LSC Guide—Webinar IV: Exploring teaching labs

Thursday, May 1, 2014

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Registration fee per institution: $100.  This fee includes access to a recording of the webinar.

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LSC Guide—Webinar IV:  Exploring teaching labs: 21st century STEM teaching labs are evidence of how research on learning is transforming undergraduate learning environments—that learning is becoming more collaborative and more authentic—preparing learners for the world of STEM practitioners beyond the campus.  
Questions addressed:  How is attention to ‘science as a team sport’ transforming teaching labs in the undergraduate setting?  What is a teaching lab to do, to be [what is its job description?] What role does the teaching lab have in socializing learners into a common of practice?  What are the most cost-effective approaches to shaping teaching labs that can serve into the future with ease?
  • Amelia J. Ahern-Rindell, Associate Professor, Department of Biology - University of Portland and President-Elect - Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Elizabeth L. Ambos, Executive Officer - Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Richard M. Heinz, Principal and Vice President - RFD
  • Mike Jackson, Chair of the Department of Physics - Central Washington University
  • Michael Reagan, Vice President, Science+Technology Market Sector Lead - Stantec
  • Julio C. Rivera, Provost & Professor of Geography - Carthage College
Learning outcomes for the Spring 2014 LSC series of webinars on ecosystems
How to connect the dots between:
  • institutional goals for student learning--what learners are to become and the process of planning spaces for learning
  • research on how learning happens to the process of planning spaces for learning
  • the work of pioneering agents of change on other campuses and local efforts to shape and sustain an ecosystem of learning spaces
  • the process of planning spaces for learning and the institutional vision of its future.