STEM Central

A Community of Practice for NSF STEM Projects

Webinars

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October 2018

25th 3:30 PM (Eastern )

Thursday

Active Learning Week Webinar: Supporting All Learners Using Active Pedagogy

Jose Blackorby, Senior Director of Research and Development, CAST and Lecturer, Harvard University Graduate School of Education Jiwon Hwang, Assistant Professor, Special Education, School of Social Science and Education, California State University, Bakersfield Richard Eitel, Science Teacher, Bryan High School, Omaha, NE

October 2018

24th 1:00 PM (Eastern )

Wednesday

Active Learning Week Webinar: Working Toward More Equitable Team Dynamics: Mapping Student Assets to Minimize Stereotyping and Task Assignment Bias

Abstract: Today’s STEM students will enter a diverse workforce and need to be prepared to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Research shows diverse teams are better at innovating and solving STEM-related problems, precisely because there are a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds that are brought to bear in working on these issues (Philips, Liljenquist, Neale, 2010; Rock, Grant, and Grey 2016). However, this assumes those working on teams can take advantage of that diversity and are ... read more

October 2017

19th 11:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)

Thursday

Active Learning Week Webinar: Beyond Diversity: Confronting Racism and the Obstacles to Equity and Justice on campus

Part of Recruiting, Retaining Women and/or Minority Students

Sponsored by Project Kaleidoscope and the PKAL STEM Leadership Institute. Lead. Differently Webinar Abstract: In recent years, “diversity” has become a buzzword that is neither defined nor sufficiently understood as it relates to both the benefits and obstacles to empowering diversity.  This talk reflects on the importance of diversity and on the obstacles to fulfilling the promises of “diverse” institutions because of the “permanence of racism” at both the top and “the bottom of the well” ... read more

STEM Central Presenters

August 2017

10th 2:00 PM (EDT)

Thursday

Socioscientific Issues as a Curriculum Emphasis: Theory, Research and Practice

Part of Course and Curriculum Improvement

The Socioscientific Issues (SSI) framework is a research-based interdisciplinary approach that provides science teachers and science educators with the means to achieve functional scientific literacy. The purpose of this webinar is to provide a basic overview of the central elements within the SSI framework and to highlight key science teaching strategies and curriculum development that engage students in contextualized moral and ethical science issues. The SSI approach can be used in ... read more

STEM Central Presenters

August 2017

3rd 2:00 PM (EDT)

Thursday

Generate an Argument: An Instructional Model

Part of Course and Curriculum Improvement

The Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model is a research-based approach that provides science teachers and science educators a pathway for engaging students in scientific practices, such as planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing data, arguing from evidence, and communicating information. The focus of this webinar is to provide a basic overview of the ADI model and describe ways that the model supports students’ proficiency with key science practices. The ADI model is ... read more

STEM Central Presenters