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OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF EXCELLENT SCIENCE TEACHERS.
Journal ClubScreencasts, Week B.  Make a plan for generating a short screencast.  Choose a topic, decide how you will generate your visuals and make them if appropriate, and make a storyboard (decide how your narration will fit in with your visuals).  We will have some computers with screencast recording software available, but if you’d like, you can install software on your own computer; a list of software packages is available on Wikipedia’s Comparison of Screencasting Software page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_screencasting_software.
For some good screencasting tips, see http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-with-technology-articles/10-tips-creating-effective-instructional-videos/
We will have four computers with the programs Camtasia, Quicktime, Screencast-O-Matic, and Active Presenter, to be used for recording audio and videos from powerpoint, document camera, Wacom tablet with stylus, and/or self recording of your head through a laptop camera.

We offer two journal club sessions to choose from each week; content will usually be the same for both.
We will meet in 217 LISB (Lewis Integrative Sciences Building) at 9:00 am on Thursdays and 1:00 pm on Fridays.

Julie and Phil

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2017 Gordon Research ConferenceThe 2017 Gordon Research Conference will focus on the theme of “Scientific Visualization for Decision-Making.” This interdisciplinary conference will include speakers and presentations of research. Participating scientists are from a variety of fields, including physical, natural, cognitive, learning and computer science. There will also be artists representing a variety of presentation media. For the meeting description, program and the application, visit the GRC website.

Applications are due July 9, 2017.

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POGILIf you are a high school teacher or college/university instructor and want to enhance your professional development, our POGIL 3-day workshops are for you! You will learn about POGIL’s philosophy and methodology and benefit from additional focus on activity writing, classroom facilitation, and/or lab implementation. Informative posters and plenary sessions will provide you with opportunities to meet and network with other POGIL users. The Northwest Regional Workshop will be held at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon from July 25-27. More information can be found on the POGIL website.

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AAAS New STEM Faculty CourseThe AAAS is offering a one-hour course on designing an undergraduate STEM course. It is designed for new faculty and introduces ideas that will help to create a student-focused framework for STEM education. You can register for the course on the AAAS website.

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SPICE DuckFunder CampaignThe Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) has launched a crowdfunding campaign through the UO DuckFunder site beginning April 3rd. Our goal is to raise enough money to cover all the scholarship needs of our campers for the 2017 summer camps.  Over the years, SPICE has excelled at reaching out to low income girls, with 40-60% of our campers receiving free and reduced lunch in school. Of course, this also means that the need for financial assistance is high.  You can be confident that a donation to SPICE will go directly to providing a girl with two weeks of exciting hands on science that she will remember for the rest of her life.  More information and donation options can be found on the DuckFunder site.

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Active Learning Short Course for Physics EducatorsThis course is designed for instructors in introductory physics at universities, colleges and high schools. Participants will be introduced to research-validated, classroom-tested strategies for each component of the introductory course that have been demonstrated to improve learning. Graduate credit is available through the University of Oregon.

The Early Bird registration fee of $180 runs until May 15. After that, the registration fee will be $200.

The course will take place in Portland, Oregon July 29-31. For more details and to register, visit the course website.

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UO Undergraduate Research Symposium Call for ModeratorsThe Division of Undergraduate Studies is currently looking for faculty, post-doc or graduate student volunteers to help with the Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, taking place Thursday, May 18th at the EMU. Currently, we are looking for individuals to serve as Oral Presentation Moderators.

If you are interested in serving as an Oral Presentation Moderator, please complete this survey by Friday, May 5th at 5 pm.

More information is available in the attached word documents and on our website.

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Professional Journalism Master’s Program OpportunityThe School of Journalism and Communication’s Professional Journalism Master’s Program is looking for inquisitive, highly motivated, and forward thinking individuals who are interested in making a difference in their communities and society at large.

Our Professional Journalism Master’s Program offers a 12-to-15 month program designed for those holding bachelor’s degrees in other fields, but who have little or no academic or professional journalistic or media background. Graduate students in this program will acquire professional journalism skills within a vibrant intellectual context.

Attend an on-campus information session on Wednesday, May 3rd from 1:30-2:30pm in Allen Hall, Room 307.  Cupcakes and coffee will be served!  Please reserve your spot HERE.

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2017 admission. More information about the program is available at http://journalism.uoregon.edu/academics/grad/journalism/.

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In This Issue:Journal Club
Communication Training Activities
2017 Gordon Research Conference
POGIL
AAAS New STEM Faculty Course
SPICE Duckfunder Campaign
Active Learning Short Course for Physics Educators
UO Undergraduate Research Symposium Call for Moderators
Professional Journalism Master’s Program Opportunity
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Corner
Upcoming UO and Local Events
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Corner
Week 5 Spotlight:Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide is a comprehensive teaching resource for STEM faculty. It has sections on designing courses, teaching courses, and facilitating skill development. Every STEM faculty member should use this resource! Felder, R. M., & Brent, R. (2016). Teaching and learning STEM: A practical guide. John Wiley & Sons.
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Upcoming UO and Local Events:
UOWGS ScholarshipsUO Women in Graduate Sciences (UOWGS) is excited to announce that scholarship applications for 2017 are now open!  Several scholarships are offered for both undergraduate and graduate students at UO.  Please see the website for more information.  Applications are due by May 1st at 3 pm.  Note that membership is required for graduate student awards, but you can join at uowgs.com up until the scholarship deadline! Questions about scholarship applications can be emailed to scholarships.uowgs@gmail.com

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Graduate Laurel AwardsThe Museum of Natural and Cultural History is offering Graduate Laurel Awards in the Education and Exhibitions Departments for the 2017-18 academic year. Visit the website for more information.
The deadline to apply is Monday, May 22, 2017.

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MakerSpace Upcoming EventsThe DeArmond MakerSpace is for use by University of Oregon students, staff and faculty from any department.  Use of the facility by others is only allowed for special UO-sanctioned events with prior written approval by PSCRL Staff. The Maker Space is open slightly shorter hours than the library; this calendar describes scheduled workshops in the space. Equipment reservations are a separate calendar.

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