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    Nov
    8
    Fri
    Renee Cole – Hugo Rossi Lecture @ TBBC 4630
    Nov 8 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

    “Enhancing learning by promoting and assessing more than content knowledge”

    Renee Cole
    University of Iowa

    • Friday, November 8
    • 10:45am-12pm in TBBC 4630

    Skills such as communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving are frequently cited as intended learning outcomes for STEM degree programs. While these skills, sometimes referred to as workplace or process skills, are highly valued, they are rarely explicitly assessed in the classroom. Assessment serves two purposes: (1) it provides a measure of achievement, and (2) it facilitates learning. The types of assessment used by an instructor also telegraphs to students what is valued in a course. However, in many instances, the lack of alignment between instructional methods and assessment detracts from the added value of engaged student learning environments. This NSF IUSE project focuses on the development and implementation of rubrics that facilitate providing feedback to students and informing the instructor as to the effectiveness of their instructional strategies in supporting process skill development. Implementation of the rubrics provides a means to better align intended outcomes with instructional activities and supports adoption of evidence-based active learning strategies that foster skill development in addition to content knowledge.

     

    This presentation is co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and the Center for Science & Mathematics Education.

    For more information, visit https://csme.utah.edu/events/upcoming-hugo-rossi-lectures/

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nov
    11
    Mon
    MSSST Student Final Project Presentations @ Gauss Haus 1462
    Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    On Monday, November 11, two students in the Master of Science for Secondary School Teachers (MSSST) program will give their final project presentations. Presentations are open to the public and will take place in Gauss Haus 1462:

    • 5:00-6:00pm – Michael Martin: “Isotopic Analysis of Lead in Tree Rings”
    • 6:00-7:00pm – Austin Gillespie: “Predicting Ionization Pathways in Water Clusters, (H2O)+n=2-6+, Through Computational Dynamics Simulations”

     

    Nov
    14
    Thu
    CSME Exchange @ INSCC 345
    Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    The November CSME Exchange will feature faculty from both the U and Salt Lake Community College as they discuss their experiences in the UPSTEM Faculty Fellows program and how it has impacted their teaching and perspectives on creating inclusive environments for STEM students.  Come learn about what this faculty learning community is doing to catalyze change at the U and how you can become a part of next year’s cohort.

    • Thursday, 11/14
    • 12:30-1:30pm in INSCC 345
    • Lunch will be provided!

    The CSME Exchange provides an informal opportunity to discuss current issues in undergraduate education. Exchange discussions explore best practices, current challenges, and cross-departmental coordination and collaboration. Faculty, instructors, staff, post-docs and graduate students from all departments are welcome to participate. For information about other CSME Exchanges, click here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nov
    15
    Fri
    LA Student Application Deadline
    Nov 15 all-day

    Student applications for the Spring 2020 Learning Assistant (LA) program are due November 15. Applications will be available starting October 15.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nov
    22
    Fri
    LA Tea Time @ CSC 206
    Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    All current Learning Assistants are invited to check in and support each other in semi-facilitated problem solving discussions – with treats!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dec
    5
    Thu
    CSME Exchange @ INSCC 345
    Dec 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    Join us for the next CSME Exchange:

    Integrating the Process of Science into the Introductory Biology Curriculum:
    Successes, Challenges and the Road Ahead

    Naina Phadnis and Josh Steffen (School of Biological Sciences)

    • Thursday, 12/5
    • 12:30-1:30pm in INSCC 345
    • Lunch will be provided!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The CSME Exchange provides an informal opportunity to discuss current issues in undergraduate education. Exchange discussions explore best practices, current challenges, and cross-departmental coordination and collaboration. Faculty, instructors, staff, post-docs and graduate students from all departments are welcome to participate. For information about other CSME Exchanges, click here.

     

    Visit https://csme.utah.edu/events/csme-exchange/ for more information

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dec
    6
    Fri
    Internship Symposium @ INSCC 345
    Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

    Contact internships@csme.utah.edu for more information.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dec
    11
    Wed
    Learning Assistant Symposium @ CSC 206
    Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Join us in celebrating the College of Science’s newest Learning Assistants as they present summaries of their powerful learning take-aways from the Fall 2019 Science of Learning course.

    This casual gallery walk is a wonderful opportunity for those who are curious about the program and want to learn more.

    Light refreshments will be served.

     

     

    Jan
    6
    Mon
    Mandatory orientation for Spring 2020 LAs @ TBD
    Jan 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Students accepted into the Spring 2020 Learning Assistant program will be required to attend this orientation event. For more information, contact us.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jan
    14
    Tue
    Kara Jackson – Hugo Rossi Lecture @ SAEC auditorium (1151)
    Jan 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    The Hugo Rossi Lecture Series presents:

     

    Improving mathematics teaching at scale: Centering equity-specific learning demands

    Kara Jackson, University of Washington

    • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    • 3:30-4:30pm in SAEC 1151 (reception to follow)

     

    Colleagues and I recently partnered for a number of years with several large U.S. districts to investigate and support improvements in mathematics teaching. In doing so, we generated an empirically grounded theory of action for instructional improvement at scale that includes three top-level components: a coherent instructional system for supporting teachers’ improvement of their instructional practices, school leaders’ practices as instructional leaders in mathematics, and educational system leaders’ practices in supporting the development of school-level capacity for instructional improvement. In this talk, I will focus on the importance of ensuring that equity-specific learning demands, including perspectives and practices necessary to support a broad range of students to participate in meaningful mathematical activity, are at the core of a coherent instructional system; and will consider the implications of doing so for the design of professional learning.

     

    Kara Jackson is an associate professor in the University of Washington College of Education. Her work as a mathematics educator is principally concerned with understanding how we can improve mathematics teaching and learning – especially in the middle-grades – to support youth from historically underserved communities to participate substantially in and identify with academically rigorous mathematics. Prior to joining UW, she was an assistant professor of mathematics education at McGill University.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For more information, visit https://csme.utah.edu/events/upcoming-hugo-rossi-lectures/