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CAPERCon13 – The ASTRO101 Syllabus ReDesign Institute: Revitalizing and Modernizing Your Introductory Astronomy Course to Improve Diverse Students’ Learning

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June 11-13, 2013 – Hilo, Big Island, Hawai’i ---This three day, intensive syllabus-redesign institute is designed to increase professors’ awareness of how to best support diverse student groups learn and engage in astronomy and the geosciences. As an advanced teaching excellence institute designed for college and university faculty with previous experience teaching non-science majors and future teachers, we’ll help one another update and reinvigorates our courses with a new awareness of diverse and non-traditional student needs, flexible teaching approaches, and innovative curriculum materials specifically targeting a rapidly growing and widely diverse student population. Particular attention will be given to research results on how to best serve Native American and Hawaiian indigenous students, as well as other traditionally underrepresented students including those whose first language is not English. 


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First Name:Stephanie
Last Name:Slater
Institution:Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research