Do you teach in the sciences on campus, online or both face-to-face and remotely? The Part-Time Press has the perfect trio of professional development books for you. This set provides readers with a science teaching master class in a convenient and affordable set: Teaching in the Sciences: A Handbook for Part-Time & Adjunct Faculty, The Power of Blended Learning in the Sciences, and Excellent Online Science Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester.
Take your science courses to the next level….
• Design science courses that are fun to teach.
• Improve student learning outcomes.
• Learn to take a science course in any discipline online: go from course design and facilitation to assessment.
• Spend less time lecturing and more time teaching.
• Learn to use blending to teach any type of science course or lab.
Book 1: The Power of Blended Learning in the Sciences
by Dr. Oliver Dreon
Dr. Ivan A. Shibley, Jr.
Dr. Timothy D. Wilson
The Part-Time Press, April 2019
164 pages. Paperback.
What readers say….
“The Power of Blended Learning in the Sciences is a soup to nuts guide to everything you need to know about how to design courses in this format. The guiding theme of the book is that blended learning is not just another pedagogical fad, but rather an excellent framework for improving your teaching practice. While targeted for those who teach in the sciences, instructors in all disciplines will benefit from the accessible advice, well-structured format, and engaging writing. The Power of Blended Learning also avoids the trap of being too theoretical or focused on technique. Readers will learn the steps they need to take to blend their courses, why these steps are needed, and how they are in alignment with the science of learning. Both new teachers and tenured professors will find everything they need in this book to blend their course to improve student learning.“–Christopher Price, Ph.D., Academic Programs Manager, SUNY Center for Professional Development
Book 2: Teaching in the Sciences: A Handbook for Part-Time & Adjunct Faculty
by Michael Collins, Ph.D.
The Part-Time Press, 2011
176 pages. Paperback.
Whether you are a first-time faculty member, or have experience in the classroom, this book will help you be a more effective and successful faculty member. Teaching in the Sciences may be used by faculty in any science discipline, and offers guidance, tips and suggestions for those who teach on either the undergraduate or graduate level.
Teaching in the Sciences helps readers focus on the essentials, including:
- course development
- improving the science lecture
- student retention
- teaching non-science majors
- written assignments in the science classroom
- evaluation and testing
Book 3: Excellent Online Science Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester
by Frances Karels, M.S.
The Part-Time Press, 2019
232 pages. Paperback.
The number of science courses being offered fully online (including labs) by colleges and universities continues to grow. Teaching College Science Online takes readers through the steps of designing, teaching and assessing a fully online science course and/or lab. The book also provides tips and strategies for migrating existing science courses and/or labs to online platforms. Karels has been teaching college biology courses for over 13 years. She has developed curricula for blended and fully online science courses, presented at TxDLA and NISOD on best practices in online science teaching. In 2014, Frances was awarded the NISOD Teaching Excellence Award.