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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 • 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Introducing SALG: How SENCER's Course Assessment Tool Protects Innovative Teaching

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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 revision over many years accommodating both non-majors and majors in the natural sciences.æ In consideration of developing or modifying a course you teach, we will briefy 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 modifcations you may wish to make to courses you teach. 

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 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Kim Center 105

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