[FUN_Mail] SfN workshop on teaching neuroscience

Richard Olivo rolivo at smith.edu
Fri Oct 6 16:24:22 EDT 2017

Dear colleagues,

If you will be in DC for the 2017 SfN annual meeting, Monica Linden and I
hope you will attend the teaching workshop we have organized for Monday
morning. You can see full details at its website:


The website includes links to resources for each speaker, plus a selected
group of articles on evidence-based teaching  and learning practices. The
workshop's description and schedule are
​shown below.

We hope to see you there!

Richard Olivo
rolivo at smith.edu

*Monday, November 13, 2017  |  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  |  207A Washington
Convention Center*

*Evidence-Based Approaches to Teaching Neuroscience*

This year's workshop on teaching neuroscience will review evidence-based
practices that have been shown to improve student learning. Amy Chang,
Director of Education for the American Society for Microbiology, will
summarize validated instructional strategies. Lee Zia (NSF), David Asai
(HHMI), and Brian Couch (Nebraska) will discuss implementing these proven
approaches to good teaching, and Dan Willingham (Virginia) will review
practices that students themselves can use to improve their own learning.
The workshop was organized by Monica Linden (Brown University) and Richard
Olivo (Smith College).

The workshop is open to faculty, postdocs, and students at every level of
teaching experience. There is no fee or preregistration.


9:00     Introduction and video: "How Can Learning Science Help Improve
                   Video: Marsha Lovett, Simon Initiative, Carnegie Mellon
9:10     Keynote: Scientific Teaching - Approaching Teaching as You Would
an Experimental Science.
                   Amy Chang, Director of Education, American Society for
9:40     Lessons from NSF's and AAAS's "Vision and Change."
                   Lee Zia, Acting Director, Division of Undergraduate
Education, National Science Foundation
10:00    Creating a meaningful, effective, and positive experience in
                   David Asai, Senior Director for Science Education,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
10:20    Students as sources of feedback for educational transformation.
                   Brian Couch, Assistant Professor
​ ​
of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10:40    Learning strategies for students.
                   Daniel Willingham, Professor of Psychology, University
of Virginia

Richard F Olivo, PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Smith College
Founding Editor, Educational Resources (ERIN), Society for Neuroscience
       44 College Lane, Smith College, Northampton MA 01063
       413 585-3822 <(413)%20585-3822> • http://tinyurl.com/bio300http://erin.sfn.org
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