2011 Professional Development Workshop Series for College-Level Astronomy Instructors

(Next workshop: Jan. 8-9; Seattle, Wash.)

Since 2004, the Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) has lead professional development workshops funded by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Exoplanet Exploration Public Engagement Program (ExEP). Workshops are for current and future instructors of college-level astronomy and space science. CAE invites you to participate in one of their many workshops in 2011 to be held in locations across the country.

The topic of the Seattle, Wash. workshop will be “Improving the College Introductory Astronomy Survey Course for Non-Science Majors Through Active Engagement.” This workshop will present strategies and assessment materials, as well as instruction on how to implement these in college astronomy courses. It will also allow instructors to practice implementing active engagement strategies, such as interactive lectures, with other meeting participants.

Upcoming workshop locations also include: State College, Pa. (Feb. 26-27); El Paso, Texas (April 15-16); Boston, Mass. (May 21-22); and Hawai’i National Park (July 19-20). For more information on the workshops and registration, visit: http://astronomy101.jpl.nasa.gov/workshops/

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