Strategies to Promote Access to Learning for All Students

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Lathrop Library 282

Space is limited; please register here

In this interactive workshop, Becoming Aware of Inequities in Science Classrooms and Exploring Strategies to Promote Access for All Students, participants will participate in a common experience as the basis for discussing how some students may experience learning environments differently from one another. Individual participants will then have the opportunity to self-assess their current awareness of twenty common equitable teaching strategies and identify those that could be immediately implemented in their classrooms, laboratories, group meetings, or other professional settings to promote fairness and increase access to science learning for all students.

Speaker Information: Dr. Kimberly Tanner is a tenured faculty member in Biology at San Francisco State University. She directs SEPAL, the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory, which is focused on understanding how people learn science, especially biology. Her research in biology education holds the promise of revealing insights into preconceptions and misconceptions in biology that can guide strategies for curriculum improvement and teaching reform. She has been Principal Investigator on NSF-funded GK-12, TUES, and CAREER awards, as well on a National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership award and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Education Award.

This workshop is being offered as part of VPTL 231, Preparing for Faculty Careers. This session is co-sponsored by the Vice Provost of Graduate Education (VPGE), the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL), and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). Open to all Stanford graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff.  


Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education