speaker series

Education Policy Speaker Series: Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell

Busting Out of the Iron Cage: Network Mobilization and Principal Responses to Normative Institutional Pressures Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell is an associate professor of education with expertise in leadership, management, and organizations at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Bridwell-Mitchell’s research builds on her three areas of training and study: organizational management and theory, public policy, and… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: BaoHui Zhang

Title: STEM Fever – Is STEM Education Good for All? Abstract: STEM refers to the four specific disciplines–Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM education was meant to develop interests and competence for K-12 and college students to be able to work in STEM fields either as scientists or experienced workers after they graduate. However, people… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Dr. Susan Nolen

Title: Revolution in Engineering Education: Creating a more inclusive and meaningful environment for students and faculty Abstract: With an NSF Revolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments (RED) grant, the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University seeks to create (1) a culture where everyone in the CBEE community feels valued and… Read More »

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 »