SENCER Training

SENCER Training

Connecting Science and Civic Engagement
Friday March 3, 2017

In partnership with the Kentucky Campus Compact, the Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting a faculty development workshop on SENCER – Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities. Ed Katz and Susan Reiser from SENCER will facilitate.

“SENCER courses and programs strengthen student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by connecting course topics to issues of critical local, national, and global importance.” SENCER develops “faculty expertise in teaching “to” basic, canonical science and mathematics “through” complex, capacious, often unsolved problems of civic consequence. Using materials, assessment instruments, and research developed through SENCER, faculty members design curricular projects that connect science learning to real world challenges.”

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This workshop is limited to 35 participants, so please sign up quickly. We will maintain a waiting list and if there is a cancellation, we will fill in the order of registration. 

  KyCC Member Non-KyCC
Overview/Basics $40 $50
Implementation/Train the Trainer $30 $40
Both $60 $75

Registration Form – click to register


 9:30 am  Registration and Light Refreshments
 9:45 am  Welcome and Introductions
 10:00 am  SENCER Overview / Basics
  Topics include SENCER’s history and outcomes, principles, and resources.
  11:00 – 11:10 am  Break
 11:10 am  SENCER in the Classroom
  Data suggest that the SENCER approach helps students improve learning outcomes, develop positive dispositions towards science, and increase their inclination and capacity to be more civically engaged. How can you implement SENCER? Susan Reiser will describe a variety of successful SENCER ventures ranging from a single classroom project to an entire curriculum.
 12:20 – 12:30 pm  Break
 12:30 – 1:00 pm  Lunch
 1:00 pm  End of day for those registered for Basics only
 1:30 pm Train the Trainer / Course Design
   Are you interested in designing a SENCER course? Ed Katz and Susan Reiser will lead an interactive workshop in which participant teams create SENCER courses. This workshop can be adopted by participants to use with other audiences.
 2:30 – 2:40 pm  Break
 2:40 pm  Continuation
 3:00 pm  Action Planning
 3:15 pm  Wrap up
 3:30 pm  End of workshop

For more information, contact us at or 270-852-3254.