BANG! Seminar for 2017-09-28

Series: BANG! Seminar
Date: Thu 28-Sep-2017
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: PSC 1136
Speaker: Dr. Melissa Hayes-Gehrke (UMD)
Title: Lessons from the Carl Wieman Education Specialist Workshop

Nobel laureate Carl Wieman's Education Specialist Workshop guided participants through six days of hands-on education research discussion, activity development, and expert feedback. In this talk, I share how the workshop's emphasis on developing expert-like thinking transformed my motivation for course design and activities. Effective course design and learning goals form an intricate web with student motivation and prior knowledge, pre-class learning, and in-class activities so that what each student ultimately takes away from a course is different and unique.

About the BANG Seminar Series

The Astronomy Department's BANG Seminar (Better Astronomy for the New Generation) will feature speakers and discussions on issues of diversity and equity, career paths, and soft skills for astronomers. Please contact Erin or Stuart with any questions or suggestions for speakers.


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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