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Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists: An ASCB Regional Meeting, originally scheduled on May 30, 2020, has now become virtual AND free! We hope you will join us for an exciting mix of science, education, and discussion groups. This four-hour meeting via Zoom is designed for a teaching-intensive audience of life scientists and will be held on May 30, 2020 (9:00 am-1:00 pm PDT).

The meeting will include education research plenaries by Sara Brownell and Rachel Kennison, workshops (Introduction to ggplot, Science Literacy, Teaching Evolution, and CUREs), and lunch discussion groups in breakout rooms.

For the complete details about the program and to register, visithttps://www.ascb.org/ascb-meetings/teaching-tomorrows-scientists-an-ascb-regional-meeting-2/ 

This meeting is sponsored by the American Society for Cell Biology, miniPCR, and SimBio.

 

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PEDAGOGY WORKSHOP: CO-CREATING THE FUTURE THROUGH SOCIALLY-DIRECTED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

Station1 (Lawrence, Massachusetts) 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts) 

Thursday January 23rd (evening) - 26th (Sunday), 2020 

Please forward to groups and distribution lists (i.e. faculty, instructors, and post-doctoral associates) with interest in this topic!

For individuals interested in attending, more information and an interest survey can be found on this webpage: 

https://www.station1.org/station1-blog/2020-pedagogy-workshop

This three-day interactive, collaborative pedagogy workshop welcomes instructors from across STEM disciplines, humanities, and social sciences to learn, share, reflect, and co-create pedagogy at the intection of inclusion, inquiry, and impact. Hosted at Station1’s unique inclusive active learning space, this program is built around leading pedagogical frameworks, approaches, tools, and assessment methods for socially-directed STEM inquiry. Throughout the workshop participants will develop plans for their own integrated course modules, and build community with like-minded educators dedicated to leading curricular and pedagogical reform in the teaching of science and technology topics. 

The workshop will take place on January 23rd, 2020 (Thursday evening event, 6pm-8pm at MIT) and January 24th (Friday), January 25th (Saturday), January 26th (Sunday), 2020 from 10am-5pm in Lawrence, Massachusetts (accessible by MBTA commuter rail). Participants are asked to be present for the duration of the workshop as the structure will be collaborative and iterative. The workshop participation fee ($110) includes instructional materials, lunch, and dinner. 

This workshop will engage educators who are involved in college level teaching from across disciplines related to science and technology themes broadly defined. Participants from community colleges, minority-serving institutions, liberal arts colleges, baccalaureate institutions, and public institutions are particularly welcome. While educators of all ranks are expected to participate, this workshop is an excellent opportunity for postdoctoral researchers aiming to develop their teaching philosophy and advance their pedagogical knowledge in preparation for academic positions.

The facilitators for this workshop include:

Ellan Spero, Co-founder and Chief Curriculum Officer of Station1, Instructor and Historian of Science, Technology, and Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christine Ortiz, Founder of Station1 and Morris Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Sunand Bhattacharya, Instructor at Station1 and Associate Vice Provost, Design and Innovation Strategies at Boston College 

The capacity for this workshop is approximately 40 participants. If interested in attending, please fill out the following interest survey by the target deadline of December 20th, 2019. For more information please email info@station1.org.

For more information and to fill out an interest survey, navigate here.

This workshop is sponsored by and will take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Laboratory (MIT J-WEL) (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Station1 (Lawrence, Massachusetts). 

MIT J-WEL promotes excellence and transformation in education at MIT and worldwide. This initiative engages educators, technologists, policymakers, societal leaders, employers, and employees through online and in-person collaborations, workshops, research, and information-sharing events. J-WEL member organizations work with MIT faculty and staff to address global opportunities for scalable change in education. 

Station1 is an exciting startup nonprofit higher educational institution based in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that is building a foundation for the university of the future through a new integrated, interdisciplinary, and inclusive approach to socially-directed science and technology education, research, and entrepreneurship. The mission of Station1 is to expand educational opportunity and develop equitable, ethical, and sustainable science and technologies.

CBE - Life Sciences Education

CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE), a free, online quarterly journal, is published by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). LSE is written by and to serve professionals engaged in biology teaching in all environments, including faculty at large research universities who teach but do not view teaching as their primary mission, as well as those whose teaching is the major focus of their careers, in primarily undergraduate institutions, museums and outreach programs, junior and community colleges, and K–12 schools. All issues are published electronically. One highlights issue, containing the best content of the year, is compiled (but no longer printed) each winter in support of public information efforts.

Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education

The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education is a free open access journal that features original, previously unpublished, peer-reviewed articles that foster scholarly teaching, and provide readily adoptable resources in biology education.