CAE's Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop for Current and Future Astronomy and Space Science Instructors
Sunday, 6 January| 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Organizer: Edward Prather, University of Arizona
Want to motivate students to become active participants in their learning? So do we! Developed over the past 15 years by working with thousands of instructors, postdocs, and graduate students, this workshop provides current and future instructors with authentic experiences in effectively implementing proven active learning strategies that significantly increase students' understanding. We will introduce participants to a wide variety of classroom-tested instructional techniques and materials that motivate and empower students to engage in learning about the big ideas in Astronomy and Space Science.
This inclusive, supportive and active workshop environment provides first-hand experience with a range of instructional strategies including interactive lecturing, Think-Pair-Share, and collaborative group activities (including, Lecture-Tutorials, Ranking Tasks, and Student Representation Tasks). These instructional strategies are designed to increase students' conceptual understandings as well as help them develop and improve their abilities to think critically, interpret graphs, reason about quantitative data, and improve their self-efficacy. Join your colleagues in learning more about how to transform your classroom into a vibrant learning environment with more motivated and confident learners!
We at CAE are continually evolving our professional development experiences based on the needs and recommendations of our workshop participants. If it's been a while since you participated in one of our Teaching Excellence Workshops, we encourage you to come take part in this new experience!
CAE workshops have been hosted all around the country at universities, colleges, and national meetings of professional societies (such as the American Astronomical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers). By participating, you'll become part of a nationwide community of practice, along with over 4000 past workshop participants and other educators of Earth, Astronomy, and Space Science. Our CAE on-line community of practice is dedicated to helping each other in a supportive online environment through advice and recommendations, as well as conversations about effective classroom strategies, interesting pedagogical resources, current science education research, and more