Erica Litke – Math Education Seminar (Mar 29)

Exploring a Content-Focused Approach to Describing and Improving Instructional Quality in Mathematics Erica Litke, University of Delaware Friday, March 29 4:30-5:30 SAEC 1151 Research examining teaching quality in mathematics has evolved from a focus on general pedagogical aspects to one that considers mathematics-specific teaching practices. This research has developed our understanding of quality mathematics instruction broadly speaking and has guided improvement […]

Cassandra Horii: Big Ideas in Evidence-Based STEM Teaching (Feb 13)

Dr. Cassandra Volpe Horii, Founding Director of the Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning & Outreach will present an Atmospheric Sciences seminar: Wednesday, February 13 3:15pm 110 INSCC Over the past decade, individual research efforts on university STEM education in a variety of science disciplines have begun to coalesce into a clear and coherent set of big […]

David Derezotes leads CSME Exchange (Feb 14)

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) is pleased to present the CSME Exchange, an interactive brown bag discussion for faculty, instructors and staff. The next CSME Exchange is: Transforming difficult conversations in science and math classrooms into opportunities for learning how to build inclusive communities David Derezotes Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program […]

Developing Scientific Reasoning Skills (Jan 29)

Teresa Burns Monday, January 29, 2018 12:00 noon INSCC 110 (Auditorium) Light lunch served at 11:30 in the INSCC Lobby   PHYS 103 at Coastal Carolina University is a physical science course for non-science majors that can be used to satisfy general education requirements and is a physical science choice for elementary education majors.  For […]

Enriching instructional practices through students’ framing of physics problems (Jan 23)

Deepa Chari Tuesday, January 23 12:00 noon INSCC 110 Light lunch at 11:30 a.m. in INSCC Lobby   Epistemic framing forms an important part of students’ abilities to learn physics through problem solving. It reveals how students make sense of a given problem and what knowledge is considered appropriate by them to solve that problem. […]

Redesigning Introductory Astronomy for Majors (Jan 16)

Alice Olmstead Tuesday, January 16 12:00 noon INSCC 110 (Auditorium) Light lunch served at 11:30 in the INSCC Lobby   Abstract: In this talk, I will describe a multi-year, collaborative course redesign effort that I co-led in the Astronomy department at the University of Maryland, College Park. I worked with a tenured faculty member, a […]

Pedagogical strategies to increase students’ engagement and motivation (Jan 11)

  Claudia De Grandi Thursday, January 11 12:00 noon INSCC 110 (Auditorium) Light lunch served at 11:30 in the INSCC Lobby   Abstract: With the goal of improving STEM accessibility and inclusivity, I and my collaborators have implemented a series of pedagogical interventions to increase students’ engagement and learning in an introductory physics course geared […]

Science Communication at the U – day of events (Oct 23)

The Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Natural History Museum, and Center for Science and Mathematics Education are co-sponsoring a day of science communication events with NPR correspondents Joe Palca and Madeline Sofia:   Monday, October 23, 2017 9-10am – Science communication as a career – Madeline Sofia (for graduate students and postdocs – registration required) […]