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Postdoc Popsicles with OPA

Thursday, August 5, 2:00pm-4:00pm, MSOB Courtyard

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is hosting The Pop Nation gourmet popsicles for postdocs working on campus.

Stop by for a hand crafted, gourmet ice pop, made with real fresh fruit! All flavors are 100% vegan and gluten free! 

Popsicles will be provided until supplies run out – we recommend stopping by on the earlier side if you can!

Pedagogy Journal Club: Learning from Error

Topic: Error, a lever for learning and teaching.

Required Readings:

Chathampally, Y., Cooper, B., Wood, D. B., Tudor, G., & Gottlie, M. (2020). Evolving from Morbidity and Mortality to a Case-based Error Reduction Conference: Evidence-based Best Practices from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors. West J Emerg Med.,21(6); pp. 231–241. DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2020.7.47583 -- LINK

Pedagogy Journal Club: The Rise of Simulations and Digital Labs: Can It Replace Traditional Labs?

Topic: Simulation based learning in undergraduate level courses

Required Readings:

Campbell, J. O., Bourne, J. R., Mosterman, P. J., & Brodersen, A. J. (2002). The Effectiveness of Learning Simulations for Electronic Laboratories. Journal of Engineering Education,91(1); pp. 81-87. DOI: 10.1002/j.2168-9830.2002.tb00675.x -- LINK

Designing Your Postdoc

Your postdoc training is more than just research! Apply design thinking to the wicked problem of a comprehensive postdoctoral training plan and make a bold plan that amplifies your interests and values as you transition to your career of choice. The work we do together will support new perspectives, identify mentoring needs, and ensure that your individual development plan is thoughtful and balanced.

Note: there is approximately an hour of required prework for this session. You will receive details for the prework upon registration.

Designing Your Postdoc

Your postdoc training is more than just research! Apply design thinking to the wicked problem of a comprehensive postdoctoral training plan and make a bold plan that amplifies your interests and values as you transition to your career of choice. The work we do together will support new perspectives, identify mentoring needs, and ensure that your individual development plan is thoughtful and balanced.

Note: there is approximately an hour of required prework for this session. You will receive details for the prework upon registration.

Pedagogy Journal Club: Teaching Controversy: Engaging Students on Difficult Topics

Topic: How to effectively teach when the issue is controversial and provoking.

Required Readings:

Alexakos, K., Pride, L.D., Amat, A., Tsetsakos, P., Lee, K. J., Paylor-Smith, C., Zapata, C., Wright, S., & Smith, T. (2016). Mindfulness and discussing "thorny" issues in the classroom. Cultural Studies of Science Education,11(3); pp. 741–769. DOI:10.1007/s11422-015-9718-0 -- LINK

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