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Provost’s Seminar on Teaching 2014

REBUILDing STEM Education at Michigan

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Keynote

Matt Kaplan, Interim Director of CRLT. Click here to access video.
James Holloway, Vice Provost for Global and Engaged Education. Click here to access video.
Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics and PI of U-M’s REBUILD Project. Click here to access video.

Moving to a New Place in STEM Education, Robin Wright, Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota. Click here to access video.

Concurrent Sessions 

Concurrent A:  Increasing Opportunities for Student Practice and Feedback

Hands-on Session: Tournament Approach to Peer Review in a Quantitative Course,
Nicole Michelotti, Dave Winn and Jared Tritz (Physics).  Click to access slideshandout, or a video of the presentation.

Presentations:

  • Introducing Cumulative Skills Videos Problems to the “I Don’t Even Know Where to Start” Series of Web-Based Modules in a Large Lecture Course, Bart Bartlett (Chemistry).  Click to access slides or a video of the presentation.
  • Student Practice in the Classroom, Gavin LaRose and Angela Kubena (Mathematics).            Click here to access slides or a video of the presentation.

Concurrent B:  Learning Through Inquiry

Hands-on Session: Confronting Student Misconceptions Through Lecture Tutorials, Eric Bell (Astronomy) and Rachel Niemer (CRLT).  Click here to access slides or a video of the presentation.

Presentations:

  • Capturing Student Interest Through Introduction of Faculty-Led Research Projects In the First-Year Undergraduate Labs, John Wolfe (Chemistry) and Thomas Schmidt (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology).  Click here to access slides or a video of the presentation
  • Student Engagement in Authentic Research Design, Nathaniel Szymczak and
    Ginger Shultz (Chemistry)
    .  Click here to access slides or a video of the presentation.

Concurrent C:  Using Innovative Communication Approaches to Teach Science

Hands-on Session: Supporting Writing to Learn in Science with Peer Review, Anne Gere (Sweetland Center for Writing) and Ginger Shultz (Chemistry).  Click here to access slideshandout, or a video of the presentation.

Presentations:

Workshop (led by Robin Wright)

Start Where You Are: Incorporating Scientific Teaching Approaches in Your Existing Lectures 

Bring your favorite (or least favorite) lecture and consider what you might do other than just deliver the lecture next time you teach it.  We’ll share some active learning strategies, then you’ll write a learning objective for your lecture and envision what you’ll ask the students to do to achieve that objective.  Be prepared to share your ideas with other participants!  Click here to access handout.

Working Lunch 

REBUILD: Supporting a Culture of Evidence-based Teaching at the University of Michigan

Presentation by Tim McKay, followed by table discussions. Click here to access slides or a video of the presentation.