Brian Coppola visiting IUPUI next month

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy   (full - no more seats available)

Tuesday, April 17 | UL 1126 | 1:30 - 4  p.m.
Register »  | Presenter: Brian Coppola | Organizer: Terri Tarr

This event is full. Please call the CTL at 317-274-1300

A statement of teaching philosophy is a discipline-centered argument about one’s instructional practices. As with any other professional argumentation, the essay ought to have a thesis (or claim), and a coherent text that focuses on providing evidence that warrants the claim. In this workshop, participants will prepare an outline for their personal teaching statement. In preparation, participants should think about one sentence: a global statement about student learning that represents your most significant instructional goal.

 

Discipline-Centered Instructional Design and Assessment

Wednesday, April 18 | UL 1126 | 9 a.m. - 12  p.m.
Register »  | Presenter: Brian Coppola | Organizer: Terri Tarr

On the first day of their new positions as professors, individuals have been incredibly well prepared to carry out a narrow range of activities, namely, how to design, implement, and assess discovery research. Ever since the publication of “Scholarship Reconsidered,” in 1990, the Academy has been wrestling with how (comparably incredibly) underprepared new faculty members are for the breadth of their responsibilities. As an advisor to departments and individuals who were thinking about pursuing faculty lines in discipline-centered education, I settled on a “top ten” list of the recurring questions that came up in these discussions.

In the first part of this session, I will use this “top ten” list as the basis for a presentation/discussion. In the second part of this session, I will guide participants through an exercise in designing educational evaluation for an instructional outcome from their own teaching. In preparation, participants should think about a tangible outcome or artifact from student learning in one of their classes, such as a paper, proposal, or project, along with the instructional goal the instructor has in mind for what is accomplished in this task.

 

Doing Real Work, Not Homework

Wednesday, April 18 | Basile Auditorium - Eskenazi Hall | 1 - 2:30 p.m .
Register »   | Presenter: Brian Coppola | Organizer: Rhonda Huisman

An important goal in higher education is to inspire leadership, independence, and creativity. Mastery of the subject matter needs to be contextualized in the development of the social and societal skills that will advance and create new ideas. In order for the student’s work to have this higher value, it needs to integrate all of these goals. Isolated academic exercises (traditional “homework”) are limited in what they can accomplish. The more authentic a task is (“real work”), the better it can capture the complexity of real world situations.

We have defined a set of attributes for “real work,” and this presentation will feature designs that we have created, in university-level chemistry instruction, for (a) the use of authentic texts, (b) a balance of team and individual work, (c) a balance of convergent & divergent assignments, (d) peer presentation, review, & critique, (e) use of instructional technologies (by students), and (f) use of student-generated instructional materials.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and University Library.

Dr. Brian P. Coppola is Arthur F. Thurnau  Professor and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. He received his B.S. degree in 1978 from the University of New Hampshire and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984. Moving to Ann Arbor in 1986, he joined an active group of faculty in the design and implementation of a revised undergraduate chemistry curriculum. His recent publications range from mechanistic organic chemistry research in 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions to educational philosophy, practice and assessment.

Dr. Coppola was selected as part of the first group of Carnegie Scholars affiliated with The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's CASTL program (Carnegie Academy on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning). In 1999, Dr. Coppola received the Amoco Foundation Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; and in 2002 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2003, he received the Kendall-Hunt Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award from the Society for College Science Teachers. In 2004 he was named the State of Michigan Professor of the Year in the CASE/Carnegie US Professor of the Year program; in 2006, he received the American Chemical Society’s James Flack Norris Award for work that has impacted the field of chemistry education. In 2009, he was selected as the CASE/Carnegie US Professor of the Year (for doctoral institutions).

He is a member of the editorial boards of The Chemical Educator, The International Journal of Science Education, the Journal of Science Education and Technology, and the Journal of Chemical Education. He is an Associate Editor for The Journal for Research in Science Teaching, and he is the editor in chief of The Hexagon, the quarterly publication of Alpha Chi Sigma,  the professional chemistry fraternity.

Upcoming Events
 

Original Test and Survey Migration Infosession

Thursday, April 12 | Adobe Connect Online Meeting Room | 2 - 3  p.m.
Register »  | Presenters: Mark Alexander

This infosession will cover the details you need to know in order to successfully transfer your Oncourse Original Test and Survey assessments to the new Test tool. The deadline for the Original Test and Survey's retirement is fast approaching. CTL staff can assist you in the migration process. Come to this session and find out how.

This online workshop will be held in an Adobe Connect meeting room. The meeting room's address will be sent to workshop registrants a day or two before the workshop. To participate in the online workshop, you will need a high speed internet connection and a computer with working speakers. You are encouraged to use at least a 1024x768 monitor screen resolution.

 

Submitting Final Grades

Thursday, May 3 | Adobe Connect Online Meeting Room | 12 - 12:30  p.m.
Register »  | Presenter and Organizer: Tom Janke

This fast-paced online workshop will guide you through the process of using Oncourse to submit your final grades with the SIS Grade Roster tool. For the greatest benefit, participants should have course grades calculated and displaying accurately in the Oncourse Gradebook's Course Grades page prior to the workshop.

This online workshop will be held in an Adobe Connect meeting room. The meeting room's address will be sent to workshop registrants a day or two before the workshop. To participate in the online workshop, you will need a high speed internet connection and a computer with working speakers. You are encouraged to use at least a 1024x768 monitor screen resolution.

CTL Partner Events

Brain Rules for Teaching

Friday, April 6 | University Place Hotel and Conference Center | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register »   | Presenter: Dr. John Medina, Author of Brain Rules

Dr. John J. Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School” -- a provocative book that takes on the way our schools and work environments are designed. His l a test book i s a must-read for parents and early-childhood educators: “Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five.” Medina is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University.

This event is co-sponsored by IU School of Medicine, University College, FACET and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Nanotechnology Discovery Summer Camp for High School Students

June 11-15, 2012 or June 25-29, 2012
Register »   | Organizer: Center for Research and Learning

The IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA) Summer Camp is a week-long day camp (June 11-15, 2012 or June 25-29, 2012) that provides a unique opportunity for high-school students entering their sophomore, junior, and senior years to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology on the IUPUI campus. Nanotechnology concerns the control of matter in the nanometer scale: one nanometer is one billionth of a meter, or 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. This cutting-edge field is becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines. The camp fee ($295) covers all camp materials and supplies, and includes daily lunch and the cost of one IUPUI course credit. Need-based scholarships may be available; housing and transportation unavailable. APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 7, 2012

Participating high-school students will work with world-renowned faculty mentors to:
- Discover innovative technologies
- Gain hands-on laboratory experience
- Engage in research and learning activities
- Earn one college-credit hour

For questions, contact   crlstaff@iupui.edu   or 317-274-8880

Nanotechnology Discovery Summer Camp for High School Teachers

July 16-20, 2012
Register »   | Organizer: Center for Research and Learning

The IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA) Summer Program is a week-long day workshop (July 16-20, 2012) that provides a unique opportunity for high-school teachers to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology on the IUPUI campus and its impact on innovative STEM education. This cutting-edge field rapidly is becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines. APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 7, 2012

Participating teachers:

  • Will earn 45 Professional Growth Points (PGP)
  • Will also receive a stipend of $500 or earn one graduate-credit hour in Engineering and Technology

Participating teachers will work with faculty mentors to:

  • Gain hands-on laboratory experience
  • Discover innovative technologies
  • Learn about new frontiers of STEM
  • Engage in daily research and learning activities
For questions, contact   crlstaff@iupui.edu   or (317) 274-8880

Center for Teaching and Learning

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