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Brainstorming session: Teaching Collections-based General Entomology in a remote setting
Are you a General Entomology professor or teaching assistant? Is there a possibility that your summer or fall 2020 class might be partially, or entirely online? While teaching any biology course online comes with challenges, General Entomology presents its own complications due to its nature as a collections-based course. How will we get students collecting materials? How can we encourage them to collect and curate correctly? How do they identify insects on their own? How do we build upon, or modify, the typical face-to-face learning objectives and assessment materials of General Entomology? These questions (and others) are some that we will try to address as a group in this informal brainstorming session in which participants are encouraged to share their concerns, questions, and possible suggestions. Our most pressing questions and some possible solutions will be shared with the society in upcoming materials and formal webinars, but at this stage, we can use our collective experiences to drive the conversation of remote entomology education in the age of distance learning.
The session will be lead by Dr. Carly Tribull. Carly is currently an Assistant Professor in the Biology department at Farmingdale State College (SUNY). They began their studies in entomology as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, and continued studying parasitoid Hymenoptera systematics at the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History. As a professor at a primarily teaching-focused institution, they focus on providing meaningful undergraduate research experiences and mentorship in field entomology and molecular systematics. Carly’s other great passion is comics, specifically the incorporation of science communication and education comics into the college classroom – their work on a free, online textbook for non-major biology students can be found at www.biologycomics.com.
Session One: June 11, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern
Session Two: June 18, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern