CWSEI Events

upcoming events
Date Time Event location


PAST EVENTS (2007-Present)
Date Event File
April 11, 2016
2016 Annual Science Education Open House
Hosted by Skylight and the CWSEI
April 13, 2015
2015 Annual Science Education Open House
(CWSEI End-of-Year Event)
April 11, 2014
2014 CWSEI End-of-Year Event
Jan 24, 2014
Seminar - Andrew Boudreaux
Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Western Washington University
"Identifying and addressing student difficulties with proportional reasoning"
April 8, 2013
2013 CWSEI End-of-Year Event
March 6, 2013
Seminar - Michelle Smith
Assistant Professor of Biology and Ecology and member of the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education, University of Maine
"Identifying and Changing Persistent Conceptual Difficulties in Undergraduate Biology Courses"
Nov 2, 2012
Celebrate Learning Week Session:
Interactive Engagement in Large Classes: Methods and Examples from the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative
Oct 16, 2012
Seminar - Simon Bates
Senior Advisor, Teaching and Learning, and Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), UBC
"Just how good are student-generated assessment questions?"
Apr 20, 2012
2012 CWSEI End-of-Year Event
Feb 20, 2012
Seminar - Janice Gobert (Professor of Psychology and Learning Sciences, and of Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute )
"Learning with scientific simulations: Affordances for performance assessment and student learning"
Dec 2011
Workshop - Cynthia Heiner and Peter Newbury (Physics and Astronomy, UBC)
"Effective Peer Instruction Using Clickers"

Oct 19, 2011
Seminar -Joe Ferrare (Wisconsin Center for Education Research,
University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"Capturing Multiple Dimensions of Instructional Practice:
The Teaching Dimensions Observation Protocol"
Sept 22, 2011
Seminar - Brett Gilley (Science Teaching and Learning Fellow, CWSEI)
"2-stage Exam Session"
Click HERE for watch the video (MP4) or right click to download the file (512 MB)
June 24, 2011
Seminar - Taylor Martin (Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin)
"Learning Processes in Online Graphic Environments: The Added Value of Visualization and Modeling"
April 29, 2011
2011 CWSEI End-of-Year Event  
Jan 17, 2011
Seminar - David Bressoud (DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Macalester College)
"Issues of the Transition to University Mathematics"
Aug 17, 2010
Seminar - Kenneth Koedinger (Professor of Human Computer Interaction and Psychology & Director of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center, Carnegie Mellon University)
"Learning Science and Technology to Understand Your Domain and Improve Student Learning"
Aug 4, 2010
Seminar - Daniel Kaplan (Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Macalester College)
"Statistical Modeling as Part of Science"
May 31, 2010
Seminar - Dan Schwartz (Professor of Education, Stanford University)
"Missed in Plain Sight: Effects of instruction on noticing and transfer"
May 20, 2010
Seminar - Sam McKagan (American Association of Physics Teachers and McKagan Enterprises)
"Using the PER User's Guide and Adopting/Adapting Course Materials"
Apr 27, 2010
2010 CWSEI End-of-Year Event  
Apr 9, 2010
Seminar - Alan Schoenfeld (Professor of Education and Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley)
"Learning to Think Mathematically (or like a scientist, or a writer, or...)"
Mar 25, 2010
Seminar - Richard Shavelson (Margaret Jacks Professor of Education and Professor of Psychology, Stanford University)
“On Assessing Science Learning in Higher Education”
Nov 9, 2009
Seminar - Rachel Scherr (Research Assistant Professor, Physics Education Research Group, University of Maryland)
"Accounting for tutorial teaching assistants' buy-in to reform instruction"
Oct 29, 2009
Special Seminar- Steve Pollock (Associate Professor of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder)
"A research-based approach to transforming an upper-division electricity and magnetism course"
Oct 29, 2009
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium - Steve Pollock (Associate Professor of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder)
"Understanding Educational Reforms: Impacts of Physics Education Research"
Oct 27, 2009
Seminar - Celebrate Learning Week: Bruce Dunham and Eugenia Yu (Department of Statistics, UBC)
"Identifying and Addressing Student Difficulties in an Introductory Statistics Course"
Sept 30, 2009
Seminar - Robert Bjork (Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Psychology, UCLA)
"How we learn versus how we think we learn: Implications for the design and evaluation of instruction
July 20, 2009
Seminar - Beth Simon (Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego)
"Peer Instruction for the First Time: Experiences of a First Time User in Computer Science"
May 26, 2009
Seminar - Perry Samson (Professor - Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, University of Michigan)
"Lecture Tools: A Powerful Alternative to Clickers"

Apr 29, 2009
2009 CWSEI End-of-Year Event
Feb 27,2009
Seminar - Paul Denny (The University of Auckland: New Zealand)
"PeerWise - students sharing and evaluating multiple choice questions"

Feb 11, 2009
Seminar -Wendy Adams (Co-Director of PhET and Director of Research, CU-SEI)
"A Balance - Effective Levels of Guidance for Student Engagement and Learning"
Oct 23, 2008
Seminar - Bill Wood (University of Colorado: Boulder)
"Changing the way undergraduates are taught in a research-oriented biology department"

Oct 16, 2008
Seminar - David Caprette (Rice University)
"Assessing an Undergraduate Lab Program"
Oct 3, 2008
Seminar - Celebrate Learning Week: Carl Wieman
"How People Learn: Implications for Teachers and Students"
Video - October 2008
Oct 3, 2008
Seminar - Celebrate Learning Week: Lee Shulman
"When Learning is Truly Celebrated"

Video - October 2008
Oct 2, 2008
Celebrate Learning Week, UBC Learning Conference: Learning Goals Symposium

"Learning Goals: What, Why, How": Beth Simon, Jared Taylor, and Steve Wolfman 

A Glimpse into the Process of Creating Learning Goals (Simon & Wolfman)
"Bringing Learning Goals to Fruition": Francis Jones and Brett Gilley
Oct 1, 2008
Seminar - Celebrate Learning Week: Sara Harris and Douw Steyn (Dept of Earth and Ocean Sciences)
"Keeping the feedback loop active: Critical incidents for learning"
Sep 26, 2008
New Science Faculty Workshop #2: Carl Wieman
"Implementing principles of learning"
Sep 19, 2008
New Science Faculty Workshop #1: Carl Wieman
"How People Learn, the Science of Learning"
Aug 5, 2008
Seminar: Esther S.C. Ho (Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Kwong Wai Leung (Centre Manager of HKPISA Centre, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
"Characteristics of East Asian Learners: What we have learned from international studies"
Jul 28, 2008
Seminar: David C. Berliner (Regents' Professor, Arizona State University)
"Studying Expert Teachers"
Jul 15, 2008
Seminar: Simon Bates (Professor of Physics Education,University of Edinburgh, UK)
"Physics Education (Research) in the UK: notes from a (very small island)"
Apr 28, 2008
  • CWSEI End-of-Year-Event - Presentation Slides:
  • Chemistry    
  • Computer Science    
  • Earth and Ocean Sciences     
  • Life Sciences      
  • Physics and Astronomy    
  • Statistics    
Apr 15, 2008 Seminar: Dan Schwartz (Professor of Education, Stanford University)
"The Transfer of Learning"
Apr 3, 2008 Seminar: Helen MacGillvray (Professor, Queensland University of Technology's School of Mathematical Sciences
& Director of its Maths Access Centre)
"Roles of Assessment in Learning in Statistics and Mathematics"
Mar 19, 2008 Seminar: Carl Wieman (Director, Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative)
"What All Instructors Should Know About Learning"
Jan 30, 2008 Seminar: Wendy Adams (Director of Research, Science Education Initiative, University of Colorado-Boulder)
"Problem Solving; understanding and evaluating the many components of skills, processes, and beliefs"
Nov 19, 2007 Seminar: Michelle Smith (Science Teaching Fellow, University of Colorado-Boulder)
"Changing how we teach genetics through learning goals, assessments, and interactive learning"
Nov 8, 2007 Seminar: Gary Gladding (Professor of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"Reforming Large Courses at a Research University: A Case Study from Physics at Illinois"
Oct 18, 2007 Seminar: Eric Mazur (Professor of Physics, Harvard University)
"Confessions of a Converted Lecturer"
July 12 Seminar: Kathy Perkins (Associate Director, University of Colorado Science Education Initiative)
"Studying Student Beliefs About Science: their importance and what affects them"
May 3/8, 2007 Learning Goals Workshop (Physics)
April 24, 2007 Seminar: Eric Riggs (Co-director, CRESME, Purdue University)
"Streamlining a Modern Geoscience Curriculum: A Tale of Young Turks, High Teaching Loads, and Turning Lemons into Lemonade"
April 17, 2007 Seminar: Mike Dubson (Senior Instructor, Department of Physics, University of Colorado-Boulder)
"Creating a Highly Interactive Classroom for All Courses"
March 22/30, 2007 Learning Goals Workshop (EOS/CS)