speaker series

CREATE Science Seminar: Dr. Matthew Kloser

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,… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Dr. Kevin Haudek, MSU

Title: Using Automated Analysis to Reveal Student Thinking in STEM Abstract: In the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group, we develop constructed response assessment items and associated predictive machine learning models that allow formative evaluation of student writing. This talk will provide a brief overview of the methodology we employ to develop automated… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar-Dr. Marilyne Stains, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Title: Importance of characterizing STEM faculty members’ instructional mindsets and practices in an era of instructional transformation Abstract: Local and national initiatives to improve the learning experiences of students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses have been on-going for a couple of decades with a heightened momentum within the last ten years.… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar-Dr. Louise Mead and Dr. Alexa Warwick, BEACON Center, MSU

Title: ConnectedBio curriculum: three-dimensional learning from molecules to populations Abstract: Students are often taught evolution isolated from genetic and cellular mechanisms. In reality, a complete understanding of evolution requires knowledge spanning many biological sub-disciplines and levels. To address this issue, the ConnectedBio project team (MSU, Concord Consortium) is developing a set of technology-enhanced lessons for… Read More »

CHAE Speaker Series: Japanese Higher Education & The “Glonacal”

In this symposium, HALE faculty and students share observations and analyses regarding their recent study abroad tour of higher education institutions in Japan for the course EAD 972: International Comparative Higher Education. Issues discussed include but are not limited to: different types of higher education institutions, internationalization, academic work, demographics, organizational change, governance, and curriculum.… Read More »

CHAE Speaker Series: A Conceptual Model of College Going & Choice

Speaker: Assistant Professor Gabriel R. Serna Title: A Conceptual Model of College Going and Choice: An Identity Economics Approach Description: Taking guidance from the expansive literature on college choice and going, I have proposed a new conceptual model. Relying on four, well-known, conceptual, theoretical, and analytic approaches: economic, sociological, information processing, and combined theories of college… Read More »

Early Learning Institute Community Speaker Series

Early Learning Institute Community Speaker Series

The Early Learning Institute is hosting three-part community speaker series event on May 1st, June 7th and July 12th. The series will include: May 1st: Parent Expert Panel June 7th: Community Mental Health and Real Opportunities for Independence: “Coordination of Care for Children with ASD: Balancing School with Therapy.” July 12th: Advocacy and the IEP… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Kristen St. John, James Madison University

Title: Building a Stronger DBER Community: Disciplinary and Cross-Disciplinary Examples Abstract: An effective DBER community of practice is one that builds competency and capacity in DBER and generates results that can advance disciplinary teaching and learning. This presentation will draw on disciplinary and cross-disciplinary examples of recent efforts to strengthen the DBER community of practice.… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar Speaker: Dr. Marcy Towns

Title: Blending chemical and mathematical knowledge as solve problems in chemical kinetics Abstract: Answering recent calls for discipline-based education research and interdisciplinary work, this study seeks to investigate how students integrate chemistry and mathematics during problem-solving in chemical kinetics, a context that has little attention in the literature. This work investigates the following research question:… Read More »