Community of Practice
The Math & Computer Science Department holds Community of Practice events throughout
the year. Our goal is to provide venues where faculty can share promising practices
with each other.
Fall 2021 Events
Natural Sciences Division Community of Practice
Please join us to discuss the curriculum shared between math and other science courses!
We will collaborate on best practices for teaching math in science and the equity
impact for students. For all below events, please visit www.mtsac.edu/pod to register.
Session 1: Friday September 24th 1:00-4:00pm on Zoom
Description: We will start by sharing success data gathered since the implementation
of AB 705 and then we will work in small groups and discuss common topics in the curriculum
shared between math and other science courses. Next we will allocate time to learning
how faculty in the natural sciences present and review mathematical concepts and how
it may or may not differ from the way it is presented in math classes. Be prepared
to bring and share sample lessons.
Session 2: Friday October 29th 1:00-4:00pm on Zoom
Description: We will start by sharing equity data gathered since the implementation
of AB 705. We will also be sharing the results of a student focus group aimed at learning
about the student experience in introductory STEM courses and if they felt their courses
were important to their career goal. We will work in small groups to discuss concrete
ways for faculty to share the relevance of our curriculum with our students and how
it relates to career opportunities. We will conclude by sharing pedagogical strategies
used to “bridge the gap” in students’ knowledge to improve equity issues in our classrooms.
Session 3: Friday November 19th 1:00-3:00pm on Zoom
Description: We will have faculty share both what technology they use for effective
and engaging instruction and what technology they encourage or require students use
in their classrooms. Come join in the discussion and learn about how to use technology
in your in-person or online class environment.
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