Newswise — The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) announces its 2019 free webinar series. These webinars are designed to provide life science educators worldwide with insights about how to design, conduct, and interpret education studies. The first three webinars offer a journal club-style behind-the-scenes look into research published in CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE), ASCB’s education journal. Coming later in the year will be some webinars geared toward career development issues.

All previously recorded ASCB webinars are archived so that you can watch at a time that is convenient for you. To view a list of past webinars, click here.

Addressing Diversity and Inclusion in the Life Sciences Curriculum

Friday, February 22, 12:00 pm EST

Speaker: Jeff Schinske, facilitated by Erin Dolan

Online with LSE hosts Jeff Schinske, Biology Instructor at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA, for a discussion about his investigation of the impacts of homework assignments that simultaneously address curricular goals and highlight scientist diversity. Recent study

Construction and Use of the PORTAAL Classroom Observation Tool for Active Learning

Friday, March 22, 12:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Sarah Eddy, facilitated by Jeff Schinske

Online with LSE hosts Sarah Eddy, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University, for a discussion of how she developed a classroom observation tool using evidence from the primary literature and how it can be used in research and evaluation. Recent study

Drawing Students into Scientific Careers through Research Role Modeling

Friday, April 19, 12:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Paul Hernandez, facilitated by Sarah Eddy

Online with LSE hosts Paul Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at West Virginia University, for a discussion of his study examining the ways in which faculty draw students into scientific careers through research mentoring support (i.e., career support, emotional support, role modeling, and relationship satisfaction). Recent study

Previously recorded webinars available for viewing include:

Online with LSE: The Influence of Kindness and Community in Science Education; Speaker: Mica Estrada, Facilitated by Tessa Andrews

This session of Online with LSE, featured a conversation with Mica Estrada, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UC San Francisco, about her and colleagues recent research on the social influence of mentorship and research experiences on increasing persistence of underrepresented students in STEM career pathways. “Behind the scenes” insights into how the twelve year, national study was conducted, including the applications and implications of the work, through online interactive discussion with Dr. Estrada. Watch here

Online with LSE: Knowledge that Effective Instructors Use; Speaker: Tessa Andrews, Facilitated by Kimberly Tanner

Online with LSE hosted Tessa Andrews, Assistant Professor of Genetics at the University of Georgia, for an online interactive about her group’s recent study to understand the knowledge that college biology instructors need to be effective in using active-learning instruction in large classes. Watch here 

Online with LSE: Collectively Improving Teaching; Speaker: Kimberly Tanner, Facilitated by Erin Dolan

This inaugural session of LSE’s new virtual journal club, Online with LSE, will feature a conversation with Kimberly Tanner, Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University, about her and colleagues’ recent study of a department-wide initiative to improve teaching. “Behind the scenes” insights into how the study was done, including the applications and implications of the work, through an online interactive discussion with Dr. Tanner, senior author of the study. Watch here

Green Cards for Scientific Researchers: How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Case! Brian Getson, Getson & Schatz

Brian Getson, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School with 20 years of experience, is a leading U.S. immigration lawyer who represents scientific researchers in applying for green cards and is the principal of a boutique immigration law firm based in Philadelphia. Mr. Getson has given presentations on “Green Cards for Scientific Researchers” at numerous major scientific conferences, the Wistar Institute, and at universities. Mr. Getson often provides a money back guarantee to qualified applicants. See his website for more information. Watch here

Life Science Advocacy – 5 W’s and 1 H; Kevin Wilson, ASCB Director of Public Policy

Are you interested in science policy? Do you think about doing more to advocate for science? Learn what science advocacy is all about in this hour-long webinar with ASCB’s Director of Public Policy, Kevin Wilson. He will explain the what, when, why, where, who, and how of life science advocacy and share ways that you can advocate, from day-to-day methods to career paths. In the last 15 minutes, Kevin will answer your questions. Watch here