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Nov
16
Thu
Online Course: Gender Bias Intervention in STEM for Women and Men @ Online
Nov 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Students in this course will gain knowledge of the ways that gender bias impacts STEM training and careers. Videos that portray empirically documented gender bias through narrative and expert interviews have been shown to increase awareness of gender bias and inequity (Pietri, 2017). By viewing these videos as part of a learning community and learning strategies to confront bias on behalf of themselves and others, both male and female students will gain strategies and increase their ability to confront gender bias in everyday situations experienced by STEM students, teachers, and professionals. Literacy and advocacy that empower students to engage in long-term positive change is important for the progress of gender equity in STEM.

Participants will increase awareness of gender bias through analysis of identity, roles, and contexts where gender bias manifests in STEM university situations. Attention to classroom relationships will expand intervention strategies to student mentorship and advising. As a result of participating in this course, participants will create a peer reviewed professional biography, learn and practice documented strategies to combat gender bias in STEM, collaboratively develop strategies for STEM classrooms, and gain exposure to STEM professionals who address gender bias in their careers.

 

Course Schedule

This course has weekly online sessions at 11:30AM – 1:30PM ET / 10:30AM – 12:30PM CT / 9:30AM – 11:30AM MT / 8:30AM – 10:30AM PT on Thursdays, starting October 5 and ending December 7. Class will not meet on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving).

 

Workload

Instructors anticipate students will need to spend 1-2 hours per week on work outside of class sessions.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This course is open for registration from Monday, August 28 through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 for early bird priority. The course is limited to 35 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/courses/187/about

ImaginePhD 1:Exploring Career Paths 11/16/17 @ Bunche Hall 6275
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: This session is designed to introduce career paths and opportunities for graduate students and postdocs in the humanities and social sciences through self-assessment of skills, interests, and values. Join Annie Maxfield, Design & Development lead for the ImaginePhD project, to identify starting points for career exploration, self-assess your skill set and see how it aligns with particular career paths and identifies aspects that are most important to you in a future career. Please bring your laptop. Lunch will be served, spaces are limited.

 

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imaginephdexploring-career-paths-for-humanities-social-science-phds-tickets-37738317323

Online Workshop: Introduction to STEM Project Based Learning @ Online
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Project based learning (PBL) is an instructional strategy whereby students gain knowledge as they work towards a well-defined product. In this online workshop, we will discuss how STEM PBL supports students’ attainment of content knowledge and development of critical analysis and reasoning skills by working to respond to an authentic and complex problem. As a group, we will discuss the value of integrated and multi-disciplinary collaborations in STEM PBLs, the 5E Model of Instruction as it is situated in the context of a STEM project-based learning activity, and the construction of an ill-defined task and well-defined outcomes. Deliverables from the workshop will include the Instructor PBL Checklist which provides a framework for the design of a PBL. Participants will complete the workshop with an actionable outline of a PBL in their disciplines.

 

Workshop Schedule This workshop has two online sessions, and participants are required to attend both. Sessions are Thursday, November 9 and 16 at 8-9:30PM ET / 7-8:30PM CT / 6-7:30PM MT / 5-6:30PM PT.

 

Workload

Between the two workshop sessions, participants will be expected to draft a sample project-based learning assignment.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This workshop is open for registration from Monday, October 16 through Monday, October 30. The workshop is limited to 30 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/events/293

Burkle Center International Career Panel 11/16/17 @ UCLA Bunche Hall Room 10383
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm

ABOUT THE PANEL

Come and learn about international career paths and opportunities, hear expert advice about how to best apply for jobs, hear how professionals in international careers were able to succeed, and network with our diverse panel members.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

HAROON AZAR, Program Director, Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom

Haroon is a Senior Fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and Program Director for the Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom. This Initiative focuses on pioneering multidisciplinary approaches for the most pressing global security challenges while preserving constitutional ideals. Mr. Azar is a recognized national security expert with broad experience working with law enforcement and faith-based communities to further resilience mission areas.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Azar was the Regional Director in Los Angeles for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Azar’s primary responsibility was strengthening the Department’s relationships with state and local law enforcement, local government officials, faith-based organizations, community groups, academic institutions, and private sector stakeholders. His office partnered with both government and nongovernment entities locally to advance the Department’s risk mitigation mission.

Previously, Mr. Azar worked as Deputy Director for the Middle East, Africa, & South Asia in the Office of International Affairs at DHS Headquarters in Washington DC. His portfolio included providing the Office of the Secretary with policy counsel and management of international affairs related to homeland security. Additionally, Mr. Azar was responsible for negotiating bilateral and multilateral security agreements with international partners focusing on improving immigration policy, visa security, aviation security, border security, supply chain management, and countering violent extremism efforts.

Mr. Azar received a Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law where he focused on the intersection of national security and civil rights.

RICHARD WALDEN, President and CEO, Operation USA

Richard Walden is president, CEO and founder of Operation USA, also known as Operation California, a Los Angeles-based nongovernmental organization specializing in disaster relief as well as international and domestic health care and economic development projects. Operation USA is privately funded, and has worked in 100 countries since 1979 to provide over $425 million in aid and development assistance; it shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as a key member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Mr. Walden has served on the boards of InterAction, a consortium of 175 international nongovernmental organizations which he co-founded in 1984, and of the Institute for International Mediation & Conflict Resolution (IIMCR) in Washington, D.C. Mr. Walden is also an active California-licensed attorney who specializes in international law, civil rights and health care issues and served as Commissioner of the California Health Facilities Commission for the State of California. Prior to that, Mr. Walden was Deputy General Counsel of the New York City Health Services Administration and has been a private consultant on both health care and international development.

 

ANN WANG, CEO & Co-Founder, Enrou

Ms. Wang grew up with a thirst for creative social innovation. Knowing that there had to be a way for people who believed in a better world like herself to make a lasting impact in their daily lives, Ms. Wang combined her passion for social activism and great storytelling with the business skills she learned growing up as the daughter of an entrepreneur to found Enrou. Enrou is a central marketplace for fashionable products that empower developing communities around the world. They use the power of trade to create sustainable change within global communities and to end the cycle of poverty through small-business and community development.

Ms. Wang studied International Development at UCLA and has worked with activism organizations like the UN, Invisible Children and Charity Water. She won the first ever $400K Forbes Pitch Competition and named Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2016. Ms. Wang also serves as the youngest member of the UCLA Alumni Board, and was listed as LA’s top CEOs to watch in 2015.

This event is part of UCLA’s International Education Week, Nov. 13 – 17. Find this event and more HERE

Nov
17
Fri
Online Workshop: Leveraging Open Source Principles and Resources for Teaching and Learning in STEM @ Online
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a linchpin to many of the most advanced technologies to arise in the past two decades. The principles and practices behind the success of open source software has made its way into non-software contexts and education should be no different. In this workshop we will explore the direct use of open source software and the power it can bring to education along with how open source principles can be applied in a learning environment. Here we will focus on the use of Jupyter notebooks both in and out of the classroom and the use of GitHub as a learning platform promoting collaboration and exposing students to ideas such as version control and peer review. We will also discuss using open source educational materials and what advantages and disadvantages these might bring. The workshop will include demonstrations, hands-on activities, and in the second session a show-and-tell to discuss what participants were able to do between sessions.

 

Workshop Schedule

This workshop has two online sessions, and participants are required to attend both. Sessions are Friday November 10 and 17 at 2-4PM ET / 1-3PM CT / 12-2PM MT / 11AM-1PM PT.

 

Workload

Participants will be asked to utilize the tools that are presented in session 1 before they experience session 2.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This workshop is open for registration from Monday, October 16 through Monday, October 30. The workshop is limited to 50 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/events/312

International Education Week (IEW)
Nov 17 @ 5:34 pm – 6:34 pm

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you can join us for one or more of the following professional and personal development opportunities this week for International Education Week (IEW). Opportunities include:

Intercultural Communication Training (PLEASE RSVP)

  • Mon, 11/13, 2:45 – 3:45 pm, Bunche 11372 (STAFF)
  • Tues, 11/14, 9:15 – 10:45 am, Bunche 10383 (FACULTY, SCHOLARS, TAs)
    Tues, 11/14, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Bradley 300AB (STAFF)
  • Wed, 11/15, 10:10 – 11 am, Bunche 10383 (STUDENTS)
  • Wed, 11/15, 3:15 – 4:45 pm, Bunche 11372 (FACULTY, SCHOLARS, TAs)
  • Thurs, 11/16, 9:40 – 10:30 am, Bunche 10383 (STUDENTS)
  • Fri, 11/17, 10 – 10:50 am, Bunche 10383 (STUDENTS)

Identity Wheel Around the World (PLEASE RSVP)

  • Come to this 50 minute workshop to complete a personal and social identity wheel with an international twist! Explore the facets of your identity in different geographical and cultural contexts to learn more about yourself and the world. All are welcome!
  • Mon, 11/13, 11:30-12:20 am, Bradley 300D
  • Tues, 11/14, 10-10:50 am, Bradley 300D
  • Tues, 11/14, 1-1:50 pm, Bradley 300D
  • Wed, 11/15, 11:30-12:20 pm, Bradley 300D
  • Thurs, 11/16, 11-11:50 am, Bunche 10383
  • Fri, 11/17, 10-10:50 am, Bradley 300D

Pronouncing Chinese Names Training (PLEASE RSVP)

  • Tues, 11/14, 10 am – 12 pm, Bunche 11372
  • Tues, 11/14, 12 – 2 pm, Bunche 11372
  • Wed, 11/15, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Bradley 300C
  • Thurs, 11/16, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Bradley 300C
  • Thurs, 11/16, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Bunche 11372
  • Fri, 11/17, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Bradley 300C

Sincerely,

UCLA Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars
www.internationalcenter.ucla.edu

Nov
20
Mon
Online Course: Teaching with Technology @ Online
Nov 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

This course is directed toward STEM graduate students and postdoctoral fellows wishing to enhance their understanding of instructional options that rely on educational technologies that go beyond the use of chalk or whiteboards. Instructors have many options for communicating with students, having students work together, connecting classwork to the world outside the classroom, offloading some aspects of the course in favor of emphasizing others during synchronous meetings, doing formative and summative assessment, and enhancing the ability for students to gain more practice, do independent work, or obtain deeper mastery of a subject. It is technologies in this spectrum, used to assess traditional classroom instruction, that we will focus on in this course. We will not be able to cover all technologies, and believe that it is more important to be able to critically evaluate learning technologies than to focus too narrowly on how to use a certain subset, as technologies evolve (and can become extinct) rather rapidly. The CIRTL Core ideas wll inform many of the topics in the course.

A second instructor is TBD For this course.

 

Course Schedule

This course has weekly online sessions on Mondays, starting October 2 and ending December 4. The exact course time is TBD, but sessions will fall within 10:30AM – 12:30PM CT.

 

Workload

Instructors anticipate students will need to spend 2-3 hours per week on work outside of class sessions.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This course is open for registration from Monday, August 28 through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 for early bird priority. The course is limited to 25 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/courses/189/about

Online Course: Teaching-as-Research @ Online
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Teaching-as-Research involves taking a deliberate and systematic approach to investigating, reflecting on, and improving one’s own teaching (see: https://www.cirtl.net/p/core-ideas-teaching-as-research). A Teaching-as-Research project follows an inquiry cycle: formulating a question about student learning; defining measures of success; identifying or creating assessments and learning activities; implementing the learning activity; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; and reflecting on the experience.

This course will provide a mentored learning community for participants who wish to develop and plan a Teaching-as-Research project (to be carried out in 2018) in a STEM or SBE discipline. Participants will work on refining their research question, conducting a literature review, composing learning objectives for their project, and identifying appropriate learning activities and assessments that align with those objectives. Throughout the course, participants will draft components of their project plan and provide feedback on each other’s work; they will have a completed plan by the end of the course. Sessions will be highly interactive and require active engagement and participation.

This is an intermediate-level course and assumes a working knowledge of, and experience with, evidence-based teaching methods. When registering, potential participants will be asked to fill out an application.

 

Course Schedule

This course has weekly online sessions at 2:00PM – 3:30PM ET / 1:00PM – 2:30PM CT / 12:00PM – 1:30PM MT / 11:00AM – 12:30PM PT on Mondays, starting October 2 and ending December 4.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This course is open for registration from Monday, August 28 through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 for early bird priority. Instructors will send registrants an additional, brief application after they sign up for this course on our website. The course is limited to 20 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/courses/154/about

Nov
21
Tue
Online Course: The College Classroom – Teaching Inclusively @ Online
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

As an instructor, how can you show that you care, and contribute to the success of an increasingly diverse student body (e.g., race, gender, socio-economic status, career stage, age, etc.)? Join us in this course as we address these questions, and build your skills to promote the academic success of all students in your current and future classrooms. Through readings, discussions, case scenarios, and the development of an inclusive micro-teaching plan, we will reflect on and develop practical strategies to address critical issues of diversity that impact college students and their educational success. This course is focused on the practical application of learning about teaching inclusively. Emphasis in the course will be placed on real-time strategies for both addressing hot moments, microaggressions and difficult conversations in the classroom, and for planning an effective, inclusive teaching session.

 

As a result of taking this course, participants will:

1. Develop an appreciation for the experiences of diverse learners in higher education;

2. Demonstrate understanding of diversity, equity and inclusivity as they relate to teaching and student learning;

3. Practice addressing – in real time – difficult conversations in the classroom;

4. Recognize the range of inclusive pedagogical practices and develop the ability to implement one or more in a classroom setting;

5. Develop and demonstrate an inclusive micro-teaching plan.

 

Course Schedule

This course has weekly online sessions at 2PM – 4PM ET / 1PM – 3PM CT / 12PM – 2PM MT / 11AM – 1PM PT on Tuesdays, starting October 3 and ending November 28.

Workload

Instructors anticipate students will need to spend 1-2 hours per week on work outside of class sessions.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This course is open for registration from Monday, August 28 through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 for early bird priority. The course is limited to 30 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/courses/172/about

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching 10/10/17 @ TBD
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching is designed to provide you with effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them, as well as how to collect and analyze evidence of student learning. The online course provides you with videos and asynchronous interaction with CIRTL participants across the network. The UCLA in-person Learning Community is a supportive, interactive environment to practice the theory.

 

CIRTL Fall Programming is here! To access all courses, workshops, and events, please create a log-in and register on the CIRTL Commons

**For a complete list of courses, workshops, and events being offered: **

https://ceils.ucla.edu/cirtl-at-ucla/how-to-participate-in-cirtl/

 

 

RSVP Links:

  • The online Intro MOOC runs October 2 – Nov. 17th

Registration for the online course here: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-evidence-based-bux-cirtl-1x-2

 

  • The MOOC in-person Learning Community will meet on Tuesdays, for 8 weeks, beginning October 10th from 12-1:30 pm. Snacks provided.

Sign up by September 25th here: https://goo.gl/forms/1KGqPr0OIvsy9huf2