September 2017 Newsletter

In this edition: 

September STinP Webinar

Inclusive Teaching Featuring Dr. Kimberly Tanner
Friday, September 29, 2017 | 3-4 PM ET (12-1 PM PT) 
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In this month's Scientific Teaching in Practice (STinP) webinar, Kimberly Tanner, author of the frequently-referenced article, “Structure Matters: Twenty-One Teaching Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Cultivate Classroom Equity”, will lead participants through a discussion of concrete strategies to teach inclusively.

We will explore the questions: How do we ensure that our students feel a sense of belonging and respect in our classrooms? How do we build a learning community in which students collaborate and solve problems as scientists? How do we embrace and leverage the diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experiences our students bring to our disciplines?

We encourage participants to bring their ideas and questions on this most timely and important topic on today’s college campuses.   
Kimberly Tanner is a Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University and the Director of SEPAL: The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory. Her research group, SEPAL, investigates how people learn science, with a focus on biology, and how instructors can make their students’ classroom experience better resemble how scientists work. She is well-known and respected in the science education community for her work on inclusive teaching.

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Upcoming STinP Webinars

Series Overview
The Scientific Teaching in Practice Webinar Series extends the learning and dialogue that occurs at the Summer Institutes into a year-round community that supports and inspires evidence-based teaching. Each month, the SI community is invited to attend an interactive webinar related to the practice and/or dissemination of scientific teaching. The webinar will be facilitated by someone experienced in that area, integrating significant time for questions and open discussion. Webinars are open to SI alums as well as those generally interested in scientific teaching and evidence-based teaching strategies. ​

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Measuring the Impact of Scientific Teaching (Featuring Dr. Jenny Knight) 
Friday, October 13, 2017 | 3-4 PM ET (12-1 PM PT)
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Publishing Your Teachable Tidbit on CourseSource (Featuring Dr. Jess Blum) 
Friday, November 3, 2017 | 3-4 PM ET (12-1 PM PT)
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For more information on upcoming seminars, visit our "Webinar Series" page

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