Science Literacy Program Newsletter

Winter 2015 – Week 6

Journal Club

For Thursday, we will discuss Chapter 5: Qualitative and Interpretive Methods Revealing Understanding fromDiscipline-Based Education Research: A Scientist’s Guide, by S. J. Slater, T. F. Slater, and J. M. Bailey.

Contact Heather Borland for a pdf of this week’s chapter.

For Friday, we will read about how to bring real world relevance into the classroom.
Rowat, A. C., Sinha, N. N., Sörensen, P. M., Campàs, O., Castells, P., Rosenberg, D., … Weitz, D. A. (2014). The kitchen as a physics classroom. Physics Education, 49(5), 512–522. doi:10.1088/0031-9120/49/5/512
http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9120/49/5/512/pdf/0031-9120_49_5_512.pdf

– 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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Slides from Carl Wieman’s Science Education Seminars

Carl Wieman has made his slides from his talks available. You can download them from our website. We will also post recordings from both talks later this week.

Expertise in Physics and How it is Best Learned and Taught
Physics Department Colloquium
Thursday, 2/5/2015
Click here to view a PDF of Carl Wieman’s UO Physics Colloquium slides.

Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education
Science Literacy Program Lecture
Friday, 2/6/2015
Click here to view a PDF of Carl Wieman’s UO Science Education slides.

For more information about each talk, see our Events page.

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National Academies Special Topics Summer Institute on Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE).

University of Texas at Austin
June 28 – July 2, 2015

Modeled on the National Academies Summer Institutes, the CURE SI will be a working meeting during which participants will learn about and use evidence-based teaching strategies to develop a CURE they will teach at their home institution during the 2015-2016 academic year. Working sessions will focus on the features of science research projects that lend themselves to CUREs, and on teaching CUREs using evidence-based teaching strategies, such as active learning, assessment, and mentoring. Each participant or participating team will have an experienced CURE instructor as an onsite facilitator and distant mentor as they teach their CUREs during the academic year.

The CURE Summer Institute application and letter of support templates are available at:https://cns.utexas.edu/tides/faculty/summer-institutes

Review of applications will begin March 2 and applicants will be notified regarding their status of their application by March 16. Contact the organizers at tides@austin.utexas.edu with any questions.

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Career Opportunities

** Do you have job opportunities for positions related to science education that you would like to share? Send them to us at scilit@uoregon.edu. **

If you are interested in science education postdoctoral or faculty positions, here are a few resources.

Physics Education –
http://perjobs.blogspot.com/

Biology Education –
http://saber-biologyeducationresearch.wikispaces.com/
Jobs+&+Positions+in+Science+Ed

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In This Issue:

Journal Club

Slides from Carl Wieman’s Science Education Seminars

National Academies Special Topics Summer Institute – CURE

Career Opportunities

Upcoming UO and Local Events

Application Deadlines


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Teaching Effectiveness Program
Wednesday 2/11/2015
11:00am – 12:15pm
122 Knight Library

Click here for more information about the workshop. To register email tep@uoregon.edu.

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STEM Core Meeting
Tuesday 2/17/2015
12:00 – 1:30pm
Location TBA

Presentations will include:
– Green Chemistry: Julie Haack
– Willamette Resources & Educational Network (WREN): Vicki Singer
– Checklist for the Science & Engineering Practices: Talbot Bielefeldt

Contact Bryan Rebar for more information.

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Active Day of Learning
University of Washington Biology Education Research Group (BERG)
Tuesday 2/24/2015
9:50am – 2:30pm
University of Washington

What is active learning? What does it look like in a large lecture hall? What are some of the hurdles to implementing active learning? What resources on active learning are available?

Space is limited. Please RSVP here by February 17.

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Blended Courses: Combining Online with Face-to-Face Instruction
Teaching Effectiveness Program
Friday 2/27/2015
2:00 – 3:30pm
Proctor 42 Knight Library

Click here for more information about the workshop. To register email tep@uoregon.edu.

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Application Deadlines:

PKAL Summer Leadership Institute
For Faculty

Application Deadline -February 10, 2015

Applications for NEW Leadership Oregon 2015 are open. If you have any questions regarding the program contact Mariana Lindsay at 503.725.2895 or at cwlinfo@pdx.edu

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2015 NEW Leadership Oregon – Summer Residential Program
For Undergraduate Students

Application Deadline -February 16, 2015

Applications for NEW Leadership Oregon 2015 are open. If you have any questions regarding the program contact Mariana Lindsay at 503.725.2895 or at cwlinfo@pdx.edu.

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CAS Scholarships and Fellowships
For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Application Deadline -February 23, 2015

Visit CAS for more information on each scholarship’s criteria, average award amounts, and a link to the online application. If you have any questions please contact the College of Arts and Sciences by email at scholarships@cas.
uoregon.edu
or by phone at 346-3950.

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Communicating Science Workshop
facilitated by faculty from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
University of Oregon
Thursday – Friday
5/14-5/15/2015

Application Deadline –
March 1, 2015

Additional information about the Center and Workshop is available on our Events page.

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2015 Mobile National Academies Summer Institute
University of Oregon
Monday – Friday
6/22-6/26/2015

Application Deadline –
March 15, 2015

Additional information about the institute is available on our Events page.

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