Mid-South Educational Research Association

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MSERA is a nonprofit incorporated educational organization whose purposes are to encourage quality educational research in the Mid-South and to promote the application of the results of quality educational research in the schools. Representing Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.


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More with Mid-South
Professional Development Series

MSERA launched a professional development series, More with Mid-South. Focused on various topics related to educational research, More with Mid-South includes several virtual sessions per year, free of charge, for members.

The ABCs of Learning Outcomes

February 22, 2022
4:30 p.m. CST

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In the webinar, participants will be provided with an overview of the differences between degree program outcomes and course specific learning outcomes. Then, we will take a deeper look at learning outcomes and the criteria we should address when writing learning outcomes for course syllabi. Participants will also be given the opportunity to analyze poorly written learning outcomes and discuss how they could be improved. The webinar will end with a “Think-Pair-Share” activity. Participant are welcome to bring their course syllabi to the webinar. The main outcome of the webinar is for participants to be able to write appropriate learning outcomes for their course syllabi.

About the Presenter: Dr. Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Mississippi State University where she teaches mathematics methods courses for elementary education majors at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is currently representing the MSU faculty by serving on the university’s SACSCOC reaffirmation team. As part of a university-wide initiative to improve teaching, she provides workshops for faculty on writing learning outcomes, aligning course assessments with learning outcomes and using student-centered pedagogy. Her research involves investigating the mathematical content knowledge of pre-service and in-service teachers, specifically with regards to local, state, and national standards and reform-based curricula. She is also currently part of a curriculum writing team for a large international externally funded project focused on early childhood teacher-preparation programs at eight institutions of higher learning in Liberia. She is currently serving as the President of MSU’s Faculty Senate and is an SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow.

September 2021
Finding Your Why: Pursuing a Path of Inclusivity in Teaching and Research

In this session, participants will define their personal "why" as they explore ways to make their research and teaching practice more inclusive and culturally responsive. A specific focus will be on sharing actionable strategies and resources to help participants transform their teaching and research agenda that is consistent with principles of belonging, inclusivity, and equity for all.
Presented by Michael Mills, University of Central Arkansas

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