Events

    2020 May 07

    Universal Design: Making Learning Accessible (CFP Education Workshop Series)

    Registration Closed 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom- TBA (To receive a Zoom link participants must RSVP)

    Universal Design: Making Learning Accessible

    Mara Laslo, Ph.D.

    Curriculum Fellow, Developmental and Regenerative Biology 

     
    As teachers, we want to engage all students in our classroom. But students enter the classroom with differing backgrounds, learning styles, and cultural factors that may represent barriers to learning. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for making courses, activities, and assessments that engage all students and remove barriers to learning. In the workshop, we will evaluate...
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    2020 Feb 06

    Peer Instruction: Embracing the Value of the Novice (CFP Education Workshop Series)

    Registration Closed 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Time 306

    Peer Instruction: Embracing the Value of the Novice

    Saoirse McSharry, PhD

    Curriculum Fellow, Cell Biology

     
    Education research shows that, just as researchers and clinicians continually learn from their colleagues, novice students in our classrooms can learn through activities that facilitate peer instruction. The success of such activities,
    however, depend on how we structure and plan for those tasks in advance. In this...
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    2019 Dec 12

    Develop Your Mentoring Philosophy: a workshop for graduate students and postdocs to create individualized mentoring statements (CFP Education Workshop Series)

    Registration Closed 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Modell 100A

    Develop Your Mentoring Philosophy:
    a workshop for graduate students and postdocs to create individualized mentoring statements

    Temperance Rowell, PhD
    Curriculum Fellow, Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program

     

    Formal and informal mentoring relationships often occur for graduate students and postdocs in the laboratory, classroom, or paracurricular activities. Yet when assuming the position of a mentor in a mentoring relationship, what do you consider to be your role to your mentee? How do you clearly convey your approach,...

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    2019 Nov 14

    Applying Growth Mindset in the Classroom (CFP Education Workshop Series)

    Registration Closed 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    TMEC 128

    Applying Growth Mindset in the Classroom

     

    Jelena Patrnogic, PhD

    Curriculum Fellow, Landry Cancer Biology Consortium

     

    How can we motivate students when they often struggle to motivate themselves? How can we help them achieve their goals? A growth...

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    2019 Oct 17

    From Z to A: Principles of backward design (CFP Education Workshop Series)

    Registration Closed 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    TMEC 128

    From Z to A: Principles of backward design

    Saoirse McSharry, Ph.D

    Curriculum Fellow, Cell Biology

     
    This workshop will provide a review of the principles of backward design as originally described by Wiggins and McTIghe in 1988. Participants will examine the characteristics of effective learning objectives, identify desired results, determine acceptable evidence, and finally plan learning...
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    2019 Sep 19

    Better Teaching Through Observations (CFP Education Workshop Series)

    Registration Closed 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    TMEC 328

    Better Teaching Through Observations


    Bradley Coleman, PhD
    Director, HMS Curriculum Fellows Program

     

    A teaching observation is a powerful learning tool, both for the observer and their subject. In this workshop we will discuss the many possible goals of teaching observations, identify the approaches that best suit these goals,  and use hands-on practice to get comfortable recording and delivering...

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    2019 Apr 11

    All of the above: How Multiple Choice Questions Can Support Diverse Learning Goals - CFP Workshop

    Registration Closed 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    TMEC 328
    CFP Education Workshop Series
     

     

    What is a benefit of using multiple choice questions in assessments? They can be:
    A) Quickly, consistently, and objectively graded
    B) Used to assess conceptual understanding of course material
    C) Easily iterated to create different versions of the same assessment
    D) All of the above
     
    Multiple choice...
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    2019 Feb 28

    Asking Questions to Foster Learning - CFP Workshop

    Registration Closed 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    TMEC 328
    CFP Education Workshop Series

    Asking Questions to Foster Learning


    We've all heard that you should ask questions when you teach. This workshop is a chance to learn and share strategies to ask these questions in a way that best fosters learning. We will discuss: (1) how to write questions that are aligned with your learning objectives, (2) how to...

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    2018 Nov 15

    Using Canvas to Engage Student Learning (CFP Education Workshop Series)

    Registration Closed 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    TMEC 333

    Using Canvas to Engage Student Learning

    Rachel Wright, PhD

    Curriculum Fellow, Genetics

     

    Learning management systems offer online platforms to organize your course content, handle administrative tasks, and interact with students. In this workshop, we will discuss the best practices in designing a course website using Canvas. Topics will include organizational strategies to make your website user-friendly and instructor tools to motivate student participation. We will also demonstrate ways to engage students remotely and to support...
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    2018 Oct 18

    Using What’s Out There: Identifying and evaluating public resources for teaching science (CFP Education Workshop Series)

    Registration Closed 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    TMEC 448

    Using What’s Out There: Identifying and evaluating public resources for teaching science

     

    Deepali Ravel, PhD

    Curriculum Fellow, Infectious Disease Consortium

     

    Creating a class session or course that is effective, engaging, and inclusive can seem intimidating, especially when you feel you don’t have the necessary experience or time. Fortunately, there are many publicly-available teaching materials that you can incorporate into a lesson to meet these goals. This interactive...

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    2018 Sep 20

    Finding Your Philosophy of Teaching (and writing it down) (CFP Education Workshop Series)

    Registration Closed 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    TMEC 128

    Finding Your Philosophy of Teaching (and writing it down)

     

    Bradley Coleman, PhD

    Co-Director HMS Curriculum Fellows Program

     

    A Teaching Statement or Teaching Philosophy is often a required part of an academic job application. Regardless of whether teaching will be your primary focus or it’s merely a requirement of the position, a well-written statement can set you apart from other applicants. This workshop will step through the process of identifying and developing a...
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    2018 May 10

    Who Wants to Explain Figure 1? (CFP Education Workshop Series)

    Registration Closed 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Modell 100A

    Who Wants to Explain Figure 1? Strategies to Optimize In-Class Paper Discussions

     

    Tari Tan, Ph.D.

    Curriculum Fellow, Neurobiology

     

    The discussion of primary research articles is a core feature of science education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the key components of a “successful” in-class paper discussion and describe how evidence-based teaching practices such as backwards design and inclusive teaching strategies can be implemented to optimize paper...

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