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Microteaching Symposium - Part I

There’s no substitute for practice when it comes to developing teaching skills. The Microteaching Symposium is your chance to learn evidence-based, inclusive teaching strategies and get practice and feedback running a classroom activity. Gain insights into how people learn and how to design activities accordingly during this special event.

**This is a two part workshop, taking place on April 6th and April 8th**

Microteaching Symposium - Part I: Tuesday, April 6, 4:00pm –5:30pm PT

Pedagogy Journal Club: Alternative Teaching Methods that Focus on Connecting with Students Increases Engagement and Interest in Chemistry

Topic: Increasing Student Engagement in Chemistry

Required Readings:

Dietrich, N., Jimenez, M., Souto, M., Harrison, A.W., Coudret, C., Olmos, E. (2021). Using Pop-Culture to Engage Students in the Classroom. Journal of Chemical Education,98(2). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00233 -- LINK

STS: Integrating Active Learning into Existing Lecture Sessions in 1-, 5-, 10-, or 20-minutes

In this interactive workshop, participants will experience multiple examples of how active learning can work in undergraduate courses, with a particular emphasis on biology and chemistry. Attendees will experience examples of how to integrate active learning in 1-minute, 5-minutes, 10-minutes, and 20-minutes that highlight common teaching strategies. In addition, participants will explore how student work produced during active learning can be systematically analyzed quickly to guide teaching decisions.

STS: Order Matters: Becoming Metacognitive about Teaching Choices and Aligning Teaching with How the Brain Learns

What teaching choices are we making as instructors, and why? How do we as instructors decide how to spend in-class time with students? To what extent do our teaching plans align with what is known about how the brain learns? What tools are available to become more analytical about our teaching choices and strategize for change? In this interactive workshop, participants will explore their current approaches to planning and reflecting on their teaching, as well as explore the 5E learning cycle model as an analytical tool for understanding teaching choices.

STS: Structure Matters: 21 Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Make Classrooms Fair and Inclusive

Teaching diverse populations of students requires instructors to construct learning environments that are inclusive and equitable. Research in psychology and other disciplines suggests that how students personally experience learning environments strongly influences engagement, motivation, sense of belonging, and conceptual learning. In this interactive workshop, participants will share a common experience as the basis for discussing how students may experience classroom environments differently from one another.

Pedagogy Journal Club: Self-Regulated Learning: Help Students Learn Actively and Effectively in Distance Education

Required Readings:

Lee, D., Watson, S. L., & Watson, W. R. (2020). The Relationships Between Self-Efficacy, Task Value, and Self-Regulated Learning Strategies in Massive Open Online Courses. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning,21(1); pp. 23-39. DOI: 10.19173/irrodl.v20i5.4389 -- LINK

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