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  1. Carrie Diaz Eaton

    BUILDS is collaborating with BLUE and iDigBio for a webinar series on Inclusive teaching practices!

    Mark your calendar for the first event on Wednesdayril 08, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT

    https://www.idigbio.org/content/stem-inclusive-teaching-practices-webinar-series-episode-one

    EDSIN (Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network), B(ui)LDS (Biological Universal and Inclusive Learning in Data Science, BLUE (Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education), and iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections), are organizing a new webinar series entitled “Inclusive Teaching Practices in STEM Education.” The purpose of this series is to initiate discussion on topics related to inclusive teaching practices while building community among a diversity of STEM disciplines interested in creating more inclusive learning environments for undergraduate students. Our partners represent very different communities in the world of STEM, but we are all really interested in fostering more diverse and inclusive communities, so one goal of this project is to raise awareness of the existing knowledge base and resources that exist.

     

    Episode One will be a conversation with Bryan Dewsbury (University of Rhode Island) one of the authors of the CBE-LSE Inclusive Pedagogy guide moderated by Carrie Diaz Eaton. We will talking with him about inclusive teaching practices and he will be available to answer questions about implementation in the STEM classroom.

     

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  2. Carrie Diaz Eaton

    Episode 2

    EDSIN (Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network), B(ui)LDS (Biological Universal and Inclusive Learning in Data Science, BLUE (Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education), and iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections), are organizing a new webinar series entitled “Inclusive Teaching Practices in STEM Education.” The purpose of this series is to initiate discussion on topics related to inclusive teaching practices while building community among a diversity of STEM disciplines interested in creating more inclusive learning environments for undergraduate students. Our partners represent very different communities in the world of STEM, but we are all really interested in fostering more diverse and inclusive communities, so one goal of this project is to raise awareness of the existing knowledge base and resources that exist.

    Episode Two will introduce Universal Design for Learning (UDL), an educational framework originally developed by CAST that guides instructors in the design of learning environments and educational materials that are accessible, engaging, and challenging for all students. This episode will also offer attendees the opportunity to practice identifying and applying UDL principles to classroom activities. As this episode is designed to be interactive, please attend prepared to collaborate with others as we learn together.

    Please join us on May 13, at 3:00 pm ET at https://ufl.zoom.us/my/idigbio.eodi

    Presenter Bios

    Andrew Hasley, PhD, is a Universal Design for Learning project manager with BIOQUEST where he works on design and delivery of professional development focused on helping undergraduate biology faculty understand and use UDL principles to design learning experiences that allow all learners to thrive. When not helping others implement UDL, he is a geneticist and bioinformatician studying microbial evolution.

    Hayley Orndorf is the Universal Design for Learning Project Manager at BioQUEST and the Project Coordinator at QUBES. In both roles Hayley works to support initiatives around Open Educational Resources and the design and implementation of professional development that focuses on Universal Design for Learning.

    Webinar announcement link: https://www.idigbio.org/content/stem-inclusive-teaching-practices-webinar-series-episode-two

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  3. Carrie Diaz Eaton

    uick reminder - Episode 3 of our Inclusive Teaching Webinar Series is today at 3pm EST - so log on!

    https://www.idigbio.org/content/stem-inclusive-teaching-practices-webinar-series-episode-three

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  4. Carrie Diaz Eaton

    Day/Time: Wednesday, July 29 4 PM EST

    Zoom link and other information: https://www.idigbio.org/content/stem-inclusive-teaching-practices-episode-four

    Description: Inclusive teaching means teaching in ways that do not exclude students, accidentally or intentionally, implicitly or explicitly, from opportunities to learn and thrive. For inclusive teaching to be authentic, effective, and transformative, it is necessary for educators to ensure that their perception of students’ experience and expectations aligns with students’ phenomenological reality. 

    This webinar will examine faculty perception of the purpose of STEM according to their students. Does their understanding align with their students'?  Participants will explore concrete, evidence-informed strategies to (1) align what students expect from their education with what faculty think; (2) transform the classroom, virtual or in-person into a sanctuary where all students can explore life, the inner and the outer; (3) create a meaning-centered education which is grounded in love of knowledge and humanity. 

    Facilitator: Mays Imad is a neuroscientist and professor of Pathophysiology and Biomedical ethics at Pima Community College, the founding coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Center, and a Gardner Institute Fellow. Dr. Imad’s current research focuses on stress, self-awareness, advocacy, and classroom community, and how these relate to cognition, metacognition, and, ultimately, student learning and success. Through her teaching and research, she seeks to provide her students with transformative opportunities that are grounded in the aesthetics of learning, truth-seeking, and self-realization. 

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