You are invited to attend the 1st Annual Georgia Scholarship of STEM Teaching & Learning Conference on March 9, 2012, at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. The Georgia Scholarship of STEM Teaching & Learning Conference is sponsored by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.
Georgia Southern University will organize and host a one-day conference for faculty and graduate students in the Scholarship of STEM Teaching and Learning. The target audience for the conference is STEM faculty and graduate students from all University System of Georgia colleges and universities as well as private higher education institutions within the state. Participation will be sought from among individuals in arts and sciences units as well as education units whose work involves the advancement of STEM teaching and learning. This conference complements and extends the very successful 5th annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Conference hosted by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CTLS) held on the campus of Georgia Southern University.
The Georgia Scholarship of STEM Teaching and Learning currently seeks proposals for review which meet the criteria established by the Conference Committee for presentation at the 1st annual conference. This conference is limited to 175 participants, and there is NO registration fee!
The seven umbrella themes of Project Kaleidoscope will serve as organizers for conference strands.
1. Institutional Transformation (exploring what works in engaging people, policies and practices that make it happen)
2. The Human Infrastructure (exploring what works in nurturing STEM leaders, at all career stages)
3. The Physical Infrastructure (exploring what works in shaping spaces that support 21st century STEM learning)
4. The Academic Program (exploring what works in undergraduate STEM courses, from the very first courses for all students through capstone courses for majors)
5. The Pedagogical Tools (exploring what works in designing, implementing and assessing teaching approaches that have an impact on student learning)
6. The State Context (exploring the social and political context for attending to the quality of undergraduate learning in STEM fields)
7. The 21st Century Student (exploring the nature of current and emerging generations of students).
The conference will bring attention to the importance of learning support and remediation to student success in STEM courses across Georgia’s institutions of higher education. Ultimately, the Conference will provide space for showcasing and discussing the varied work ongoing at participants’ institutions to advance STEM teaching and learning and serve as a channel for extended learning opportunities accessible through web-based resources.
We will kick-off our conference on Thursday, March 8 at the Statesboro Holiday Inn with registration beginning at 6:00 PM and ending at 9:00 and a reception from 6:30 until 9:00 PM. Poster setup will begin at 7:45 AM on Friday, March 9, 2012. The main conference program will begin at 8:00 AM on March 9, and end at 4:45 PM, so please plan to arrive on March 8, 2012.
A room block has been reserved at the following hotel in Statesboro for STEM Conference attendees.
Attendees will be responsible for covering the cost of their hotel accommodations and travel expenses. Conference meals will be provided. However, there will be some “conference travel scholarships” available. Please contact Joy Darley for details.
To register for the conference, and to submit your proposal abstract, please access the following link: http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/stem.html
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