Melanie Colón Posted April 7, 2016 Share Posted April 7, 2016 SimBio (http://simbio.com) and the Quantitative Undergraduate BiologyEducation and Synthesis (QUBES) project invite applications for a FacultyMentoring Network (FMN) focused on using SimBio’s SimUText Ecology™ as aplatform to incorporate more active learning into ecology courses.Participants in this FMN will each pick two SimBio chapters to implement intheir course, and will work together with SimBio authors to develop andimplement in-class activities to accompany those chapters with the goal ofproviding increased active-learning opportunities to their students.The FMN will have two main objectives:1. To develop, localize, and test in-class activities for ecology classesthat can be shared with other faculty, and2. To promote group-learning and sharing around implementation strategiesfor the in-class activities.The Faculty Mentoring Network is a mentored, long-term community interactionon the QUBES site. The group will begin working online in July, with a setof three online two hour meetings. Applicants must be teaching ecology oran equivalent course in Fall 2016 and be able to commit to 1-2 hours perweek, including online meetings. Participants will receive a stipend forparticipation. Upon completion of the Faculty Mentoring Network participantswill post their materials and teaching guidelines for sharing with otherecology faculty.SimBio will be hosting 20-30 minute webinar sessions at the following timesto discuss the FMN project with instructors who may be interested inparticipating:-Friday April 8th @ 9am pacific, 10am mountain, 11am central, 12pm eastern-Friday April 8th @ 11am pacific, 12pm mountain, 1pm central, 2pm eastern-Friday April 15th @ 10am pacific, 11am mountain, 12pm central, 1pm easternPlease visit http://simbio.com/simutext-ecology-FMN to register for asession or https://qubeshub.org/groups/simbiofmn for more information. Questions? Contact Eli Meir (email@example.com) or Alison Hale (firstname.lastname@example.org). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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