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Using Assessment to Drive Teaching and Learning - CTLO Workshop and Lunch

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Annenberg 105

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore what assessment means in undergraduate education, revisit current approaches and limitations, and explore student work in response to multiple novel approaches to integrating assessment into teaching. Particular attention will be paid to the relation between grading and assessment, as well as the role of misconceptions and assessment in making teaching decisions.

To attend this workshop and lunch, please RSVP.
Lunch available 11:45am - Annenberg 106

About the Speaker:

Dr. Kimberly Tanner is a tenured Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Her laboratory – SEPAL: the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory – investigates what is challenging to learn in biology, how biologists choose to teach, and how to make equity, diversity, and inclusion central in science education efforts. Her research, science education partnership, and faculty professional development efforts at SFSU have been funded by more than $12 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Trained as a neurobiologist with postdoctoral studies in science education, Dr. Tanner is a proud first-generation college-going student. She earned her BA in Biochemistry from Rice University, her PhD in Neuroscience from UCSF, and completed a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology Education (PFSMETE) jointly between Stanford University and UCSF. Dr. Tanner has been nationally and internationally recognized for both her research and her teaching in biology. She is an Elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and the American Society of Cell Biology. Additionally, she has received the 2012 National Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award from the Society for College Science Teachers, the 2017 Bruce Alberts Science Education Award from the American Society for Cell Biology, the 2018 SFSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2018 UCSF Audacious Alumni Award.

For more information, please phone 626-395-8427 or email ctlo@caltech.edu

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