sarah bean sherman

University of British Columbia

As the Science Education Specialist in the Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) department at the University of British Columbia, I collaborate with faculty to incorporate evidence-based educational strategies in their courses. I conduct classroom observations, give feedback to instructors, measuresstudent learning and course experiences via surveys and other assessments, and help to provide a teaching development experience. Current areas of development include investigating the potential benefits of pairing new and experienced instructors as a way of transferring best practices in teaching, assessing the spatial visualization skills of undergraduate students in EOAS, and helping to map the curriculum in EOAS.

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Website Content Contributions

Conference Presentations (4)

Tuesday Session A part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Tuesday A
Tuesday Session A Your Account Earth Educators' RendezvousMadison, WI July 18-22, ...

Thinking Big: A School-Wide Course Transformation at the University of Hawai'i's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
We aim to fundamentally transform undergraduate geoscience instruction at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) based on the Science Education ...

An Inexpensive, Faculty-led School-Wide Undergraduate Course Transformation part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday A
Efforts to fundamentally transform undergraduate geoscience instruction at a school-wide level are generally institutionally driven and supported. For example, the Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI), ...

2-stage exams and 2-stage reviews part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Tuesday A
Students take an exam individually. Once they complete the exam they turn it in and get into a group with 3 other students. The students then take the identical test but this time they work together on the ...

Other Contributions (3)

Embedded expert models: Implementing change initiatives which support departments from within part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Transforming Institutions Conference:Program:Thematic Symposia
Educational change efforts focused at the department level can be particularly powerful. This session will focus on the use of discipline-based educational experts (DBESs) embedded directly within departments as ...

How to be a great embedded expert! Catalyzing change in your department from the inside. part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Transforming Institutions Conference:Program:Oral Presentations:Session A
In this presentation we will share our recommendations for embedded experts; faculty and postdocs with education expertise, embedded within departments. We will share lessons-learned in partnering effectively with ...

Strategies in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Afternoon Workshops
Do you ever wonder about the efficacy of the active learning techniques you are using in class? This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about assessing the impact of teaching and learning on their ...