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CPET Seminar: How Do I Know It Works? Evidence-Based Pedagogies For Undergraduate STEM

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
11:00am to 12:00pm
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Please join us on Tuesday, May 18th at 11am PDT for a pedagogy seminar by Dr. Kelsey Metzger of University of Minnesota, Rochester.

Seminar Abstract:

Although many science educators are not formally taught in curriculum design, pedagogy, or learning theory, they are increasingly being asked to make evidenced-based decisions regarding their teaching, and to adopt effective student-centered teaching practices. How can science educators approach their teaching in ways that are similar to how they approach their work at the bench or in the field, particularly if they are trying out a new approach to teaching? Whether you are interested in evaluating student learning, perceptions, or attitudes, Kelsey will discuss ways to pose questions, gather evidence, and evaluate data to make informed decisions about teaching practices through the use of research vignettes from Kelsey's published and ongoing research including the assessment of active learning strategies and interventions designed to counter stereotype threat in STEM.

CPET is pleased that Dr. Kelsey Metzger has accepted our invitation to speak at Caltech. Dr. Kelsey Metzger graduated with her BS in biology from UND in 2003, and her MS in biology with a focus in developmental genetics in 2005. She then studied biology and biology education at Idaho State University, completing her doctoral studies in 2009. She arrived at the new University of Minnesota campus in Rochester in July of 2009 as a postdoctoral associate to help create the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree, a couple of months before the first undergraduate cohort of BSHS students arrived in the Fall of 2009. Dr. Metzger is now a tenured associate professor in the Center for Learning Innovation at UMR, and has published research in a variety areas in teaching and learning in higher education, including teaching practices in active learning classrooms, student understanding of biology concepts, student metacognition, curriculum development, and assessment.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP HERE.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, please contact Jenn Weaver by email at [email protected].