Promoting Student STEM Skills Through Inquiry Instruction
A Hands-on In-depth Workshop on Active Learning
June 1-2, 2017
This day-and-a-half long workshop on Thursday and Friday will feature workshop leader Gordon Uno, a renowned educator and leader in promoting active learning. He presented at the AAC&U conference Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education last fall in Boston. Gordon managed to be both entertaining and educational while never losing sight of the practical realities of teaching. We were inspired to bring him here for this more detailed, hands-on workshop and share the “Gordon Experience” with other interested colleagues.
Gordon’s training and research are in plant biology, but the workshop topics, examples, and methods span the STEM disciplines. The three sessions (two Thursday, one Friday) focus on evidence-based, active-learning methods and other high-impact practices appropriate for those just starting out as well as seasoned veterans. On Thursday evening there will be a reception and dinner for interested workshop participants (limited seating) to get to know one another and foster the developing active-learning community.
Support to organize this event was received from the Ada Howe Kent Fund and CTLR.
More workshop information and online registration details are available at: http://sites.middlebury.edu/stemskills2017/