NCEP Studio 2017: Application Form
Conservation Teaching and Learning Studio:

"Evidence, evidence, evidence! Developing and assessing critical thinking in your students"

Studio dates: June 21-23
Application deadline: April 19, 12 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

The Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP)  convene small teams of post-secondary or adult educators in intensive workshops—Conservation Teaching and Learning Studios—to exchange teaching strategies, train in evidence-based pedagogical approaches, and develop teaching resources to be featured in the NCEP module collection. Our next Studio will take place on June 21-23  at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and will focus on strategies for developing and assessing professional skills, specifically critical thinking and evaluating evidence, in conservation students.

In today's world, scientific literacy and the ability to evaluate competing claims based on the available evidence is a critical skill in all students, regardless of major. In this Studio, faculty training will be focused on scientific and evidence-based teaching practices that promote the development of critical thinking skills, as well as aligning assessment techniques to your desired student learning outcomes. Over two and a half days, you will have a chance to learn about effective tools and approaches from peers and investigators leading NSF-funded research on education. You will have a chance to practice and apply these techniques as you work in a team and on topics relevant to your own teaching.

Participants will be selected based on their teaching or research focus and possibly their career stage to ensure a balanced studio event. Applicants will be notified early May.

Additional Considerations:
Registration fee is set at $125, and includes breakfast, lunch, and access to all Museum exhibits.
A limited number of travel grants are available and will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Participants are expected to attend for the entire duration of the studio.

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First name:
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Title & affiliation:
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Area(s) of research/ teaching expertise:
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Do you teach at the post-secondary level (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, continuing education)?
Do you teach at a minority-serving institution (MSI)?
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What is the average size of your class?
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What would you consider is your level of experience with evidence-based/ active teaching?
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In 200-300 words, please tell us why you are interested in attending this studio.
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