The workshop will take place Monday, April 4, 2011 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. It will give science educators in informal environments (beginning and veteran) an opportunity to reflect on and enhance their teaching practice in light of current research and theory on learning and teaching science. This workshop is a great opportunity to participate in a community of practice across all institutions facing the challenge of communicating science in informal settings.
During the workshop, we will alternate between interactive and reflective activities. The interactive sessions will engage participants in activities and discussions related to their beliefs and actions, the habits and traditions of their institution, and the practical implications of educational research. The reflective tasks encourage participants to critique their own thinking and practice including observing and discussing videos of their own teaching with others at the workshop.
After the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to participate in a series of online follow-up sessions. These webinars will include presentations on additional informal education topics and will provide participants time for further reflection on their teaching style within their peer learning community.
Please register online for this workshop by March 4th, 2011.