CLSE is excited to introduce the Resource Portal for Scientific Teaching.
Designed to help all CLSE community members share resources for scientific teaching and to provide ideas for student-centered approaches to undergraduate biology instruction, here in the portal you can find a large collection of instructional resources, ranging from images, videos, and podcasts to tested and polished lesson packets covering a vast variety of topics in Biology.
Click the links below for a video tour and for information about how the portal can become one of your most essential instructional tools!
In this recent essay in the CBE - Life Sciences Education Journal, Dr. Michelle Withers describes the College Science Learning Cycle, which provides instructors who are interested in transforming passive lectures into active learning-based sessions with a consistent, structured approach to constructing teaching materials in a time-efficient manner.
Read the full article by clicking HERE or visit https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/cbe.15-04-0101
"iBiology's mission is to convey, in the form of open-access free videos, the excitement of modern biology and the process by which scientific discoveries are made. Our aim is to let you meet the leading scientists in biology, so that you can find out how they think about scientific questions and conduct their research, and can get a sense of their personalities, opinions, and perspectives. We also seek to support educators who want to incorporate materials that illustrate the process and practice of science into their curriculum." - www.ibiology.org/about-us/mission.html
As part of this collection, the iBioEducation section is a set of videos and other materials that serves to support undergraduate biology instruction. This collection includes video lectures. clips, and even short courses, including a short-course video series on Scientific Teaching and active learning. Just search "ibiology" to find a list of all the portal resource listings for iBiology.org.
...and clickHERE to find the iBiologyEducation Scientific Teaching Series: Active Learning module resource page.
Do you ever wish that your students were better able to assess themselves in order to improve their learning? If so, then follow the link above to learn about the various resources CWIS has regarding metacognition as well as ideas for how to implement them in your classroom.