The CIENCIA program puts on workshops on inclusive and culturally-relevant pedagogy during the academic year, open to all interested Stan State faculty. What workshops would you like to see offered? Please contact Matt Cover with suggestions.

Spring 2019 Workshops

I. Values Affirmation

Thursday, February 14, 12:30-1:45 in S 137, OR
Friday, February 15, 3:00-4:15 in N 221

Can a 15-minute activity really improve grades, students' sense of belonging, and close achievement gaps? Come learn about the theory and evidence for values affirmation activities. Take part in a sample activity that you can implement in your classes. Facilitated by Matt Cover (Biology), along with Sarah Bissonnette (Biology) and Curtis Pro (Math).

Workshop Summary

II. Culturally-Relevant Teaching

Monday, March 25th, 10:00-11:30am in MSR 130C, or
Wednesday, March 27th,1:30-3:00pm in MSR 130C

This workshop will help faculty to learn about culturally relevant pedagogy and its implementation in the classroom setting. We will present three strategies that incorporate principles of culturally relevant pedagogy throughout different times in the semester. Faculty will learn how to integrate these strategies as part of their classroom practice at the beginning, middle, and end of each term. As part of this workshop, we will describe each strategy, the rationale for its use, and the method of delivery. During the discussion, faculty questions will be encouraged to guarantee that the presented strategies are relevant for College of Science faculty. Facilitated by Aletha Harven (Psychology) and Virginia Montero-Hernandez (Advanced Studies in Education)

III. Student Response System (i.e., Clicker) Pedagogy: a hands-on workshop

Monday, April 29th, 9:00-10:30am in FDC 118, OR
Thursday, May 2nd, 3:00-4:30 pm in FDC 118

Are you interested in using clickers in your classes but you aren’t sure where to start? Have you used them once or twice and given up because it seemed like more trouble than it was worth? Do you use clickers already in you classroom and are you interested in sharing ideas with other instructors? Whatever your level of experience with clickers (or other audience response systems), you’re invited to attend a CIENCIA workshop/discussion on clicker use and pedagogy. Facilitated by Sarah Bissonnette (Biology).

Fall 2018 Workshops

August 20, 2018, 1:30-3:30 pm in N101.

Introduction to the CIENCIA Project, and active learning activities you can use in your classes.

Updated: August 08, 2023