Dr. Ginger Shutlz will be the next speaker in our fall lineup of seminars - we are so pleased to have her here with us! Ginger earned a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry at the University of Oregon, where she also taught hands-on science to elementary school children through an NSF GK-12 fellowship. Her interests then turned to education-focused research through a teaching postdoc in Chemistry at the University of Michigan, where she joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry in 2016.
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:00am
CREATE for STEM Institute, open conference area
Please join us at the first Crafting Engaging Science Environments Mini-Conference, to be held in the CREATE for STEM suites beginning Monday, 9/9 at 1pm, and concluding on Wednesday, 9/11, at 10am. This multi-million dollar study funded by the National Science Foundation has allowed researchers, both at MSU and in Finland, to revolutionize the way that high school students learn physics and chemistry.
Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Dr., Hickory
July 17 or 23, 2019
Featuring CREATE's Renee Bayer!
During this one-day workshop, you will participate in three outdoor investigations, practice outdoor teaching techniques, discuss barriers and benefits of teaching outdoors and begin a plan for a lesson or activity.
CREATE for STEM Institute is very excited to announce Dr. Christopher Hoadley, New York University, as the keynote speaker for its 2019 Mini Conference to be held on May 6, 2019 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (Big Ten A Room).
Title: (How much) Can we reasonably expect research to improve teaching and learning?
Abstract: Can research tell us ‘what works’ in education? The basic premises of natural science research may not align well with the phenomena of schooling, in that generalizability, replicability, and treatment control may not make sense. Interpretivistic qualitative research generally has a distant relationship to interventionism. In this talk, I describe some of the types of knowledge we can generate that can improve teaching and learning, including design-based research and design-based implementation research, and try to compare this to what society expects of education research.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, May 2, 2019 (All day)
AMR, University Park Dr, #100, Okemos, MI 48864
The Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network is excited to invite you to an all expenses paid, two-day workshop, during which we will take a deep dive into using SageModeler, the tool used for CREATE's secondary science units.
Traditionally distinct scientific disciplines are merging to create new opportunities. Share the excitement and challenge through seminars and discussions with nationally recongnized pioneers in Science at the Edge.
Join Carlo Piermarocchi, from MSU's Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, as he discusses Spin Glass Models of Cancer Cells.
Designing NGSS aligned, PBL curriculum to support students’ understanding, engagement and socio-emotional learning. The vision set forth by the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the subsequent Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that builds from it calls for teaching geared towards helping students make sense of the world around them. Project-based learning, with its focus on making sense of meaningful questions and complex phenomena through students investigations, aligns with NGSS Performance Expectation.
Please mark your calendars for Friday, April 19, at 11:30am for the CMSE Brown Bag Seminar, which will be presented by Nat Hawkins. Nat has been working with myself and Brian O’Shea for the last year on an education research project aimed at understanding what the critical skills and competencies are that employers look for when hiring undergraduate students, both in industry and academia. Nat’s work is being used to review current CMSE curriculum and will be used to inform future curriculum development.