Learn to Engage your Classes with Current Research at #AAS231

Do you wish to ground your undergraduate classes with the latest research in astronomy? Do you want to try something new to engage your students? Would you like to expose your students not just to textbook knowledge, but also to the process of scientific research?

We will guide you through how you can use Astrobites to enhance your students’ learning experience in our workshop, Introducing Current Research Into Your Classroom with Astrobites, to be held on Wednesday, January 10, 12:30 – 2:00pm at the 231st AAS meeting!

Last year, the Astrobites team organized our first educator workshop at the 229th AAS meeting, helping instructors bring current research to their classrooms. This collaborative session later led to a publication detailing lesson plans that are readily adaptable to different class levels.

Over the span of the 1.5-hour workshop at AAS 231, we will provide an overview of Astrobites and describe several ways that you can use Astrobites to spice up your classroom. You will then have to opportunity to develop your own lesson plans and materials with the help of Astrobites authors and administrators. We also plan to use the lesson plans developed at this workshop to seed an online teaching resource-sharing platform here at astrobites.org!

The AAS 231 workshop is intended for all current and future undergraduate and graduate educators. With the support of the AAS Education & Professional Development (EPD) mini-grant, registration for the workshop is completely free of charge! Please remember to register by Nov 9 to avoid late fees.

See you in National Harbor!

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