Michigan State University and the CREATE for STEM Institute welcome the community to come and participate in Preparing Novices for Ambitious Science Teaching Conference. This NSF-sponsored event will be held on June 4, 2018 in the Kiva of the MSU College of Education. Event is open to the public. Lunch provided. Space is limited, so please register soon using the conference website: https://astp.create4stem.org/
The Society for Freshwater Science, which will have its meeting in Michigan this year, is sponsoring a free workshop in stream ecology on Saturday, May 19 (9:30 am - 4:00 pm) in Plymouth. Formal and non-formal educators, science teachers, environmental educators, watershed groups and families are welcome! Make sure to register by contacting Tara Muenz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.268.2153, ext.301 by May 1.
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Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, 701 West Cloverdale Road, Hast
Join Institute scientists, local groups, and Barry County students in celebrating science. Families will be able to participate in hands-on activities geared towards preschool through 5th grade students. This event will include both indoor and outdoor activities, weather permitting. This event is FREE.
FRIB Auditorium 640 South Shaw Lane East Lansing, MI 48824
We hope you can join us for the STEM Education Alliance Spring Meeting which will highlight the transformation of gateway physics courses and the vision for introductory physics education at MSU. Multiple presenters from the Department of Physics and Astronomy will describe their exciting lecture and laboratory course transformation efforts. The meeting will feature short individual and panel presentations with time for questions and discussion. Like previous STEM Alliance meetings, the goals are to improve communication, start conversations, and facilitate collaborations across campus. See agenda below.
Title: Is biology education evolving? Critiquing three cases of high school and undergraduate biology education reform
Abstract: Questions are at the heart of biological inquiry. The discipline is shaped by an endless variety of avenues for investigation and an equally diverse and creative set of methods that help justify claims about the living world. Yet, biology as taught in schools rarely reflects the structure of the discipline as carried out at the bench or in the field. This talk will compare the affordances and constraints of three cases of reform in biological education across high school and undergraduate contexts.
Title: That’s Beautiful! Aesthetics and Science Education
Abstract: One of the central roles of science education is to cause students to fall in love, and therefore become interested and engaged in science. Gallagher (1997) wrote “We become what we love. Our destiny is in our desires, yet what we seek to possess soon comes to possess us in thought, feeling, and action. That is why the ancient Greeks made the education of erōs, or passionate desire, the supreme aim of education. They thought it necessary to educate erōs to desire the good” (p xiii).