J-WEL Webinar: Tips from Teachers on Moving Laboratory Experiences Online, May 7, 2020 | MIT J-WEL

J-WEL Webinar: Tips from Teachers on Moving Laboratory Experiences Online, May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020, online
9:00-10:30 a.m. ET


One of the most challenging aspects of teaching remotely is transforming in-person laboratory experiences, redesigning them to be done by students from home or substituting them with more limited learning experiences. During this webinar, you'll hear from experienced teachers and leading experts about effective strategies for dealing with this challenge, as well as how to implement them.

Our speakers will explore examples related to physics, biology, and mechanical engineering. They will examine a wide range of strategies, such as using simulations and videos to create a virtual laboratory experience, using remotely controlled laboratories to collect data and perform experiments, and creating project-based activities with or without pre-assembled kits. The context will be applicable to a wide range of STEM-related courses at the high school and university levels. There will be ample time for discussion with the speakers, so bring your own experience and questions!

Audience:
STEM teachers at the high school and university level.

How to join: A brief registration is required. Register here to join the webinar.

Speakers
Peter Bohacek is a physics teacher in Minnesota and co-founder of Pivot Interactives. With a background in electrical and computer engineering, Peter's current interest is using interactive video for science teaching. Peter co-founded Pivot Interactives in 2016 with the goal of making interactive video available for all science educators and students. 

Dr. John Liu is a Lecturer and researcher in the Mechanical Engineering department and a Fellow of the MITx Digital Learning Laboratory. He is teaching MIT's Design and Manufacturing II (2.008) this term and has taught classes in a number of departments ranging from Mechanical Engineering, Media Lab, and Physics at MIT and universities in Singapore and Taiwan. As the former Director of the MITx Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters program, he facilitated a team of faculty and instructors to develop content and innovate manufacturing education at MIT using digital technology. His research is in engineering education, specifically the role and development of 3D visualizations and open-ended, project-based assessments in scalable education settings.

Jeanie Talbot is the physics lab manager at the University of La Verne. Previously, she held the same position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She loves new experiments and is interested in creating new ways for students to learn the process of experimental physics. She is known to sing songs about duct tape while setting up equipment.

Bruce Van Dyke, Founder & Chair of the Quincy College Biotechnology and Good Manufacturing Practice Program, will discuss the online system for introducing students to concepts in upstream single-use biomanufacturing. Bruce Van Dyke received a BS in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and MS in Biochemistry from Western Washington University. He spent 17 years performing biomedical research in the Biology Department at UCSD and five years in industrial research in Seattle, Washington.

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