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The American Chemical Society (ACS), the SENCER Centers of Innovation Southwest and South, and Bellhaven University welcome you to Jackson, Mississippi and to our symposium with a theme of STEM Education in Mississippi: Issues and Innovations. Throughout a full-day of activities, we will focus on use of innovative and proven pedagogy to reduce barriers to learning, student success, and retention. Presenters include educators and administrators from throughout the country. 

We look forward to seeing you at Belhaven’s Kim Center -- Friday, September 29, 2017! Remember to REGISTER so we know how many meals to prepare!

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Friday, September 29 • 1:15pm - 1:55pm
Why SENCER Works: Engaging Communities, Transforming Learning

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Teaching students to work in, and with, communities enmeshes them in real-world problems and engages them in forming and developing communities. It likewise involves faculty in methods of research and teaching that are necessarily collaborative, engaged and relevant, fostering a collaborative approach to both activities that supports all community members.

This session explores how teaching (science) through community engagement transforms education in ways that prepare students for success in the 21st century far better than traditional pedagogies. We'll use a SENCER-ized grant-writing course as a model to help us understand how teaching through civic engagement aligns pedagogy with what we know about learning, resulting in deeper, more durable, more integrated learning. Assessment data will show how we know that this approach works both at the program (SENCER) level and at the level of the individual course.

Speakers
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Stephen Carroll

Santa Clara University
Professor Stephen Carroll is director of Core Writing and co-director of the Professional Writing Program at Santa Clara University. Stephen works on a team supported by the National Science Foundation to upgrade the platform for the online Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG) assessment tool, and continues to develop new features to make the SALG easier to use and more effective for educators. He also contributes his expertise to... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:15pm - 1:55pm
Kim Center 202

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