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Describing and Measuring STEM Teaching Practices

I think you can order print copies of this from AAAS. 

Description here: http://www.aaas.org/news/new-aaas-resources-support-undergraduate-stem-education-reform

Download here: http://ccliconference.org/measuring-teaching-practices/

Much more focused on assessment.

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How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience & School

How People Learn is a classic - I don’t think you can go wrong with it. 

Survey of ed psych and cognitive science research.

Full text available online. 

http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309070368

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Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering

I haven’t read this one yet but it is hot of the presses and likely to get some attention. I believe that it is an attempt to connect teachers to the Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering (2012) also NAS.

Full text available online.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18687/reaching-students-what-research-says-about-effective-instruction-in-undergraduate

National Research Council. Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2015.

 

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Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America

https://llk.media.mit.edu/courses/readings/Collins-Rethinking-Education.pdf

I found this to be a pretty forward looking discussion about the impact of technology on education. The link leads to a summary of the argument that might help you decide if you want to read it all.

 

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F-stastistics

Students calculate F-statistics using data on 73 subpopulations of the outcrossing species Phlox drummondii. They compare their findings to data that I already presented in class on the highly selfing species Phlox cuspidata.

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This is a nice tutorial on mixed effect linear models.

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Mini-poster on Lotka-Volterra competition model

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Mini-poster on selection at a diallelic locus model

Created by Bob Sheehy

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Mini-poster on selection at a diallelic locus model

Created by Jeremy Seto

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Mini-poster on inbreeding model

Created by Alison Hale

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Summary of feedback from Google survey

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Exploring the Lotka-Volterra Competition Model using Two Species of Parasitoid Wasps

This lab activity is published by ESA in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE).

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Calculating Fitness

Exercise on calculating fitness and selection coefficients.

Created by Bob Sheehy at Radford University

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Population genetics simulation program

Created by Bob Sheehy at Radford University

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Useful power calculator for lots of different statistical tests.

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This is an article in MAA's Innovative Teaching Exchange that describes strategies to get students past thoughtless number crunching, guessing, and intuition when it comes to solving probability problems.  

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From the project website " Workshop Statistics:  Discovery with Data, A Bayesian Approach, Key College Press; ISBN: 1930190123 (coauthored with Allan J. Rossman of Dickinson College) is a collection of classroom and homework activities designed to introduce the student to concepts in data analysis, probability, and statistical inference.  Students work toward learning these concepts through the analysis of genuine data and hands-on probability...

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NetLogo

NetLogo is a multi-agent programmable modeling environment. It is used by tens of thousands of students, teachers and researchers worldwide.

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Ilya Shunko onto collection of strange stuff

SIAM Life Science Videos

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CDC Flu Challenge Winner

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Drew LaMar onto Epidemiology