STEM Central

A Community of Practice for NSF STEM Projects

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January 2013

8th 12:00 PM

Tuesday

STEP Webinar: A Busy Professor's Guide to Sanely Flipping Your Classroom

Part of The "flipped classroom" approach to STEM student learning success

Presented by Dr. Cynthia Furse, at the University of Utah. The "Flipped Classrooms" approach is a method for effectively and easily teaching large undergraduate course without traditional in‐class lectures by pre-recording lectures and requiring students to view the lectures before class. Class time is then spent helping students make the transition from lecture to homework and helping them gain better problem solving skills and strategies. This approach has led to increased student course ... read more

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December 2012

5th 11:00 AM

Wednesday

STEP Webinar- Faculty Development for STEM Student Success

Part of Faculty Development and Networking

A key component of STEM student success lies with the faculty, especially with those teaching courses early in the STEM curriculum. At the same time, issues of student success and persistence are often framed as institutional issues and, as a result, may not engage faculty at the individual or departmental level. How can we both impact faculty classroom pedagogy and elevate the dialogue within STEM departments and colleges so that faculty feel ownership of student success? This webinar will ... read more

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November 2012

20th 2:00 PM

Tuesday

STEP Webinar- Six steps for STEP evaluation

Part of Project Evaluator Network

On a national scale, tangible project results have become indispensable evidence with which to document project accomplishment. This webinar will provide assistance to project teams preparing for and implementing their evaluation plans by suggesting 6 steps to assist with the STEP evaluation process. Central to the presentation will be identification of key evaluation tasks based on NSF 3rd Year Review questions. Further incorporated will be suggestions on how to work together with the STEP ... read more

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November 2012

20th 2:00 PM

Tuesday

STEP Webinar - PLTL- A Transformative Program in Gateway Science Courses

Part of Exploring and Advancing Ideas in Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL)

Peer Led Team Learning or PLTL has become the cornerstone of a comprehensive, campus-wide plan to enhance the quality of student learning in mathematics and science at UT Dallas. Born in chemistry and extended to mathematics, physics and engineering, the PLTL program has become part of the fabric of this young research university just five years post inception, currently serving more than 1500 students annually. While the program at UT Dallas will be described and student performance data ... read more

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August 2012

28th 1:00 PM

Tuesday

STEP Webinar- Amplifying the ripples: disseminating your educational project to a larger audience

Part of Dissemination

Educational innovation has been absent, obscured or played down during the development of most segments of our educational system. Although recent initiatives are changing the landscape, many educators interacting with undergraduates continue to use traditional and static means of dispensing and disseminating information in a scheme that has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years. Moreover, recent and scientifically-based endeavors to reform educational systems have be sputtering and ... read more

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