General Principles and Visualization Tools for Active Learning in Biology
May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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In this webinar you will learn, the fundamental features of, and best practices in applying, the pedagogical approach known as “Active Learning” and the role that visualization tools (graphics, animations, videos, recorded interviews with scientists, etc.) can play in enhancing student comprehension. A 30-minute Q&A session will round out the webinar.
Hosted by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Education Committee.
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Moderator (Distinguished Professor Emeritus Jeremy Thorner, UC Berkeley) will introduce two speakers. Lynn Tran, a Program Director in the Division of Research on Learning in the Directorate for STEM Education at the National Science Foundation will discuss the fundamental features of, and best practices in applying, the pedagogical approach known as “Active Learning.” Shannon Behrman, Senior Director of the iBiology team at the non-profit Science Communication Lab will discuss the role that visualization tools (graphics, animations, videos, recorded interviews with scientists, etc.) can play in enhancing student comprehension. It is anticipated that after a 5 min introduction, each speaker will give a ~30-min presentation, followed by up to 10 min of questions from the audience, and conclude with a brief thank you to all by the moderator, for a total of 1-1/2 hours.
About the speakers:
Lynn Tran, Program Director, Division of Research on Learning, Directorate for STEM Education, National Science Foundation (NSF)
Lynn Tran obtained her B.S. in Biology from UCLA (1998), an M.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2004) in Science Education from North Carolina State Univ., and carried out three years (2005-2007) of postdoctoral research at the Center for Learning at King’s College London. She then joined the staff at the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, where she is still affiliated, and accepted her current position at the NSF in 2021.
Shannon Behrman, iBiology / Science Communication Lab
Shannon Behrman received her B.S. in Plant Biology from UC Berkeley in 2000, and then her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2010. Shannon was then a science communications manager at the National Cancer Institute. In 2014, she joined iBiology (and now Science Communication Lab).
Jeremy Thorner, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Jeremy Thorner received his A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College (1967) and his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1972). After two years of postdoctoral research in the Biochem. Dept. at Stanford Univ. Sch. of Med., he accepted a faculty position at UC Berkeley, where he has been ever since He retired from active service in June 2020 and closed his research lab in June 2021.