and Julie

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Flame Challenge

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science is challenging scientists to answer the question “What is Sound” this year. As part of the Flame Challenge, scientists are encouraged to submit entries explaining “What is Sound”, while 11-year-olds from around the world are encouraged to think critically while judging the entries. 10 schools are chosen to join Alan Alda at the World Wide Assembly every year to discuss the entries. Winning entries are chosen by 5th and 6th graders around the world after this event. One scientist from each category (written and visual) wins a $1000 prize, a trip to NYC, and the prestige that comes with winning this prize! Enter as a scientist, or register your class at

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UO Graduate Teaching Initiative 

TEP’s new Graduate Teaching Initiative (GTI) offers UO graduate students structured and rigorous, yet flexible, pathways to develop as college teachers. Those who complete a series of core requirements earn a certificate of completion: GTI students participate in individual- and small-group teaching consultations, draft a teaching portfolio, observe classes taught by faculty and peers, and attend various workshops and conversations on teaching.

For more information or to enroll visit the TEP website.

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ASCB Mentoring in Active Learning and Teaching (MALT) 

Getting the opportunity to develop and implement active learning techniques over a sustained period is essential for those who seek careers focused on teaching. These experiences can be hard to find at many institutions. The MALT program seeks to establish mentor-mentee relationships in which people at all career levels and institutional types can learn from experienced teachers how to develop effective and engaging teaching practices. As this mentor-mentee relationship develops, the MALT program offers funding to enable more formal onsite mentorship opportunities.

Application due January 11 or July 11, 2016.

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In This Issue:

Journal Club

Flame Challenge

UO Graduate Teaching Initiative

ASCB Mentoring in Active Learning and Teaching (MALT)

Upcoming UO and Local Events

Upcoming UO and Local Events:TEP Winter Workshops
TEP will offer a variety of workshops during winter term. More information and registration information on theirwebsite.Back to top 



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