Intro to Evidence-Based STEM Teaching


Dates and times: Wednesdays, 9:30am-10:30am for 7 weeks, 5/12/21- 6/23/21
Note: Please plan to spend about 1.5 – 2 hours each week watching videos and completing assignments. The prep work for the first week will be sent one week prior to start, to be completed before the first meeting.
Location: Online; link will be emailed to registrants
Facilitators: Kat Mueller (Biomedical Engineering department), Rachel Hutchinson (Chemistry department)
Credit information: n/a
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: Δ (1 delta)

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How do you motivate students? What are some active learning strategies you might use in STEM courses, and what are their best practices? How do you offer and receive meaningful feedback with your students? The Delta Program will offer a local learning community around the video-based course An Introduction to Evidence-Based Teaching.

The learning community will meet weekly on campus to discuss and go deeper with the content of the video-based course. Prior to meeting each week, participants will watch a module and complete a brief assignment. When we meet, we will explore the topics and teaching strategies from the module, as well as apply the ideas to our own teaching. The Delta core ideas of learning communities and learning-through-diversity will be threaded through each topic.

Topics covered by week:

  1. Principles of learning part 1: Prior knowledge, mental models and knowledge organization
  2. Principles of learning part 2: Feedback and motivation
  3. Learning objectives
  4. Assessment
  5. Active learning
  6. Inclusive teaching
  7. Final lesson plan peer review and wrap up


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