The NEW ABS News System is Now Available.View News »

Animal Behavior Society
Animal Behavior Society



Working towards a better understanding of animal behavior

Animal Behavior & Education




The Animal Behavior Society's Education Committee was formed to promote quality instruction and training in the area of animal behavior.


ABS Education Committee Mid-Year Workshop

LESSONS FROM ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
January 15, 2021 - 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM EST


The ABS Education Committee invites you to our free mid-year workshop: "Lessons from online teaching and learning animal behavior", on January 15th from 10 am to 6 pm EST. We will host short presentations and group discussions on topics such as Online Lecturing and Discussions, Field Classes, and Online Resources and Student Assessment. We also invite all participants to contribute an optional 5-minute video outlining your experiences teaching animal behavior online. We’ll feature some of these videos at the workshop and all will be available for viewing on the ABS Youtube Channel. To register, please complete the form by Jan 9th by clicking here. Optional videos could also be contributed by Jan 5th through the registration form. The Zoom link will be sent on January 14th.

Organizing Group: Eduardo Bessa, Daniel I. Rubenstein and Douglas Wacker

All times listed below are in EST.


Program

MORNING SESSION • PRESENT & ENGAGE

10:00 to 10:10 – Gather and Introduction
10:10 to 10:25 – Teaching online: lectures and discussions1
10:25 to 10:35 – Video and Questions
10:35 to 10:50 – Breakout rooms discussion
10:50 to 11:10 – Collective discussion
11:10 to 11:15 – Break
11:15 to 11:30 – Field exercises to courses: how to make virtual real2
11:30 to 11:45 – Video and Questions
11:45 to 12:00 – Breakout rooms discussion
12:00 to 12:20 – Collective discussion

AFTERNOON SESSION • TOOLS & TESTS

1:00 to 1:15 – Digital resources: searching the web3
1:15 to 1:25 – Video and Questions
1:25 to 1:40 – Breakout rooms discussion
1:40 to 1:55 – Collective discussion
1:55 to 2:00 – Break
2:00 to 2:15 – Digital assessment: depth, breadth and fairness4
2:15 to 2:25 – Video and Questions
2:25 to 2:40 – Breakout rooms discussion
2:40 to 2:55 – Collective discussion

CLOSING SESSION • THEORY INTO PRACTICE
2:55-3:30 – Discussion: What to take from 2020 into your class?

  1. Douglas Wacker (University of Washington Bothell)
  2. Daniel Rubenstein (Princeton University)
  3. Eduardo Bessa (University of Brasília)
  4. Andrea Bierema (Michigan State University)

FORMAT

Each discussion (Teaching online, Field exercises, Digital resources and Assessment) will be composed of a 15-min introductory talk followed by five 3- min contributed videos sharing experiences in teaching animal behavior online. Participants will then discuss the subject in groups. By the end of the day we will have a closing session.