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April 10, 2018

Melanie Cooper Michigan…

Charles Rigdon

Zoom: Could it be useful to me?

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…

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

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.

Dr. Mark Milanick presenting

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

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…

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…

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

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,…

Assessing the effectiveness of instructional videos in an online engineering course

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…

Experiences with Active Learning, Active Teaching, and Creativity

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Considerations for Flipped Instruction

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

Multilingual confusion? Learning organic chemistry from multiple external representations

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…

Engineering for Non Engineers: Technological Literacy and General Education

Dr. Aaron Krawitz Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering…

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

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