Mobile Summer Institutes
The Mobile Summer Institutes (MoSIs) are an institution-based iteration of the nationally renowned Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching that address challenges in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education reform unique to college and universities.
The MoSI model is based on Charles Henderson’s four categories of change strategies to improve adoption of evidence-based teaching. The MoSI team, composed of national leaders in education reform, travels to post-secondary institutions and trains a critical mass of educators within whole departments to create inclusive, student-centered classrooms that engage students to learn – as scientists do – through active problem solving and discussion. MoSI leaders facilitate workshops, group work, and presentations, to train participants on innovations and research in undergraduate education. By the end of the MoSI, participants develop and peer-review teaching materials, plus learn how to implement scientific teaching in their classrooms, and how to evaluate their peers in order to develop as reflective practitioners.
In addition to the proven training paradigm provided by the pedagogy workshop, the Mobile Summer Institutes provide instruction in peer evaluation to drive long-term reflective teaching as well as facilitated strategic planning to leverage newly gained expertise toward educational reform. The MoSIs also include an administrator’s workshop to foster the buy-in and support of local policy makers by developing a shared vision between administrators and MoSI participants.
Learn more about hosting a Mobile Summer Institute here.
If your institution is interested in applying to host a institution-based Mobile SI, please contact Michelle Withers (email@example.com) directly for more information.
MOBILE SI LEADERSHIP
Assistant Teaching Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology and Mathematics and Science Education, University of California San Diego
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and STRIVE Program Director, STEM Education Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Research Professor, Biology, Binghamton University SUNY
Education Specialist and Managing Editor, Biology Teaching and Learning and CourseSource, University of Minnesota
Professor, Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens
Professor, Biology, University of California, Riverside
Associate Professor and Assoc. Dean for Undergraduate Studies, School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University
Associate Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder
Assistant Director for Undergraduate Instruction and Director for Core Curriculum, School for Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Assoc. Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Instructional Consultant and Academic Administrator, Center for Education Innovation in Life Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
Associate Director Science Literacy Program, Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene
STEM Educator for the Center for Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor, Biology, Binghamton University SUNY