Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

STEM Teaching Showcase

Event Time 

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Center for Teaching and Learning, Room 120A & 120B
301 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Event Description 

Join the Center for Teaching and Learning as we explore STEM Education at Yale. We hope to showcase award-based STEM education projects and innovations across Yale STEM disciplines and foster the STEM teaching community and collaboration at Yale. We will follow the below format and we will highlight the below grant and project work:


1:00 p.m. Lightning-Style Presentations: Rapid fire presentations that expose attendees to a wide breadth of programs and resources in a single half hour sitting

1:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussions with Presenters: Highly participatory discussions that allow participants and presenters to discuss programs, resources, challenges, and novel ideas in more detail

2:30 p.m. Reception: An opportunity for participants to continue their conversations and meet the broader Yale STEM education community  

Grants and Projects:  

HHMI Campus Grant

The Campus Grant team is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to provide classes and programs that promote diversity and persistence in STEM at Yale. The grant funds Freshmen Scholars at Yale (FSY), the CURE (Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience) Development Initiative, the Foundations Biology sequence, summer research support programing, and introductory math support. Program leaders will be presenting key innovations and resources from their programs.   

Helmsley STEM Education Program

The Helmsley STEM Education Program supports four Helmsley Postdoctoral Teaching Scholars at Yale, two in physics and two in math. Helmsley Scholars pioneer innovative teaching approaches grounded in evidence-based teaching at Yale and at local institutions. They also play a vital role in planning and facilitating our STEM Education Seminar and Journal Club series. Scholars will be sharing teaching projects and tools that they have developed during their time at Yale.  

Scientific Teaching Course

The Yale Scientific Teaching Course trains Yale graduate students and postdocs in evidence-based teaching methods aimed at bringing the spirit and rigor of research to the undergraduate classroom. Course participants will share teaching activities that they developed that embrace the tenets of scientific teaching: active learning, effective assessments and inclusive teaching.  

Teaching as Research (TAR) Program

Through Teaching as Research (TAR) projects, Yale graduate students, professional students, and postdocs apply evidence-based teaching practices to advance learning at Yale. Specifically, TAR Fellows develop scholarly teaching, develop assessment plans, and partner with faculty to enrich college curriculum. TAR Fellows will present their projects and results to inform practice and education research at Yale. Many projects apply digital education tools to learning environments and were developed as part of the CTL Digital Education Innovation (DEI) Grant program. The TAR program is nationally supported by the Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL).

Why should you attend?

  • Connect with people doing relevant STEM education work (network)
  • Learn about Yale programs, classes, and research on STEM education to inform your own practices and  identify resources for students
  • Identify potential collaborations with other programs and classes
  • Providing input to Yale STEM instructors and program leaders
  • Collect feedback on your own classes and programs

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