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Welcome to the STEM+ Teaching community at MSU!

What do we mean by STEM+? Many fields engage with topics of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; these fields may be housed in separate disciplines (e.g. natural science, art, social science, engineering, medicine, philosophy, etc.). All instructors who are in STEM+ or STEM+ adjacent fields are welcome to come and explore STEM+ education with us.

STEM+ Teaching Essential Workshop Series

Each month the STEM+ Teaching Essentials provides a lunch and discussion around STEM+ education. Housed in the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility’s Generator room (2110) from 12-1:30pm. It is a time to meet colleagues from across campus, grab some food, and learn about work that is being done on campus that may impact your practice. Below are ways for you to connect and participate.

  1. See our schedule of events for the semester
    • Weds. Nov. 1 – Assessment Round Table
      • This week we have to change our schedule due to unforeseen circumstances, but we look forward to hosting Brittany Dillman in the near future. For this week we will have an informal round table discussion about assessment in our classrooms: favorite methods for formative and summative assessment, technology available to reduce grading challenges, tips, tricks, alternative assessment strategies, and other topics will be explored. Come have lunch and learn & connect with colleagues from across campus! Registration Link
    • Weds. Dec. 6 – Hala Sun, “AI and Assessment”How do we co-exist with AI when it comes to assessment?” Registration Link
  2. Join our Email list
    • Please click here to be added to the STEM Teaching Essentials email list.
  3. Provide feedback on sessions
  4. Prior sessions

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