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Tuesday, January 29

  1. page Teaching Resources edited ... This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing, but rather a compilation of my favorite we…
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    This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing, but rather a compilation of my favorite web sites, books, and videos to share with teachers, as well as learning materials to share with students. This is where I get some of my inspiration and ideas for active learning activities that I can adapt to my classroom. Please contact me with information about new good stuff!
    Recent Reads
    I am finally reading the March 2012 issue of one of my favorite biology ed research journals, CBE-LSE (<http://www.lifescied.org/>),“Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques: Promising Directions From Cognitive and came across this essay.
    They cite the Bloom's 2-Sigma paper (see <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloom's_2_Sigma_Problem>)
    Educational Psychology"
    by John Dunlosky, Katherine A. Rawson, Elizabeth J. Marsh, Mitchell J. Nathan,
    and others. See abstract below:
    The
    Daniel T. Willingham
    http://psi.sagepub.com/content/14/1/4.full.pdf?ijkey=Z10jaVH/60XQM&keytype=ref&siteid=sppsi
    "The
    Role of
    ...
    Large Lecture ClassWilliamClass"
    by William
    B. Wood
    ...
    D. Tanner
    CBE-LSE, http://www.lifescied.org/
    Abstract

    Most instructors at one point or another in their careers—during office hours, in the laboratory setting, or as a tutor—have had the luxury of sitting down one-on-one with a student to help him or her learn. For many, the reward of watching the proverbial lightbulb go on over a student's head was a first, addictive step into a career that involved teaching. Now imagine—or for many of us, remember—standing in front of 30, 60, 100, 150, 200, 300, 700, or even 1000 students in a traditional college or university lecture setting. Did you sometimes wish you could just sit down and talk with students from your large lecture individually, and then they would finally get it? What is similar and different about your instructional choices in a large lecture versus a one-on-one situation? To what extent can we translate what is known about effective tutoring to a large lecture setting?
    One-on-one human tutoring has been extensively studied. Insights into what makes it effective is of great interest in a variety of fields, including computer-based tutoring program development, general education research, and training of future teachers. It is well accepted that one-on-one tutoring promotes both greater student learning and increased student motivation to learn compared with traditional, formal classroom teaching and learning settings (Slavin, 1987). However, examination of the research literature on effective tutoring would suggest that this mode of instruction and our approaches to fostering student understanding in large biology lecture classrooms need not be as dramatically different as one might assume. In fact, the differences in what instructors choose to say and do, as well as what they choose not to say and do, in each of these settings may be more critical for learning than the setting itself or the numbers of students involved.
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Friday, August 31

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    Books
    Science of Learning
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    Research Council. Willingham,
    Willingham,
    D. T. (2009).
    Why
    Why Don’t Students
    ...
    School? Jossey-Bass. Stanovich,
    Stanovich,
    K. E. (2009).
    What
    What Intelligence Tests
    ...
    J. (2008).
    Active Learning Types of Activities
    Angelo, T. A. & Cross, K. P. (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. Jossey-Bass.
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Saturday, August 18

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Monday, August 13

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    BERD Faculty Instructional Development Learning Communities and Extended Workshops Designed and Facilitated
    {sense_of_awe.jpg} "Wonderful! Just wonderful!...So much for instilling them with a sense of awe."
    Invited workshop presenter, annually June, July 2010-12, Emory University, GA, NSFWorkshops
    “Assessing Student Learning,” 1.5-hour workshop, Invited Presenter and Consultant for Faculty Team Projects, National Science Foundation Funded
    Inquiry Laboratory Bean Beetle Curriculum Development Workshop
    title: Assessing
    for College Biology Faculty, Annually Summer 2012, 2011, and 2010; Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA
    “Active Learning and Assessment in the College Classroom,” two 3-hour workshops, Invited Presenter, National Association of Biology Laboratory Educators (ABLE) Meeting, October 2011, Las Cruces, NM
    “Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies: How Do We Know There is Learning?” 90-min. interactive seminar, and “Active Learning Models for Teaching Undergraduate Science Courses,” 2.5-hour workshop, Invited Keynote Presenter, Morehouse College Strategies to Assess
    Student Learning
    Director
    Faculty Development Event, April 2010, Atlanta, GA
    “Active Learning in the College Classroom,” two 3-hour workshops, Invited Keynote Presenter, Regional Association of Biology Laboratory Educators (ABLE) Meeting, January 2010, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
    “Active Learning in First Year Courses,” 3-hour workshops, Invited Workshop Facilitator, New Faculty Orientation, Fall 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, Bowling Green State University, OH
    “Active Learning for Community College Faculty,” one week residential workshop (40 hours) for Michigan Life Sciences Community College Faculty, Designed and Directed Program,
    and Lead
    ...
    Active Learning
    A one-week residential workshop (40 hours) for MI Community College Faculty,
    Summer 2009
    University
    2009, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Evidence-Based/Scientific Teaching Learning Communities
    “Active Learning Teaching Strategies,” year long, biweekly, 90-min. workshops, Designed curriculum, facilitated sessions, provided leadership and resources, assessed impact (resulted in two significant research publications, see below), University
    of Michigan
    ...
    Faculty Learning Community,Communities, Three years: 2004/5, 2007/8,
    ...
    HHMI grant support
    BGSU New
    support, Ann Arbor, MI
    “Developing Life Sciences
    Faculty Orientation: Active LearningExpertise in First Year Courses, 2006-8, 2010
    BGSU Life Sciences Graduate Student Learning Community, 2005/6
    BGSU
    Interactive Engagement Teaching and Assessment Strategies,” year long, biweekly, 90-min. workshops, Designed curriculum, facilitated sessions, provided leadership and resources, assessed impact (resulted in two significant research publications, see below), BGSU Life Sciences Faculty Learning Community,Community
    Four years:
    2005/6, 2006/7, 2007/8, 2008/9
    BGSU
    2008/9, Bowling Green State University, OH
    “Developing Natural Sciences Faculty Expertise in Interactive Engagement Teaching and Assessment Strategies,” year long, biweekly, 90-min. workshops, Designed curriculum, facilitated sessions, provided leadership and resources, assessed impact (resulted in two significant research publications, see below), BGSU
    Natural Sciences
    ...
    Learning Community, Three years: 2006/7, 2007/8, 2008/92008/9, Bowling Green State University, OH
    “Developing Future Faculty Expertise in Interactive Engagement Teaching and Assessment Strategies,” year long, biweekly, 90-min. workshops, Designed curriculum, facilitated sessions, provided leadership and resources, assessed impact (contributed to two significant research publications, see below), BGSU Science Graduate Student Learning Community, One year: 2005/6, Bowling Green State University, OH
    “Innovative Teaching Group Learning Community,” anticipated year long, biweekly, 90-min. workshops and out reach activities, co-designer and co-facilitator, 2012/13, Bowling Green State University, OH

    BERD Conference Presentations and Seminars
    Invited talk, Society for“Assessing Student Development of Scientific Thinking Skills using the AdvancementEDAT and ADAT: The Experimental Design and Analysis of Data Ability Tests,” Invited talk, Experimental Biology Education Research (SABER) Meeting, JulyApril 2013, Boston, MA
    “Assessing Students’ Understanding and Acceptance of Evolution,” Invited seminar speaker, Undergraduate Science Education Seminar Series at MSU, January 2013, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
    “Assessing Understanding of the Process of Evolution Reveals Gaps in Student Comprehension of the Connection with DNA,” Invited talk, Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE) Conference, October
    2012, Univ.Sheboygan, WI
    “Assessing Gaps in Students’ Science Reasoning Skills Using the Experimental Design and Analysis
    of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Title: Assessing
    Data Ability Tests (EDAT and ADAT),” Invited poster, Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE) Conference, October 2012, Sheboygan, WI
    “Factors Influencing Student Learning and Attitudes Towards Group Work,” Invited poster, Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE) Conference, October 2012, Sheboygan, WI
    “Assessing
    Students' Comprehension
    ...
    they really UNDERSTAND?, Jaksetic and Sirum
    Invited poster,
    UNDERSTAND?” Invited talk, Society for
    ...
    July 2012, Univ.University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
    Title: Assessing

    “Assessing
    Patterns of
    ...
    Data Ability Tests, Majorcyzk, Andrews, and Sirum
    Invited
    Tests,” Invited poster, Society
    ...
    July 2012, Univ.University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
    Title: Factors

    “Factors
    Influencing Student
    ...
    Course for Non-Majors, Majorczyk and Sirum
    Invited Talk, Introductory Biology Project Summer Conference: Implementing Vision and Change at
    Non-Majors,” Invited poster, Society for the IntroductoryAdvancement of Biology Level, JuneEducation Research (SABER) Meeting, July 2012, AAAS Headquarters, Washington D.C.
    Title: Do
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
    “Do
    they really
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    How Evolution Works, Jaksetic and Sirum
    Invited
    Works,” Invited talk, SocietyNational Science Foundation Sponsored Introductory Biology Project Meeting, June 2012, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
    “Assessing Science Thinking Skills,” Invited poster, NSF Sponsored Introductory
    Biology Education Research (SABER)Project Meeting, July 2011, Univ.June 2012, American Association for the Advancement of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Title: Design
    Science (AAAS) Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
    “Design
    and Use
    ...
    Undergraduate Biology Students
    Invited workshop presenter, National Association
    Students,” Invited talk, Society for the Advancement of Biology Laboratory Educators (ABLE)Education Research (SABER) Meeting, Oct.July 2011, Las Cruces, NM
    title: Active Learning and Assessment in the College Classroom
    Invited
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
    “Student Learning: What Biology Education Research Tells Us,” Invited
    talk, American
    ...
    June 2011, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    title: Student Learning: What Biology

    “Promoting Sustainable STEM
    Education Research Tells Us
    Invited
    Change Through Faculty Learning Communities,” Invited poster, Project
    ...
    Miami, FL
    title: Promoting Sustainable STEM Education Change Through Faculty Learning Communities
    Invited

    “Assessing Science Reasoning,” Invited
    seminar speaker, Dec. 2010, Biology Department, Eastern Michigan Univ., MI
    title: Assessing Science Reasoning
    Invited KEYNOTE presentations, April 29, 2010, Strategies to Assess Student Learning Faculty Development Event, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
    titles: “Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies: How Do We Know There is Learning?” 1.5 hour interactive seminar, and “Active Learning Models for Teaching Undergraduate Science Courses”, 2.5 hour workshop
    Invited KEYNOTE Presenter, Jan. 2010, Regional Association of Biology Laboratory Educators (ABLE) Meeting, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
    title: Active Learning in the College Classroom, two 3 hour workshops
    Invited talk, 2010 Association of College and
    University Biology Educators (ACUBE) Conference, Sylvania, OH
    title: Helping
    Department, December 2010, Ypsilanti, MI
    “Helping
    Students Learn
    ...
    Experimental Design Ability, 40 minute seminar
    Invited
    Ability,” Invited talk, 2010 Association of
    ...
    Biology Educators (ACUBE) Conference,Conference (ACUBE), October 2010, Sylvania, OH
    title: Getting Student Group Work to Work: Characteristics of Individuals that Impact Their Team’s Learning

    “Teaching
    and AttitudesMeasuring Rational Thinking in an Introductory Biology Classroom, 20 minute talk, Majorczyk and Sirum, ACUBE 2010 Carlock Award
    Invited
    the Science Classroom,” Invited talk, 2009 Association of
    ...
    Biology Educators Conference,Conference (ACUBE), October 2009, Kansas City, MO
    title: Teaching and Measuring Rational Thinking

    “Team-Based Learning
    in the Science Classroom, one hour talk
    Invited
    Introductory Biology Classroom,” Invited talk, 2009 Association of
    ...
    Biology Educators Conference,Conference (ACUBE), October 2009, Kansas City, MO
    title: Team-Based Learning in the Introductory Biology Classroom, 90 min. workshop
    Invited seminar speaker, Feb. 14, 2009, Kent State Univ., OH
    title: Scientific

    “Scientific
    Teaching and
    ...
    at Student Learning
    Invited talk, 2008 Association of College and
    Learning,” Invited seminar speaker, Kent State University Biology Educators Conference, Hopkinsville, KY
    title: The
    Department, February 14, 2009, Kent, OH
    “The
    Experimental Design
    ...
    Probe Critical Thinking, one hour talk
    Invited
    Thinking,” Invited talk, 2008 Association of
    ...
    Biology Educators Conference,Conference (ACUBE), October 2008, Hopkinsville, KY
    title: Science

    “Science
    Faculty Learning
    ...
    Promote Scientific Teaching, 90 min. workshop
    Invited
    Teaching,” Invited talk, 2008 IUPUI Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN
    title: Science
    Association of College and University Biology Educators Conference (ACUBE), October 2008, Hopkinsville, KY
    “Science
    Faculty Learning
    ...
    Gains Survey (PALG), 40 min. talk
    Invited poster, 2008 IUPUI
    (PALG),” Invited talk, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Assessment Institute,Institute
    September 2008,
    Indianapolis, IN
    title: Measurement

    “Measurement
    of the
    ...
    Instructional Development Programs
    Invited presentation, 2007 Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education Conference, Pittsburg, PA—Selected as one of six 2007 POD Innovation Award Finalists
    title: Assessing
    Programs,” Invited poster, IUPUI Assessment Institute, September 2008, Indianapolis, IN
    “Assessing
    the Impact
    ...
    (PAL) Gains Survey,Survey,” Invited talk and Selected as one hour talk
    Invited presentation,
    of six 2007 POD Innovation Award Finalists, Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in
    ...
    Education Conference, October 2007, Pittsburg, PA
    title: Bringing

    “Bringing
    Critical Thinking
    ...
    Introductory Biology Classrooms, 40 min. talk
    Invited presentation, 2007
    Classrooms,” Invited talk, Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education Conference, October 2007, Pittsburg, PA
    “Developing Critical Thinking Skills and Dispositions in the Introductory Biology Classroom,” Invited talk,
    International Society
    ...
    and Learning (ISSOTL) Conference, June 2007, Sydney, Australia
    title: Bringing Critical Thinking Skills and Dispositions to the Introductory Biology Classroom, one hr. talk
    Invited presentation, 2006

    “Enabling Interactive Engagement Pedagogy Through Digital Technology,” Invited talk,
    International Conference on eLiteracy, June 2006, Loughboro, UK
    title: Enabling Interactive Engagement Pedagogy Through Digital Technology, one hour talk
    Invited presentation, 2005

    “Talking About Teaching: A Faculty Learning Community Promotes and Supports SoTL,” Invited talk,
    International Society
    ...
    and Learning (ISSOTL) Conference, June 2005, Vancouver, B.C.
    title: Talking About Teaching: A Faculty Learning Community Promotes and Supports SoTL, one hour talk

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