Follow this link to skip to the main content
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology
JPL banner
JPL HOME vertical line EARTH vertical line SOLAR SYSTEM vertical line STARS & GALAXIES vertical line SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
horizontal line
BRING THE UNIVERSE TO YOU: JPL Email News RSS Podcast Video
CAE: Center for Astronomy Education. Dedicated to research on teaching and learning, and professional development, for the Astro 101 community.
Home
Workshops
bullet Workshop Materials
bullet About the Presenters
Astrolrner@CAE
Teaching Strategies
CATS
College Locator
CAE AAS Plenary Talk
Publications
CAE on Facebook
Seeing the Universe
Outside Resources
About Us
Contacts
Join Our Mailing List
Workshops
horizontal line

View image source and credit <a href=' http://www.orangeburg.sc.us/index.php?option=com_webmapplus&view=location&id=6' target='blank'>here</a>.
View image source and credit here.

Orangeburg Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14, 2015
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

South Carolina State University
Department of Biological & Physical Sciences
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117
803-536-7000
http://www.scsu.edu/home.cfm

CAE’s Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop for Current and Future Astronomy and Space Science Instructors

Presented by Gina Brissenden (Steward Observatory, Univ. of Arizona) and Rica French (MiraCosta College)

Are you a current or future instructor teaching Astronomy or Space Science? Would you like your classroom to actively engage your students in discourse about the big ideas of your class; how evidence is used to understand the universe; and the role of science in society? We invite you to come to our CAE Teaching Excellence Workshop. Spend time with your colleagues becoming an effective implementer of active-learning instructional strategies. Learn how to transform your classroom into a vibrant learning environment that will:

  1. increase students’ conceptual understandings
  2. improve their abilities to think critically, interpret graphs, and reason about quantitative data
  3. motivate them to actively engage in their learning
  4. improve their self-efficacy
By participating, you’ll become part of a nationwide community of practice, along with over 4000 past workshop participants and other educators of Astronomy and Space Science. Our CAE community of practice is dedicated to helping each other, in a supportive online environment, through advice, recommendations, and conversation about effective implementation strategies, effective pedagogical resources, science education research, public policy, specific classroom resources, and more.

Our Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshops will provide you with the experiences you need to create effective and productive active-learning classroom environments. We will model best practices in implementing many different classroom-tested instructional strategies. But most importantly, you and your workshop colleagues will gain first-hand experience implementing these proven strategies yourselves. During our many microteaching events, you’ll have the opportunity to role-play the parts of student and instructor. You’ll assess and critique each other’s implementation in real-time, as part of a supportive learning community. You’ll have the opportunity to face and conquer your fears of unfamiliar teaching in collaboration with kind and gentle friends and mentors before you try them by yourself in front of your students.
Workshop Participants
Tier I Workshop topics will include:
  • Creating inclusive classroom environments
  • Strategies to improve retention & diversity of STEM majors & grads
  • Collaborative group learning
  • Interactive lectures, demonstrations, and videos
  • Effective uses of writing
  • Think-Pair-Share (Peer Instruction, Clicker Questions)
  • Lecture-Tutorials
  • Ranking Tasks
  • Assessment strategies (including homework, grading, and exams)

P.S.
We at CAE are continually evolving our workshops 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 participate again, as they have likely changed. Also, we encourage you to join your local CAE Regional Teaching Exchange.



Workshop Organizer:
Gina Brissenden: cae@as.arizona.edu

REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP >>

View Location Map (using MapQuest)



Directions

The Visitors Page on the South Carolina State University website has links to directions to their campus, as well as a campus map.



Hotel Information

The Visitors Page on the South Carolina State University website has a link to local hotels, such as:

Hampton Inn Orangeburg
3583 St. Matthews Road
Orangeburg, SC 29118
Located 3.8 miles from South Carolina State University


Comfort Inn & Suites Orangeburg
746 Citadel Road
Orangeburg, SC 29118
Located 4.0 miles from South Carolina State University


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orangeburg
118 Sleep Inn Road
Orangeburg, SC 29118
Located 4.1 miles from South Carolina State University

USA Gov
PRIVACY          FEEDBACK
 
Site Manager:   Gina Brissenden
Webmaster:   Cornell Lewis