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Transforming STEM Education: Distinguished Lecturer Series

November 10, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Transforming STEM Education at HCC: Distinguished Lecturer Series

Friday, November 10th, 2017, from 9:30am until 2:30pm

“Utilizing Technology To Pinpoint Where Students Struggle”


Our goal is to provide nationally recognized presenters each semester to give you the latest and greatest information on how to transform your classroom into a data-driven, active learning infused EXPERIENCE for your students!  Partnering with USF and the STEER Grant (Systematic Transformation of Education through Evidence-Based Reforms), we are able to bring distinguished lecturers directly to Hillsborough Community College!


Michael Windelspecht, is an author and editor of over 20 reference textbooks and multiple print and online lab manuals. He has founded several science communication companies, including Ricochet Creative Productions, which actively develops and assesses new technologies for the science classroom. You can learn more about Dr. Windelspecht by visiting his website at www.michaelwindelspecht.com.  Dr. Windelspecht received degrees from Michigan State University (BS, zoology–genetics) and the University of South Florida (PhD, evolutionary genetics) and has published papers in areas as diverse as science education, water quality, and the evolution of insecticide resistance. His current interests are in the analysis of data from digital learning platforms for the development of personalized micro learning assets and next generation publication platforms.  He has served as the keynote speaker on the development of multimedia resources for online and hybrid science classrooms. In 2015 he won the DevLearn HyperDrive competition for a strategy to integrate student data into the textbook revision process.


Hillsborough Community College’s very own Margaret Hopson-Fernandes and John Bacheller will be co-presenting Active Learning Classroom Practices, and sharing what they learned at this year’s SABER Conference in Minneapolis. (Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research).


Lastly, Britney Ross from McGraw Hill Publishing will gather the entire cast in a hands-on technology experience in which faculty participants will play the role of the student.  This unique perspective allows instructors the opportunity to view the technology through the lens of the end user.  During this session, you will complete fun competitions so that everyone in the room is fully engaged in an active session.  After spending time in the technology as a student we will collect feedback. Then, data from the activity will be used to demonstrate analytics that can be used for pinpointing exactly where students struggle in real time.  To conclude the event, each participant will be provided a faculty development certificate.


The Schedule is as follows:


9:30am – 10:00am – Registration and Networking (DLRC 106 Auditorium)

10:00am – 10:50am – Michael Windelspecht (DLRC 106 Auditorium)

11:00am – 11:50am – John Bacheller & Margaret Hopson-Fernandes (DLRC 106 Auditorium)

12:00pm – 1:15pm – Lunch (Hawk’s Cay Cafe)

1:00pm – 3:00pm – Britney Ross (McGraw-Hill) – Hand’s On Technology Experience Workshop – (DSTU 108/110/112)

3:00pm 3:30pm – Lecture Series recap and close – Follow-on Activities Sign-up (DSTU 108/110/112)

This event will be open to all Higher Ed institutions, and many local educators will be in attendance.  This is not a student event.



November 10, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Event Categories:


McGraw-Hill Education


Hillsborough Community College
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