Presented by Dr. Stephen Thomas
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 11:30 - 1:30
1425 Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
Abstract As discussed in previous sessions of the STEM Teaching Essentials, modeling is a powerful way to engage students in an authentic exercise that encourages critical thinking of course content. Whether it is through sketches, concept maps, equations, simulations, or 3D visualizations student outcomes can be improved. However, even though a teacher’s spirit may be willing to adopt these strategies, the professor’s time-crunched flesh is weak. In this STEM Teaching Essentials workshop we will showcase various modeling technologies that can have your students simulating, drawing, and/or coding in no time. In addition, we will provide you with strategies for introducing modeling technology into your classroom, for assessing student performance on those exercises, and for meeting accessibility requirements. Bring your laptop, and be prepared to try a few technologies and build a new modeling exercise for your classroom.