SENCER-izing Your Curriculum:
Best Practices for Linking STEM Education and Civic Engagement
October 7, 2013 - Abromson
Center at the University of Southern Maine, Portland
October 8, 2013 - Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono,
For college/community college faculty,
high school and middle school teachers, pre-service teachers, informal
science educators, and others.
Learn about best practices and
Developing STEM curriculum that
engages students in real-world challenges that are of relevance to their
communities, based on the
national SENCER program.
Involving students in
service-based learning programs.
Using stakeholder partnerships and
current findings from Maine's innovative research portfolio to enhance
the classroom experience.
Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) is an
organization that applies the science of learning to the learning of
science, all to expand civic capacity. SENCER courses and programs
connect science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content to
critical local, national, and global challenges.
SENCER works to
improve science education by focusing on real world problems and, by so
doing, extends the impact of this learning across the curriculum to the
broader community and society. They do this by developing faculty
expertise in teaching "to" basic, canonical science and mathematics
"through" complex, capacious, often unsolved problems of civic
consequence. Using materials, assessment instruments, and research
developed in the SENCER project, faculty learn to design curricular
projects that connect science learning to real world challenges
Compact, Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine and SENCER Maine
working together to recruit, build and strengthen the network of Maine
faculty leaders who are incorporating the SENCER model into their
curriculum. Through our Strategic Synergies project we are
supporting college faculty and professional educators development of
locally-relevant, STEM courses to engage students in community issues
Registration is now closed. Please download and complete this
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