Frontiers Pod 2.2: AI and Higher Ed – A New Frontier for WCET with Van Davis

Artificial Intelligence is headed to college! Well, it’s already there, and that means it’s a new world out there, especially “in here” for higher ed. WCET is here to help you understand how this technological inflection point and the recent developments in AI arena can and will impact postsecondary education and your daily work life. Join host Lindsey Downs and Van Davis, WCET’s Chief Strategy Officer, to discuss this new frontier.

Frontiers Pod 2.1: What I’ve Learned – How I Got Here and Where I’m Going with Dr. Mordecai Brownlee

In our season two opener for the WCET Frontiers Pod, Lindsey Downs chats with Dr. Mordecai Brownlee, President of the Community College of Aurora in CO about what led him to his current role, important lessons he’s learned, and productivity hacks for today’s higher ed workforce.

Frontiers Pod 1.8: Equity in Math with Denise Castro

Join WCET Content Creator Dr. Elaine Villanueva Bernal, STEM, Digital Learning Strategist for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with WCET and full time lecturer at CSU Long Beach and Denise Castro, Policy Analyst at The Education Trust-West for a discussion about equity in math classes.

Links:

Denise Castro: https://west.edtrust.org/team/denise-castro/

Frontiers Pod 1.7: Nature as a Catalyst for Embracing STEM Education and a Science Educator’s Inspiring Journey with Laura Som

Join WCET Content Creator Dr. Elaine Villanueva Bernal, STEM, Digital Learning Strategist for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with WCET and full time lecturer at CSU Long Beach and Laura Som, MAYE Center Founder & Director and Healing and Health Promotion Instructor, for a conversation about nature as a lab for students and the importance of context and community to help connect students to science and it’s real-world applications. The discussion also touches on Laura’s incredible journey and inspiring perseverance. 

The MAYE Center for Healing & Cultivation of Self: https://www.themayecenter.org/

Frontiers Pod 1.6: Embedding Social Justice and Policy into Coursework with Dr. Michael Mendez

Join WCET Content Creator Dr. Elaine Villanueva Bernal, STEM, Digital Learning Strategist for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with WCET and full time lecturer at CSU Long Beach and Dr. Michael Mendez, Assistant Professor with the School of Social Ecology, in the department of Urban Planning and Public Policy at the UC-Irvine, for a conversation about embedding social justice issues into coursework and engaging students in policy at the local, state, and national level. 

Frontiers Pod 1.5: Science Education and Political Misinformation with Dr. Joni Ricks-Oddie

Join WCET Content Creator Dr. Elaine Villanueva Bernal, STEM, Digital Learning Strategist for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with WCET and full time lecturer at CSU Long Beach and Dr. Joni Ricks-Oddie, Director, Center for Statistical Consulting – UC Irvine Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences for a conversation about the intersection of education, science, politics, and society and how misinformation speaks to the need of education around the critical evaluation of information. Dr. Ricks-Oddie is a passionate educator who is walking the walk and diving into local politics to ensure that the communities that are impacted by policy decisions are part of the conversations.

Frontiers Pod 1.4: Science Education Courses That Are Addressing Socio-political Issues with Dr. Lisa Martin-Hansen

Join WCET Content Creator Dr. Elaine Villanueva Bernal, STEM, Digital Learning Strategist for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with WCET and full time lecturer at CSU Long Beach and Dr. Lisa Martin-Hansen, Professor and Department Head, California State University, Long Beach for a conversation about falling in and out of love with science as a young girl and the stumbling into a lifelong passion for science through general education college courses. The two also discuss the social justice impacts of climate change and the environment.

Frontiers Pod 1.3: Online Community and Humanizing Learning with Dr. Patrice Prusko

Join WCET Content Creator Dr. Elaine Villanueva Bernal, STEM, Digital Learning Strategist for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with WCET and full time lecturer at CSU Long Beach and Dr. Patrice Prusko, Director, Learning Design at Harvard, for a conversation about for a conversation about creating community in online and hybrid courses and keeping students engaged throughout their journey. Patrice talks about how research about trauma-informed teaching and inclusion efforts supported course design and professors during the pandemic and beyond. The two also discuss effective teaching and learning tools including using Slack for communication and collaboration.

Frontiers Pod 1.2: Virtual Labs with Dr. Evangeline Tsibris Cummings

Join WCET Content Creator Dr. Elaine Villanueva Bernal, STEM, Digital Learning Strategist for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with WCET and full time lecturer at CSU Long Beach and Dr. Evangeline Tsibris Cummings, Assistant Provost and Director of UF Online, University of Florida, for a fun conversation about virtual labs in higher education.

Frontiers Pod Episode 1.1: Building Community Online