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May

1

2019

COPUS: A Classroom Observation Approach to Evolve STEM Instruction

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Townsend Hall, 205

Special Guest: Tori Mondelli, Inaugural Director of the Teaching for Learning Center, University of Missouri Columbia

April

22

2019

“What are we doing when we assess our students?”: using a model to understand our practice

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Bond Life Science Building Room 572

Special Guest: Frances Edwards, PhD University of Waikato, New Zealand

March

20

2019

Assessment and Action Taking Opportunities in an Online Science Course

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Bond Life Science Building Room 572

We will explore how aspects of the technology-based course assessments influence teaching practices. Led by Shannon M. Burcks, Instructor in the Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology.

February

12

2019

The Me I See: Student Identity as a Foundation for STEM Education

11:30 - 1:00

Bond Life Science Building Room 171

December

5

2018

December 5th

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Bond Life Science Center Room 572

November

14

2018

Exploring Local Neighborhoods and STEM Teaching

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Bond Life Science Center Room 572

October

16

2018

Same Script, Different Cast?: The Civic Case Against STEM Superheroes

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bond Life Science Center, Room 572

Watch this Conversation:…

September

17

2018

Course Micro-practices to Help You Become a More Inclusive Leader

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 171

Gain easy-to-apply strategies and tips for teaching and planning inclusively in all types of STEM classrooms.  Join facilitators for a discussion to spur your development as a leader in inclusion. Speakers: Enos Charles Inniss Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental…

May

1

2018

Teaching Science in a Post-truth World

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 572

Join a panel discussion about ways to empower your students to become scientifically literate and break down boundaries between each other.  Learn about difficult dialogues in the classroom, the impact of connection and relationship on content as seen through the eyes…

April

10

2018

April 10, 2018

Melanie Cooper Michigan…

March

21

2018

Zoom: Could it be useful to me?

11:30 am - 1pm

Bond Life Science Center, Room 572

We will explore and discuss the status of web conferencing at Mizzou. We recently started using Zoom as the recommended web conferencing tool for everybody on campus. It is being used in classrooms, conference rooms and far beyond. It is…

February

28

2018

"Promoting interactive learning through interteach" & "Making a personal connection in an online course: Using video feedback as a Canvas grading tool"

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 572

We will introduce two ways of conducting student-student and instructor-student feedback! Julie will discuss examples and student responses when using video feedback rather than written feedback on student assignments in an online biology course. This method not only can save you time and increase the depth of your feedback but also help to make the student feel more involved in the course. Bethany will introduce the foundation and components for the interteach model. She will also present data from a current interteach project being used in an undergraduate course.

January

24

2018

If a picture = kiloword, does a kinesthetic activity = megaword? How to develop and publish kinesthetic activities

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 572

We will discuss two types of kinesthetic activities: one in which the student plays the part of a physiological molecule or sensor and one in which a mechanical simulator is used to generate “experimental” physiological data.  Participants will be asked to provide…

December

5

2017

How to Reach the Students that We Are Not Reaching: A Conversation about Effective and Inclusive Teaching

Many things that we do in the classroom affect how inclusive our courses are. Some teaching practices, for example, may increase the perceived isolation of students, while others may help overcome barriers. In this session, we will have a conversation…

November

15

2017

Inclusivity in the STEM Classroom

In this seminar, instructors will learn how to evaluate their classroom management style, develop more inclusive and engaging syllabus content and curriculum. Dr. Tojan Rahhal Director of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in BioEngineering Brittani Fults…

October

17

2017

Seasonal variation in subsidy delivery to tropical streams: A gameful teaser of ecological proportions.

Ever wonder how you might capitalize on the motivational nature of games in a more formal academic setting? Well wonder no more! Stop by for this installment of Abell Conversations, and you’ll experience an active, gameful learning approach to college science teaching – in this case,…

April

19

2017

Assessing the effectiveness of instructional videos in an online engineering course

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 171

As all-online, media-heavy courses continue to become more prevalent, there is a need to understand how learners interact with large numbers of instructional videos presented in a variety of formats throughout an entire course term. This session will take a…

March

15

2017

Experiences with Active Learning, Active Teaching, and Creativity

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 171

We have all heard some of the good, the bad, and the ugly of active learning. Many questions arise from those who have tried active learning strategies or would like to try to implement active learning. Is it difficult? Do…

February

15

2017

Completing discipline-based education research (DBER) in an upper-level botany course

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bond Life Sciences Center, 171

Discipline-Based Educational Research (DBER) examines teaching and learning within the science and engineering disciplines (NRC, 2012).  This talk will explore the collaboration between a plant biology researcher and a science education researcher to conduct DBER in the redesign and implementation…

January

31

2017

Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Scholarship in Teaching and Learning in STEM Disciplines at the University of Missouri

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 131

Join us for a discussion about Science Teaching at MU.  The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) considers teaching as a scholarly endeavor which is an important subject for research and inquiry that results in improved teaching outcomes. This presentation…

December

1

2016

Considerations for Flipped Instruction

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dr. Zandra de Araujo Mathematics Education Dr. Samuel Otten Mathematics Education…

November

8

2016

Multilingual confusion? Learning organic chemistry from multiple external representations

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 572

Dr. Gautam Bhattacharyya from Missouri State University will lead a lunchtime discussion of the question: How do we help students learn science content when it is taught via multiple “languages”, none of which students may understand particularly well? FREE PIZZA…

October

11

2016

Engineering for Non Engineers: Technological Literacy and General Education

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dr. Aaron Krawitz Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering…

September

13

2016

IMSD EXPRESS: A holistic intervention to increase student success among under-represented minority STEM majors

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 572

Brian Booton Biochemistry Dr. Mark Hannink Biochemistry Dr. Brenda Peculis Biochemistry…