Advanced Teaching Institute: Mastering Misconceptions in STEM

The semester-long institute comprises a series of seven interactive workshop-style Zoom sessions. We will meet on Thursdays from 10:30AM – noon Pacific. Advanced Teaching Institutes are intended for faculty who have completed a previous CET Faculty Teaching Institute or the Accelerated Online Teaching Institute.

Mastering Misconceptions in STEM will provide a supportive and informative space for faculty to engage in discussions of evidence-based instructional techniques that support deep learning for STEM students. Institute facilitators, guest speakers, and participants will engage in the following topics:

  • Managing challenging discussions around scientific consensus and evidence
  • Tapping into research to effectively bridge gaps between STEM novices and experts
  • Strategies to normalize struggle in the STEM classroom and beyond
  • How inclusion and diversity can drive scientific progress and discovery
  • Practical course activities that support students as independent learners
  • Cooperative assignment design to model scholarly collaboration
  • Considerations for lab and field work to support students’ deep learning

Dates for Live Zoom Sessions in Spring 2023

Thursdays from 10:30 am – Noon Pacific Time

  • January 12
  • January 26
  • February 9
  • February 23
  • March 9
  • March 30
  • April 13

Certificates of completion will be given to those who participate in at least six of the seven synchronous Zoom sessions.

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