Preliminary Program

PKAL Upstate New York Regional Network Meeting:
Strategies for Helping Students Succeed: Group Share Among STEM Instructors for Majors and Non-Majors Courses

State University of New York College at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta)
Morris Conference Center |New York
February 3, 2018

08:00 – 08:45 AM
BREAKFAST, POSTER SET-UP & NETWORKING
Sponsored by Dean Tracy Allen, School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, State University of New York, Oneonta
Otsego Grill, Morris Conference Center

08:45 – 09:15 AM
WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

09:15 – 10:20 AM
KEYNOTE SESSION
Intuitive thinking and science education: Biology and beyond
Speaker: John Coley, PhD (Northeastern University)

10:20 – 10:30 AM
BREAK

10:30 – 11:40 AM
SESSION 1:Addressing Student Barriers to learning
(Including diverse undergraduate student populations, how students learn, changing from high school to college expectations, higher level thinking, etc.)

11:40 AM – 12:40 PM
LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION

12:40 – 01:50 PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

12:40 – 01:50 PM
SESSION 2A:
Lessons learned, Class size issues
(Tools, techniques to stimulate student engagement and ownership of learning process; special challenges of large classes (e.g. peer mentoring and critical thinking)

SESSION 2B:
Culturally-responsive teaching
Speaker Scott Franklin, PhD (Rochester Institute of Technology) will lead this session on addressing our teaching practices that may hinder student learning, ways to increase equity within the classroom

01:50 – 02:50 PM
SESSION 3
By subject group, most difficult topics to teach/topics students have difficulty with, are there cultural/SES barriers to understanding these topics, and what activities have worked for you to help students?

02:50 – 03:00 PM
BREAK

03:00 – 04:00 PM
SESSION 4
Lessons learned, majors vs. non-majors
Tools, techniques to stimulate student engagement and ownership of learning process (e.g. peer-mentoring and critical thinking, etc.)

04:00 – 05:00 PM
REGROUP
Reflection exercise, feedback, ideas for next meeting

05:00 PM
MEETING CONCLUDES