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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 • 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Ways to Increase Civic Applications of Learning

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In this session we will use a SENCER Model Course focused on the natural sciences to teach biology and public policy through civic issues as a guide. Mysteries of Migration is a model course that has undergone revi-sion over many years accommodating both non-majors and majors in the natural sciences.  In consideration of developing or modifying a course you teach, we will briefly consider: how people learn, learning goals, adding appropriate experiential learning to courses and student assessment of courses. This interactive session will address pedagogical approaches used over the years in Mysteries of Migration as a guide for lessons learned. There will be an opportunity to discuss potential modifi-cations you may wish to make to courses you teach. 

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Thomas Wood

Associate Professor, George Mason University
Tom Wood is an associate professor at George Mason University where he coordinates conservation studies at the School of Integrative Studies. He has been with the SENCER project since the inception of the program. Presently he serves as Co-Director of the SENCER Center for Innova... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Kim Center 100