STEM Instructors Learning Community: How to Apprentice Students into STEM Thinking

OPPORTUNITY

Are you a full- or part-time California Community College or California State University STEM instructor?

Do you want a professional learning experience that will allow you to go deeper into the nuts and bolts of remote instruction?  One where you explore ways to design and support active and equitable learning? 

Yes to all of the above? Excellent! This is your invitation: Please join the Apprenticing Students into STEM Thinking effort. Be part of a supportive improvement community to exchange ideas and materials as the group navigates new contexts for teaching and learning.  Over a ten-month professional learning course, you will:

  • Experience asynchronous (Canvas) and synchronous (Zoom) online learning as learners while thinking through how to best use these modalities in their own teaching;
  • Integrate knowledge of how learning works and of equitable teaching practices into course redesign efforts, using the Reading Apprenticeship framework;
  • Identify zero cost texts (Open Educational Resources – OERs) which support opportunities to practice reading, writing, questioning, and problem solving in the discipline you teach;
  • Use backward design methodology to plan lessons, units, and curriculum.

BENEFITS

  • Supportive improvement community and individual coaching
  • $1000 stipend upon completion of course (May 2021)
  • Optional Extended Educational units available

 

EXPECTATIONS

  • Attend all synchronous workshops (via Zoom) and complete all asynchronous (via Canvas) assignments (see detail on following page)
  • Participate in program evaluation activities, including surveys, reflections, and classroom visits
  • Share artifacts from your coursework (e.g., videos and lesson plans built around OER texts)

 

 

COURSE DETAIL

The course consists of (1) three intensive, multi-day synchronous institutes via Zoom, (2) monthly 2-hour learning community meetings via Zoom, and (3) ~2 hours of asynchronous work each month via Canvas.

DATES

MODALITY AND FOCUS

July 27-August 2 (Track 1)

OR

August 3-9, 2020 (Track 2)

 

Orientation

+        2 hours in Canvas

August 3-5, 2020 (Track 1)

OR

August 10-12 (Track 2)

 

Total Time: 12 hours

4 Hours/Day

 

Summer Institute

+        2 hours in Zoom, 10:00-12:00 PST

+        2 hours in Canvas

 

September 11, 2020 (Track 1) OR

September 18 (Track 2)

 

October 9, 2020 (Track 1)

OR

October 16 (Track 2)

 

November 6, 2020 (Track 1)

OR

November 13, 2020 (Track 2)

 

Total Time: 4 Hours/ Month

 

Making it Real, Part 1, Lesson Plan Workshops

+        2 hours in Zoom, 12:00-2:00 PST

+        2 hours in Canvas

 

January 7-8, 2021 (Track 1)

OR

January 14-15 (Track 2)

 

Total Time: 8 hours

4 Hours/Day

 

Winter Institute

+        2 hours in Zoom, 12:00-2:00 PST

+        2 hours in Canvas

February 12, 2021 (Track 1)

OR

February 19, 2021 (Track 2)

 

March 12, 2021 (Track 1)

OR

March 19, 2021 (Track 2)

 

April 9, 2021 (Track 1)

OR

April 16, 2021 (Track 2)

 

Total Time: 4 Hours/Month

 

Making it Real, Part 2, Lesson Plan Workshops

+        2 hours in Zoom, 12:00-2:00 PST

+        2 hours in Canvas

 

May 6-7, 2021 (Track 1)

OR

May 13-14, 2021 (Track 2)

 

Total Time: 8 hours

4 Hours/Day

 

Spring Institute

+        2 hours in Zoom, 12:00-2:00 PST

+        2 hours in Canvas

 

 

 

 

Apply by July 10th, 2020:  https://tinyurl.com/3CSNSTEMLearning-Community