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Project Events

Fall 2020 Events

Event Types

Instructional Approach Sessions – Two-part session series that introduce an instructional approach (week 1) and then dig deeper into this approach and things we may have tried out since the first session (week 2).

Community Support Sessions – Informal sessions where we gather as a community to support one another while teaching in challenging times. These sessions are specifically oriented towards instructional challenges that have emerged because of the current global pandemic.

Lesson Study Sessions – Multi-part session series that facilitate collaborative lesson planning, peer observation, and giving/receiving constructive feedback about teaching.

Date Time Event
August 11, 2020 2:00-3:30 PM

First Day Hacks: Strategies to Get to Know Our Students Better

All Zoom meetings require TXST login

August 18, 2020 2:00-3:00 PM

Community Support Session: Beating the Back to School Blues

August 31, 2020 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Digging Deeper: First Day Hacks

September 14, 2020

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Leveraging Learners' Strengths in Our Instruction

We will discuss what it entails to build a culturally responsive classroom. 

September 21, 2020

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Digging Deeper: Leveraging Learners' Strengths

We will focus on drawing on, connecting with, and leveraging learners' strengths in our instruction.

September 24, 2020


September 28, 2020

2:00-3:00 PM

3:30-4:30 PM

Build Your Teaching Dream Team

We will give a short presentation on what kinds of student data collection and analysis our project team is offering to do in collaboration with you and your department colleagues, then open up a discussion about how you can form a department team and start working with us.

October 8, 2020

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Community Support Session

October 15, 2020

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Event Canceled

October 22, 2020


October 26, 2020

2:00 - 3:30 PM

3:30 - 5:00PM

Improving Our Teaching and Normalizing Feedback

Over the next four weeks, we will learn strategies for observing and giving useful feedback on teaching and apply them in STEM instructional contexts. We will have opportunities to observe one another's teaching, reflect on student learning, and adjust our instructional approaches based on feedback we receive. Faculty will leave with a basic understanding of how to use a variety of peer review of teaching protocols. You can bring colleagues to work with or partner up with other attendees

October 29, 2020 


November 2, 2020

2:00 - 3:30 PM

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Lesson Study Meeting

November 9, 2020


November 12, 2020

3:30 - 5:00 PM

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Lesson Study Meeting

November 16, 2020


November 19, 2020

3:30 - 5:00PM

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Lesson Study Wrap Up


All Zoom events will require Texas State Zoom login. 

For CoSE faculty who are unable to attend the "live" events, most events will have materials that can be reviewed asynchronously. Please email to gain access to the Canvas site with these materials.

Past Events

  • Community Support Session: Beating the Back to School Blues (August 18, 2020)
  • First Day Hacks: Strategies to Get to Know Our Students Better (August 11, 2020)
  • Supporting Black Students in STEM during an Era of Police Violence and Social Uprising (June 10, 2020)
  • Summer 2020 STEM Teaching Workshop (May 18-22, 2020)
  • STEM Community Support Session (April 16, 2020)
  • STEM Community Support Session (April 8, 2020)
  • STEM Communities Journal Club: The Science Identity of College Students: Exploring the Intersection of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity (March 5, 2020)
  • Off-Campus Social Event (February 28, 2020)
  • STEM Communities Journal Club: Effective Use of Peer Instruction in Large Classes (February 28, 2020)
  • Community Input Session (November 22, 2019)
  • Community Input Session (October 30, 2019)

If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact at least 72 hours in advance of an event. Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus.