STEM Central

A Community of Practice for NSF STEM Projects

Webinars

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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

August 2016

12th 2:00 PM (EDT)

Friday

STEM Central Short Course Part 3: Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation, and Reporting Strategies (3 of 3)

Part of Project Evaluator Network

This is the third and final of a three-part STEM Central Lecture Series: Program Evaluation Principles and Strategies for NSF-Funded STEM Reform Practitioners. In this series, NSF PIs will learn about the purposes of evaluation and the multiple methods of evaluation that can be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of advanced undergraduate STEM teaching strategies. The lecture series will address such topics as study design, data analysis, and data interpretation. This lecture series will also ... read more

STEM Central Presenters

July 2016

27th 2:00 PM (EST)

Wednesday

STEM Central Short Course Part 2: Culturally Responsive Evaluation Design Strategies (2 of 3)

Part of Project Evaluator Network

This is the second of a three-part STEM Central Lecture Series: Program Evaluation Principles and Strategies for NSF-Funded STEM Reform Practitioners. In this series, NSF PIs will learn about the purposes of evaluation and the multiple methods of evaluation that can be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of advanced undergraduate STEM teaching strategies. The lecture series will address such topics as study design, data analysis, and data interpretation. This lecture series will also blend ... read more

STEM Central Presenters