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Event Title:  Faculty Perspectives: Creating Real Change in Science Learning and Teaching
Webinar Program
Date:   Mar 1, 2012
Time:   1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Location:   Click to Register
Description:   Featuring April Luehmann, Associate Professor of Education, Teaching and Curriculum, Warner School of Education and Human Development

The United States has fallen behind other developed nations on international science tests and in the percentage of students who graduate from college with degrees in natural sciences or engineering. Join April Luehmann, an award-winning faculty member and author, as she discusses science education initiatives at the Warner School, including the Get Real! Science teacher preparation program in which teacher candidates develop into reform-minded science teachers. In her talk, Professor Luehmann will discuss the importance of inquiry-based, project-focused learning environments, the significance of students' designing their own experiments, and how these pedagogical models might fit different local circumstances.

Welcome to Faculty Perspectives, a new online lecture series sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations that brings some of the University's most distinguished scientists, artists, teachers, and thinkers directly into your home or office. Through webinar technology, these leading faculty will join you for live talks on topics that are informative, thought-provoking, and relevant. As a participant you will have the opportunity to hear lively presentations, raise questions, and engage in a thoughtful exchange of ideas with some of the University's leading experts.

We are very excited to offer you this unique opportunity to engage with our finest faculty. Take a few moments today and sign up to be part of this new community of learners. The webinars are offered free of charge and registration is simple (see registration information below). Please do not hesitate to contact us at 877.MELIORA (Toll Free) or at info@alumni.rochester.edu with your questions or ideas.