STEM Summer Professional Institute 2014

On June 2 and 3, the Capstone Institute at Howard University will hold the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Professional Development Institute in room 100 of the Donald Julian Reaves (DJR) Student Activities Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University campus of Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This two-day professional development institute will prepare faculty members from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to deliver evidence-based instruction in STEM and STEM education courses which will increase student engagement, performance levels, and success of students. Please click here for the event FLYER. Parking will be in the U and W lots. Here is a link to the CAMPUS MAP. 

The institute will begin with an interactive session on student engagement and adaptive instructional strategies. Throughout the day, key insights and proven strategies on enhancing STEM courses through research-based courses, collaborative learning environments, and implementation of technology will be shared. A key feature of this institute is the development of focus groups that will convey barriers to their students’ success. Solutions to these barriers will be developed at this institute under the leadership of the presenters. By the end, faculty will be empowered with novel techniques that can be implemented into their teaching of STEM courses. There will also be opportunities for follow-up activities.

Presenters from a variety of STEM disciplines who are actively involved in national STEM education initiatives include Drs. Jann Adams (clinical psychology/social psychology), Carthene Bazemore-Walker (chemistry), A. Wade Boykin (developmental psychology), John Harkless (theoretical and computational chemistry), Monica Jackson (statistics), Grant Warner (mechanical engineering), Talitha Washington (applied mathematics), and Carol West (education administration).

STEM faculty, including those in education, from historically black colleges and universities are invited to apply. There is no fee to attend this institute. Lunch and dormitory housing will be provided. To participate, a curriculum vitae and a cover letter identifying the STEM area of interest should be emailed to BuildingConnections@CapstoneInstitute.org. The registration deadline has passed. To register, see:



AGENDA

Monday, June 2, 2014
Room 100, Donald Julian Reaves (DJR) Student Activities Center
Winston-Salem State University, 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27110

8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:50 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Talitha Washington, Howard University
Dr. Donald J. Reaves, Chancellor, Winston-Salem State University
Dr. Brenda A. Allen, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Winston-Salem State University

8:50 – 9:00 AM Challenges in Student Engagement
Dr. Talitha Washington, Howard University
Dr. John Harkless, Howard University
9:00 – 10:05 AM         Promoting High Quality STEM Instruction in Higher Education Settings: The Pursuit of Equity and Excellence
Dr. A. Wade Boykin, Capstone Institute at Howard University

10:05 – 10:15 AM Break

10:15 – 11:15 AM Creating Successful Peer-Reviewed Publications with Undergraduate Collaborators
Dr. Monica Jackson, American University

11:15 – 12:15 PM Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning: From Instructor to Instructional Designer
Dr. Jeton McClinton, Jackson State University

12:15 – 1:30 PM Lunch and Lunchtime Address: The Transformative Science Initiative at WSSU
Dr. Carthene Bazemore-Walker, Winston-Salem State University

1:40 – 3:00 PM Breakout Groups: Solve Challenges with Student Engagement
Dr. Carol West, Capstone Institute at Howard University
Participants will identify viable solutions via Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

3:00 – 4:00 PM Reports from Groups
Groups will share their ideas on optimizing student engagement    

4:00 – 4:30 PM Prezi Account Set-ups
Dr. John Harkless, Howard University

4:30 – 6:00 PM Networking Reception

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Room 100, Donald Julian Reaves (DJR) Student Activities Center
Winston-Salem State University, 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27110

8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 AM Capstone Institute’s Building Connections Project
Dr. Carol West, Capstone Institute at Howard University

8:45 – 9:00 AM Challenges in Utilizing Technology
Dr. Talitha Washington, Howard University
Dr. John Harkless, Howard University

9:00 – 10:00 AM Driving Student Innovation
Dr. Grant Warner, Howard University
10:00 – 10:15 AM Break

10:15 – 11:15 AM Engaging Undergraduates in STEM: Evidence Based Strategies that Impact Student Outcomes
Dr. Jann H. Adams, Morehouse College

11:15 – 12:15 PM Storytelling in STEM: Creating Long-Form Narratives in the Classroom
Dr. John Harkless, Howard University

12:15 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Lunchtime Address
Building Connections: Research, Technology, and Current Trends in Mathematics
Dr. Talitha Washington, Howard University

1:00 – 2:30 PM Breakout Groups: Develop Techniques for Enhancing Introductory Courses
Dr. John Harkless, Howard University
Groups will use Prezi to develop ideas for enhancing introductory STEM courses via various strategies such as pedagogical techniques, course development, and classroom activities

2:30 – 2:40 PM Break

2:40 – 3:45 PM Reports from Groups
Groups will share ideas for enhancing courses via a Prezi presentation

3:45 – 4:00 PM Closing Remarks
Dr. Talitha Washington, Howard University


This engaging summer institute is organized by the Capstone Institute at Howard University in collaboration with Morgan State University and Winston-Salem State University. Funding is generously provided through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

For further information, contact Tony Upson via email at BuildingConnections@CapstoneInstitute.org or by phone at (202) 806-8493. 

This event is made possible by Howard University, the National Science Foundation, and Winston-Salem State University.