November 5, 2013
FINESSE-NASA FACULTY INSTITUTE FOR EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE EDUCATION
A 2-Day Science Methods Teaching Excellence Workshop
December 7-8, 2013 in San Francisco, preceding the American Geophysical Union AGU Fall Meeting
January 14-15, 2014 in San Antonio, preceding the Association for Science Teacher Education ASTE International Conference
DESCRIPTION: The FINESSE Team provides 2-day interactive teaching excellence workshops for college and university faculty who prepare future science teachers to work with highly diverse student populations. These workshops focus on reforming and revitalizing undergraduate science teaching methods courses and Earth and Space science survey courses, such as ASTRO 101 and GEOL 101, that future teachers most often take. The goals are to enhance courses with contemporary pedagogies and data-rich problem-based learning approaches steeped in authentic scientific inquiry, which consistently demonstrate effectiveness with diverse students. Participants themselves will conduct mini-science data-rich research projects during the institutes using highly regarded approaches to inquiry using proven models that can be readily applied in your classes next semester. Most importantly, the Institute agenda allocates significant time to illustrating best practices for working with diverse students. Participants leave with a well-formulated action plan to reform their courses targeting future teachers to include more data-rich scientific inquiry lessons and to be better focused on improving science education for a wide diversity of students. Pre-registration is recommended and participants are encouraged to bring their personal laptop computers with MS Office (or OpenOffice) installed.
$250 STIPEND: Participants who are full-time college and university faculty who participate in the entire 2-day workshop are eligible to receive a $250 stipend to help subsidize some of their expenses for attending. The stipend will be paid approximately 8 weeks after the workshop.
INVITED PRESENTERS INCLUDE:
Sophia Marshall, Tougaloo College, Mississippi
Rick Pomeroy, University of California – Davis
Debby Stork, University of Dubuque
Stephanie Slater, CAPER Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research
Tim Slater, University of Wyoming, among others
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Timothy F Slater, Ph.D.
University of Wyoming
Excellence in Higher Education
Endowed Chair of Science Education
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September 24, 2013
Sapling Learning has an open position for an astronomy support representative and content developer. Please see the link below for more information.
September 11, 2013
Read Discover article http://discovermagazine.com/2013/oct/17-science-adviser-to-the-stars#.UjBfDsasim4 on Hollywood science writer Kevin Grazier yet?
June 18, 2013
Tim having trouble finding time 2prepare Thursday’s ‘Time Management Workshop for New Professors’ in CollegePark
May 28, 2013
Don’t miss hearing @Slater_Steph anie speak Aug 3-5 at Shoreleave http://www.shore-leave.com/guests/stephanie-j-slater.htm <<…>>
May 3, 2013
Fantastic Non-Technical Astronomy YouTube Lectures for #ASTRO101 Available at http://www.youtube.com/SVAstronomyLectures/ from Silicon Valley Astro Club
May 1, 2013
Check out Tim Slater’s tell-all webinar on HOW TO HACK A CONFERENCE at http://youtu.be/KSaoLQFESrQ
April 26, 2013
See Tim Slater’s Lecture at Northwestern University, May 6 at 4pm in Tech F160 ciera.northwestern.edu/Visitors/current_and_future_visitors.php#slater
April 16, 2013
Still room to attend June Hawai’i #ASTRO101 teaching workshop http://caperteam.com/CAPERCon.html (and get $250!)