Fall 2020 Virtual Activities
These virtual activities are open only to SAGE 2YC Change Agents. Links go to the pages for each of these series in our private workspace, available only to Change Agents.
Broadening Participation in STEM: evidence-based solutions - journal club
This group will read a selection of research articles on proven strategies for diversifying the STEM disciplines. Each participant will choose strategies based on their own context and will develop an implementation plan.
This group will meet on Mondays, September 28, October 12, and October 26 at 12 Pacific / 3 Eastern.
Conducting research with 2YC students- implementation group
We're not sure about the exact format of this late-breaking addition to our suite of options, but the group will review and discuss resources about involving 2YC students in STEM research. Each participant will choose strategies based on their own context and will develop an implementation plan.
This group will meet on Mondays, October 12, November 9, and November 30, at 11 Pacific / 2 Eastern.
Developing STEM Scientist Spotlights - implementation group
Scientist spotlights support the development of students' science identity. Participants will develop plans to incorporate scientist spotlights in their own courses. That might include developing scientist spotlights and adding them to this collection: https://scientistspotlights.org.
This group will meet on Wednesdays, September 23, October 7, and October 21, at 1 Pacific / 4 Eastern.
Implementing Active Learning Strategies in Your [Online] Courses - implementation group
Participants will select active learning strategies they haven't used before to implement in their courses, or will adapt active learning strategies and activities for the online environment. We will discuss and peer review plans prior to implementation and celebrate successes afterward.
This group will meet on Fridays, October 16, October 30, and November 20, at 11 Pacific / 2 Eastern.
Integrating Environmental Justice into your [Online] Course - implementation group
Environmental Justice explores the intersection of environmental science with power, history, race, class, and more. This group will explore teaching materials that incorporate environmental justice in STEM. Each participant will choose environmental justice topics based on their own context and will develop a plan to incorporate these topics into their courses.
This group will meet on Fridays, October 23, November 6, & November 20, at 10 Pacific / 1 Eastern.
Small Teaching Online (Flower Darby with James Lang) - book club
This book outlines practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn. It includes current best practices around educational technologies, strategies to build community and collaboration, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains. Participants in this book club will choose strategies based on their own context and will develop an implementation plan.
This group will meet on Tuesdays, October 20, November 10, and November 24, at 9 Pacific / 12 Eastern.
Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation (Saundra McGuire) - book club
This book encapsulates the ideas Saundra McGuire has developed on metacognition and student learning, including tools and strategies that enable faculty to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success. Participants in this book club will choose strategies based on their own context and will develop an implementation plan.
This group will meet on Fridays, October 23, November 6, and November 13, at 11 Pacific / 2 Eastern.