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Workshop Title   Description Facilitators Workshop Type   Workshop Date Sort ascending Recording Link
Designing Responsive Instruction

We all have classroom activities that used to work in "the before times," but don't translate well to our current teaching context.  This workshop will provide some time and space to explore resources for online engagement and how to use them with minimal stress.

  • Diane Livio
    Biology, Los Angeles Mission College
Coach Workshop
Math Chat

This hour is set aside for Math instructors to chat with other Math instructors in our STEM Learning Community network.

  • Nika Hogan
Peer Sharing
Read and Discuss: "Language Matters: Considering Microaggressions in Science"

It has become common to hear about the negative impact of microagressions, but would you appreciate the opportunity to learn more about what is meant by the term, and to discuss it with colleagues from this STEM Network?  Come and build knowledge and understanding in this optional workshop.

We will ground our discussion in Harrison, C., & Tanner, K. D. (2018). Language Matters: Considering Microaggressions in Science. This link will take you to an external website in a new tab.CBE life sciences education17(1), fe4. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.18-01-0011

You are welcome to read the article in advance of the meeting, but if you don't, you can still participate!  We will take time during the session to read some chunks so that everyone can engage in text-based conversation.

  • Nika Hogan
Coach Workshop
Facilitating Talk in Asynchronous Online Science Classes

What does ideal talk for learning look and sound like?  What challenges exist for getting students talking?  Come to this workshop to build knowledge about the role of talk in learning, explore examples, brainstorm strategies, and make plans for facilitating talk.

  • Melissa Harman
    Chemistry, Riverside Community College
Coach Workshop
TAPPS Two Ways: Think Aloud Paired Problem Solving in Biology and Chemistry

Do you need to build confidence facilitating Think Aloud Paired Problem Solving (TAPPS), or just need some space to think through how you might use it in your class?  This workshop will allow you to practice, observe, discuss, and plan TAPPS.

  • Corin Slown
    Biology and Chemistry, CSU, Monterey Bay
Coach Workshop
Re-imagining the Imagination in Mathematics: Building Reader-Identity Towards an Invitation to Learn

Are you looking for ways to showcase imagination and creativity in STEM curricula, to build independent learners? In this workshop, we will discuss ways to curate creative metacognitive routines to foster curiosity and independent learning, with an exemplary exploration into a mathematical multiversity in Last Thursdayism. 

  • Shanna Dobson
    Math, CSULA and Mt St Mary's College
Coach Workshop
Threshold Concepts Workshop: Eliciting Tacit Knowledge

Come to this workshop to go deeper in your understanding of threshold concepts by exploring the role of tacit knowledge in learning.  Please review "An Introduction to Threshold Concepts"This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. as preparation.  You will be supported to design an activity that would make tacit knowledge more explicit.

  • Lilit Haroyan
    Physics, East Los Angeles College
Coach Workshop
Engaging Groups in Online Classes

In this webinar, Professor Malena Prinzing discusses how to make student-to-student interaction in online course more beneficial through teamwork! Discussion boards have their place, but Malena is here to advocate that teamwork is one of the best (and more equitable) ways to build community in an online course. This, of course, does not magically happen - it takes structure and coaching. Malena shares what has worked in her courses and provides some Canvas Commons resources you can adapt to your course.

  • Malena Prinzing
    Information Technology and Business Professor, Sierra College
Peer Sharing
Finding Open Resources (OER) in STEM

There is a whole world of Free and Open resources that you can use for your classes! The challenge is finding them. Suzanne Wakim explores search strategies, and OER repositories, Creative Commons licenses and opportunities for collaboration in OER work happening across the state. Suzanne's powerpoint is hereThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab..

  • Suzanne Wakim
    Biology faculty at Butte College and OER (Open Educational Resources) OER Project Monitor
Expert Guest
Merlot Assignment Hands On Workshop Part 2: What's the (text-based) plan?

Nika Hogan led this workshop to support the development of text-based activities. Originally recorded Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

  • Nika Hogan
    Pasadena City College, 3CSN, and Network Leader
Coach Workshop
Merlot Assignment Hands On Workshop Part 1: Choosing a Text

Nika Hogan led this workshop to support the complex business of choosing texts that are worth spending class time on to advance learning. Originally recorded Friday, March 12, 2021.

  • Nika Hogan
    Pasadena City College, 3CSN, and Network Leader
Coach Workshop
Behind the Scenes: Creating a Text-Based Activity to Share

Richard Abdelkerim shared his process in drafting his “Text-based activities” in the Merlot template. Originally Recorded Friday, March 12.

  • Richard Abdelkerim
    Pasadena City College and STEM Network Leader
Coach Workshop
Behind the Scenes: Creating a Text-Based Activity to Share

Theresa Martin shared her process in drafting her “Text-based activities” in the Merlot template. Originally Recorded Thursday, March 11.

  • Theresa Martin
    College of San Mateo and Network Leader
Coach Workshop
Behind the Scenes: Creating a Text-Based Activity to Share

Erica Seubert shared her process in drafting her “Text-based activities” in the Merlot template. Originally Recorded Friday, March 5.

  • Erica Seubert
    College of the Canyons and Network Leader
Coach Workshop
Behind the Scenes: Creating a Text-Based Activity to Share

Linda Zarzana shared her process in drafting her “Text-based activities” in the Merlot template. Originally Recorded Friday, March 5.

  • Linda Zarzana
    American River College and Network Leader
Coach Workshop
Mastery Grading in Mathematics: A More Equitable Approach to Grading

Sharona Krinsky and Robert Bosley of CSULA/ LAUSD make the case for utilizing Mastery Based Grading to support active, equitable learning in Math classes. The powerpoint is here.This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Originally recorded Friday, October 23.

  • Sharona Krinsky
    from the Math Learning Community
  • Robert Bosley
Peer Sharing
Desmos, FlipGrid, and Small Group Collaboration

Reading Apprenticeship coach and Math instructor Rick Hough led this workshop showcasing his innovative Intermediate Algebra course. Rick's powerpoint is hereThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.. Originally recorded Saturday, October 3.

  • Rick Hough
    Math
Coach Workshop
Addressing Student Confidence and Status Online

Reading Apprenticeship coach and Math Instructor Michael Hoffman led this workshop about how to take student status and confidence into affect when designing group activities. Originally Recorded Thursday, September 17.

  • Michael Hoffman
    Math
Coach Workshop
Using Voicethread for Metacognitive Conversations

Erica shared the way she is using Voicethread in her Biology courses! Originally recorded on Tuesday, September 8. Here is Erica's powerpoint with embedded videos!This link will take you to an external website in a new tab.

  • Erica Mullins
    from STEM Learning Community Track 1
Peer Sharing
Using Perusall to Talk to the Text

Experienced Reading Apprenticeship facilitator and coach Tiffany Ingle walked us through how to integrate Perusall into our courses to assist metacognitive conversations online. Originally reccorded Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

  • Tiffany Ingle
    ESL
Coach Workshop
Navigating OER Resources

Leslie Kennedy introduces Merlot, Libretexts, and cool4ed (see next tab) to help us get started finding OER resources. Originally recorded Friday, August 21.

  • Leslie Kennedy
    Sr Director, Academic Technology Services, CSUCO
Expert Guest
How do Inquiry Based Labs Enhance Scientific Thinking?

Our team of coaches framed an inquiry into how to scaffold to authentic inquiry in labs, and provided a model. A follow up to be scheduled in November. Originally recorded Thursday, August 20

  • Lilit Haroyan
    Physics
  • Erica Seubert
    Biology
  • Parvaneh Mohammadian
    Biology
Coach Workshop
Using Groups in Canvas

Malena shared the way she uses Canvas groups to create teams in her courses! Originally recorded Friday, August 14

  • Malena Prinzing
    from STEM Learning Community Track 2
Peer Sharing