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Program Management System - 21st BCCE - Recruiting Future Teachers While Transforming Courses: The Colorado Learning Assistant Model

Workshop Title: Recruiting Future Teachers While Transforming Courses: The Colorado Learning Assistant Model
Descrption: Interested in transforming your course to be more interactive? Looking to increase the pool of talented science students who go into teaching? The Colorado Learning Assistant Model can help. Learning Assistants (LAs) are talented undergraduate students hired to help transform courses to be collaborative, student-centered, and interactive. Meanwhile, LAs make up the pool from which K-12 teachers are recruited. Since 2003, 694 LA positions have been filled in 9 departments, and approximately 35 courses have been transformed at CU-Boulder. LA-supported courses show increased student learning, and 12% of LAs have been recruited to K-12 teaching careers, tripling the number of chemistry majors enrolling in teacher certification programs. In this workshop, we will introduce the Colorado Learning Assistant Model, discuss implementation issues, and provide materials to assist faculty in establishing an LA program. If you’re already using approaches such as POGIL or PLTL, coupling those efforts with an LA program can help to achieve additional goals of recruiting students into teaching and fostering collaboration among faculty from chemistry, education, and other STEM disciplines.
Program: 21st BCCE
Leader: Laurie Langdon
CoLeaders: Susan Hendrickson
Number of times to offer workshop: 1
Day: half day
Fee: $10
Minimum Participants: 4
Maximum Participants: 20
Room: LANG 104
Space: classroom
Computer: internet connection and projector, if possible
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