Monroe Community College

2014 PKAL Upstate New York (UNY) Regional Network Spring Meeting

April 5, 2014
Monroe Community College
Forum: Building 3, Room 130
1000 East Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY 14623

What to Expect:

  • Keynote Session on Metacognition and Implications for STEM Instruction. This presentation will discuss what metacognition is, review the research regarding metacognition and STEM learning, and explore evidence-based implications for instruction.  Dr. Dawn Rickey is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University.  Her research investigates relationships between students' metacognition and their abilities to apply ideas in new contexts, and the design and assessment of undergraduate chemistry learning environments. She is currently serving as a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation.
  • Breakout sessions led by network members on:

A) Flipped classroom, revisited – this session is a support group for those currently using a flipped model or those interested in learning more about how to develop a flipped classroom.
B) Backward design, revisited – this session is a support group for those who are using this method of designing curriculum or those interested in learning more about how colleagues have used it in their classroom practice.
C) Assessment – this session is designed to give participant(s) an opportunity to share about their educational endeavors and either obtain feedback on their assessment methods or get suggestions on how to assess the impact of their classroom efforts.
D) Community College/RIT partnership – this session will bring together 2-year faculty with RIT faculty interested in developing a partnership between RIT and 2-year institutions.
E) STEM teaching and learning in the UNY chapter – this session will present new ideas in STEM teaching and learning that are being implemented at institutions in UNY.
F) Meet with the NSF program officer – this session is for individuals interested in meeting with our speaker, Dawn Rickey, to ask questions about NSF and its programs.

  • Poster session for attendees to present new pedagogical ideas and best practices.
  • Networking with faculty within the region you live.

Location & Directions

The meeting will take place in the Forum (Building 3, Room 130) at Monroe Community College. Parking is available in Lots M and M1. Additional information related to parking and directions is available here.


The registration fee of $40 includes lunch and meeting materials; the fee for graduate students is $25 (first 15). Registration is closed.

In addition, breakout sessions C and E give participants an opportunity to share project efforts with other attendees. If interested in sharing your work during one of these sessions, please provide the following information at registration:

  • For Session C: Assessment: A title for your project and the current status of your assessment efforts.
  • For Session E: STEM teaching and learning in the UNY chapter: A title and a brief description for your project.

Event Sponsor

The Upstate New York Regional Network thanks Monroe Community College for its hospitality and generous support of this meeting through their Xerox STEM grant.


If you have inquiries regarding the network, please contact Christina Shute (