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Southeast Regional Learning Assistant Workshop 2017

April 2 - April 3

STEM

In April, we will be hosting the Regional Learning Assistant Workshop at Florida International University. Learning Assistants (LAs) are becoming increasingly popular in STEM departments around the country and are typically undergraduate students who are trained in content and pedagogy. Learning Assistants help other students navigate and succeed in their introductory level courses. This program has played a major role in improving instruction and in inspiring STEM majors to explore teaching and develop strong critical thinking and communication skills.

Our regional workshop is modeled after the national workshops held each year at the University of Colorado – Boulder. Because of the popularity of these workshops, this year, the Learning Assistant Alliance has organized five regional workshops. These workshops are designed for faculty, staff and administrators who are new to the idea of LAs, just getting started with an LA Program, and those who are expanding or sustaining an LA Program.

The Southeast Regional Workshop will begin on Sunday, April 2nd and will end on Monday, April 3rd. Focused broadly on STEM education, sessions will include: Starting an LA Program, Preparing and supporting LAs, Using LAs in Gateway courses, Exploring culturally responsive teaching with LAs, and Expanding and Sustaining an LA Program. There will also be discussion panels, poster sessions, and opportunities to explore beautiful Miami.

To submit an abstract for a poster please use the Submit an Abstract page here.

Registration fee: $75 Please register here! 

Travel Awards Available (contact Laird Kramer)

Workshop contact: STEM Transformation Institute at stem@fiu.edu

Click here to link to the workshop agenda.

Locations:

  • Sunday 4/2 will be in AHC5-201/203
  • Monday 4/3 will be in the Frost Art Museum 105 & 107

[Tuesday 4/4 please see LA Observation Schedule

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