For this week’s journal club we will continue to explore using interactive and social media in college science classrooms. This week we want to simulate an out of class assignment. Your job is to:
- Take a walk around campus (in our out of buildings) and find something with science in it,
- Take a picture of the object, action, place, etc.,
- Post that picture to the google doc accessible here,
- Write about the image, how it relates to science, and why you chose it, and
- Find and share resources for using interactive and social media resources in the classroom.
- (optional) If you are on Twitter or Facebook, post and tag @UOSciLit and #SLTJC or to the Science Literacy Program Facebook page.
– Thursday 9:00am in LISB 317 facilitated by Julie Mueller, TEP and Elly Vandegrift, SLP
– Friday 12:00pm in LISB 317 facilitated by Elly Vandegrift, SLP
We look forward to seeing you there!
Julie and Elly
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Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the National Academies, and the Science Literacy Program invite you to attend a Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching June 22-25, 2015 (UO faculty and post-docs) OR July 13-18, 2015 (National teams) at the University of Oregon. The Summer Institute will expand and sharpen participants’ teaching skills through workshops facilitated by national science education experts. Participants will develop original, innovative classroom materials ready for immediate implementation and will be named 2015-16 National Academies Education Fellows at the end of the institute.
Local Summer Institute June 22-25, 2015, Application due date: April 30, 2015
West Coast Summer Institute July 13-18, 2015, Application due date: May 15, 2015
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BioQUEST Summer Workshop
The annual BioQUEST Summer Workshop is June 13-20, 2015 at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA. It will be held in conjunction with the HHMI Quantitative Biology Conference, and the Science Case Net Annual Conference. There is a three day and seven day option.
Registration: Online registration available here
Registration deadline: April 27, 2015
This workshop provides an opportunity to learn more about teaching quantitative biology to a wide range of student audiences. Participants will use quantitative cases as a framework to explore resources for teaching basic to advanced quantitative skills. Participants will work with like-minded colleagues develop activities for their own classrooms, and leave with new friends, new tools, and new energy to engage students with biology from a quantitative viewpoint.
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