2019 Ohio-PKAL Annual Conference
Increasing STEM Student Success in Higher Education
Join us for the Ohio Project Kaleidoscope (OH-PKAL) 5th annual one-day conference, Increasing STEM Student Success in Higher Education on Saturday May 18, 2019. The day includes a vibrant program of oral presentations, posters, and workshops promoting evidence-based practices across five important themes:
- Using Simulations to Enhance Student Learning in STEM
- Promoting Critical Thinking Skills Through Laboratory and/or Mathematical Modeling Activities
- Using Technology Tools to Broaden Access to STEM Education
- Supporting Students and/or Faculty from Diverse Backgrounds
- Transformative Teaching Practices in Undergraduate STEM Education: First Year Through Upper Level Courses
The morning plenary will be delivered by Dr. Kathy Perkins [University of Colorado] on PhET Interactive Simulations: Engaging Students and Supporting Learning. The afternoon plenary features Dr. Carl Wieman [Stanford University] delivering a talk on Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education (and most other subjects).
This year the conference features long-form workshops at no extra charge:
- Using Instructor-Led PhET sims to Transform Your STEM Course: Examples from General Chemistry
- Uncorking Curricular Bottlenecks to Diversity and Inclusion in STEM
- Introduction to POGIL and its Facilitation in the Classroom
- Modifying Lab Instruction to Promote Critical Thinking
- Addressing eAccessibility of Online Course Content Using UDL Principles
To review the conference schedule with session titles and abstracts, please visit the program.
Registration - Deadline: May 10, 2019
The conference registration fee is $85 for professionals with travel support and $65 for students or professionals without travel support. The conference fee includes all conference sessions and workshops, continental breakfast, lunch, and conference materials. Click here to register.
- Marriott at the University of Dayton (located 1/2 mile north of Dan Curran Place, the conference venue)
1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409 (937-223-1000)
Mention “The University of Dayton” or click here to get the discounted hotel rate.
(Reservation needs to be made before April 15th)
- Courtyard Dayton (directly across the Miami River from Dan Curran Place, ~1.5 miles by car)
2006 Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton, OH 45417 (937-220-9060)
(Participants encouraged to reserve rooms as earliest as possible for best rates and availability).
- Additional hotels are located in the downtown Dayton and at various locations along I-75 within 10 miles of Dan Curran Place."
Please direct questions to the 2019 Conference Chair