Spreading Evidence-Based Instructional Practices: Leveraging Peer Observation for Institutional Change
A Change Café Webinar
Thursday, May 30, 2019
9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Presenters: Stephanie Salomone, Heather Dillon, Eric Anctil, Tara Presholdt, and Valerie Peterson (University of Portland)
Registration is closed.
Resources, including presentation slides and the Screencast recording after the webinar
Evidence that active, student-centered learning in STEM classrooms contributes to desired student outcomes has now accumulated to compelling levels. However, promoting and supporting widespread use of new practices is challenging, even amongst practitioners open to such changes. One contributing factor is the fact that a majority of instructional change efforts focus on only a small portion of the instructional system, while true transformation requires systemic reform. Successful institutional change initiatives have been shown to involve common features: they involve ongoing interventions, align with individuals' beliefs, and work within the existing landscape of institutional values. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to a new theory to support instructional change in undergraduate mathematics that incorporates a new dimension – instructor peer observation – in an existing model for institutional change (the CACAO model), thereby aligning with evidence regarding what supports effective change. An exemplar will be given to illustrate how this theory might be realized in practice.
This webinar is designed for STEM faculty, faculty developers (e.g., teaching and learning center staff), and disciplinary and institutional change leaders (e.g., department chairs, administrators at all levels, disciplinary association members and leaders). It may be of particular interest to those who are planning or currently implementing change efforts.
GoalsAs a result of this webinar, participants will be prepared to:
- Envision peer observation as a tool for faculty reflection and pedagogical change
- Connect with a network of critically aligned colleagues for sharing resources related to systemic change in STEM
- Adapt principles of systemic change and peer observation to their intuitional context
Registration is closed.
Time - 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Duration - 60 minutes
Format - Online web presentation via Zoom web meeting software with questions and discussion. Go to the webinar technology page for more information on using Zoom. Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar.
Please email Mitchell Awalt (mawalt at carleton.edu) if you have any technical questions about this event.
ASCN Webinar 05.30.19 Slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.3MB May30 19)
- Welcome and introductory marks
- Webinar evaluation
Resources and References
- Spreading Evidence-Based Instructional Practices: Modeling Change Using Peer Observation (Acrobat (PDF) 366kB May30 19)