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...
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...
Curriculum Fellow, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Experimental design and science communication are often cited as essential skills for trainees in the sciences, but they are not uniformly taught or assessed across graduate or undergraduate curricula. In this seminar, we will describe our...
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...
Joya Mukerji earned her PhD from Harvard Medical School's Division of Medical Sciences, Program in Virology, in the laboratory of Dana Gabuzda, at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dual passions for investigating molecular mechanisms in biology and facilitating effective...
Tufts University School of Medicine - Sackler 218; 145 Harrison Ave., Boston MA
CFP/RISE Meeting on Science Education
Stephanie Tammen (Co-Director of the Teaching the Great Diseases Program)
Revati Masilamani (Research Associate and Lead Instructor)
Online learning is becoming a more common tool for professional development and continuing education, yet only a minority of students complete online courses in which they enroll. In this workshop we will...