Science Literacy Program Newsletter

Spring 2015 – Week 3

Journal Club

For this week’s journal club we will discuss using drawing to learn. Please bring with you to Journal Club a problem that involves generating a drawing, graph, or illustration of some sort. This could be either a problem you have assigned as a teacher or been assigned as a student. For Week 3, please read:

Quillin, K., & Thomas, S. (2015). Drawing-to-Learn: A Framework for Using Drawings to Promote Model-Based Reasoning in Biology. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 14(1), es2.
http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/1/es2.full

– 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

Questions: ellyvan@uoregon.edu

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Spring Career Fairs

Are you looking for information about available internships and employment? Perhaps you are looking for information about Graduate Schools. There are two upcoming career fairs at the UO.

Spring Career Fair
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
12:00 – 4:00pm
EMU Ballroom

80+ companies and organizations from a variety of industries will have booths. For more information, see the Career Center Spring Career Fair page.

Health Professions & Graduate School Fair
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
11:00am – 2:00pm
EMU Ballroom

If you’re considering a career in healthcare, it is likely you might also be considering graduate school. Where to attend can be a big decision–rather than just search websites, talk to a representative and hear first hand what it is like to a part of their program and school. Over 50 graduate schools from across the United States will be present. All students are welcome – especially those interested a career in healthcare.

For more information, see the Career Center Health Professions & Graduate School Fair page.

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In This Issue:

Journal Club

Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching

Spring Career Fairs

Upcoming UO and Local Events


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

Motivation 101
TEP Motivation Series
Friday, 4/17/2015
11:00am-12:30pm
Proctor 41, Knight Library

What factors motivate students to learn, and what teaching strategies can we use to enhance student motivation? Join us for a discussion of the latest research on student motivation and learning, and an exploration of specific teaching strategies we can include in our courses.

Click here to register.

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Making the Most of 24/7
Teaching and Learning Center
Wednesday, 4/22/2015
6:00-6:50pm
72 PLC

Learn new ways to prioritize your to-dos, keep up with deadlines, and balance different areas of your life.

No registration is required for this free workshop.

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Speed Reading Basics
Teaching and Learning Center
Wednesday, 4/22/2015
7:00-7:50pm
72 PLC

Ever wondered how or if you could cut down on reading time without sacrificing comprehension? Come give speed reading techniques a try!

No registration is required for this free workshop.

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Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy
TEP Teaching Fundamentals and Professional Development Series
Tuesday, 5/5/2015
11:00am – 12:15pm
122 Knight Library

This hands-on workshop offers an opportunity to brainstorm specific ideas for your teaching philosophy statement or to receive feedback about a draft of your statement. Prior to the workshop, participants will be able to view a video and receive materials that outline the various formats, essential components, and best practices for writing an effective teaching statement.

Click here to register.

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Intellectual Play
TEP Motivation Series
Wednesday, 5/6/2015
3:00 – 4:30pm
Knight Library Browsing Room

We are always looking for ways in which to engage students in fun and intellectually rigorous activities. Join us as faculty and student affairs panelists share their strategies for incorporating game-play into various classes and co-curricular occasions for student learning. We’ll explore how various gaming strategies merge with newer technologies and teaching approaches to create intellectually engaging class experiences for both students and instructors.

Click here to register.

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