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Will you share examples for Remote classes?
In science, the word "experiment" comes from the word "experience."
Are you talking mostly about sending students out on their own, or are you thinking about experiences where the professor goes with the students.
I would think it could even be within the classroom
Apply theory to practice adds relevance to learners and engagement. Remote classes benefit from student sharing their experiences.
when we talk about protein folding, I give them all wire and have them fold their own proteins and then shake them out and talk about each layer as they add them
Is there ever an accreditation issue? Lab hours and practicum hours are different from "lecture hours," at least in the eyes of traditional accreditors!
and then we talk about what they saw
Big roadblock with security issues in the hospitals now.
Absolutely Ginny - and we've had to revisit this as a discipline. Discussions about professionalism have to take place early and often in EDU 200 specifically.
labs too, especially for students under 18
at places that aren't NOVA there are a lot of rules
Jessica, that’s such a great idea! I’m going to use that.
yeah, there are a lot of things to consider with students who aren't used to what many of us think of as normal
that's wonderful, I remember doing that kind of thing and feeling very uncomfortable because it was clear that I wasn't welcome to be involved
cooking and baking are great for chemistry too
there are also games you can play, I have one for evolution and phylogeny that the students really enjoy that helps them practice nodes and branches
Jen Daniels (she/her)
Just a heads up, too, for all of you inspired to plan field trips or other experiences, there is, of course, a form for that 125-081.
forms for everything
Exactly- some of my students have never used crayons. It's amazing how diverse our students are and what they can teach us and each other.
students really appreciate real world applications of things, particularly when it's something not in their major so they are not sure why they should care
lots of my intro Bio students don't care about biology, so getting them to see how what they are learning can make them better self advocates in their health or help them garden/take care of pets/understand government policy etc. really helps them
and it's fun
is this going to happen in other years too?
I can't go this year :(
@Jessica Sitnik, the idea is that the VCCS will host this every year. I think it's Piedmont, but Jen can correct me, that is vying to host next year.
that would be wonderful
sad I can't come this year so looking forward to coming next year :)
can you share a link to this conference
How is the conference being announced to students?
Do you need faculty volunteers to help at the conference? [The "form" doesn't allow to identify as a faculty member.]
I will definitely volunteer!!
Will NOVA high school DE enrolled students be able to participate?
Some students appear to simply get the "right answers" and a full grade. I would add that to prepare and successfully complete an experiment is not enough, since to elaborate on the consequences of their actions and findings, as I see it, is the most important aspect of their learning.
Emily Miller, MEC Tutoring Services Coordinator
would drafting resume ksa's developed from course content slos be considered experiential?
Emily Miller, MEC Tutoring Services Coordinator
Experiments work best when students are also invested in their design and topics, we use a lot of very simple demonstrations that are less about experiments because they have known outcomes every time
essentially demos that the students are doing as experiments
Can we require students enrolled in a hybrid/Zoom course to participate in an experiential learning activity that is not online?
@Jessica - Thanks! Yes, that happens most time.
yes, we send lab boxes home in chem
you can also have them do things with household stuff
Sorry, don't see the link?
That is another ethical issue. Particularly in light of the COVID and other nasty illnesses going around
Lots of experiential learning in business - developing business plans
I am concerned that a lot of experiential learning activities we do with students may not happen before February 20th and students from previous classes may not be interested in talking about something they did months (or years) ago.
and also database work, that's something I have them do in my online genetics course
that is more like what they would do at work
Actually you have to be very careful and mindful of liability issues when you send lab boxes home with students.
Can students who have recently transferred to GMU participate?
yeah, have them come back and talk about their experiences and what they can do there
I missed the date for your conference
You do, but you can send them. Katherine has been piloting that and it's gone pretty well.
Why is BrightPoint students only participating in a limited way?
the lab boxes
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something I thought I heard earlier
we have a lot of unique stuff and offer courses they do not
Thanks for the shout out, Jen!
Idea: cross discipline projects?
I want to do that Deborah
yeah I like that idea Deborah
I do a barcoding lab with my genetics students and it would be fun to have evology students collect things for us to barcode