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  1. Playing games to make connections

  2. Our TA Project: An Analysis of Early Results Valeri Lantz-Gefroh, Improvisation Coordinator Elizabeth Bass, Director of the Alda Center Marvin O’Neal, Director of Introductory Bio Labs Alan AldaCenter for Communicating Science, Undergraduate Biology& CESAME

  3. Improv the Bio TA’s • Intro Biology Lab 2 (BIO205, Spring 2013) • 366 Students, Intro Bio Lab 1 (BIO204) required • 14 Graduate TAs • Randomly assign half to improv group (7/7) • Time: orientation & workshop each week • Data: TA feedback, TA teaching, Student performance, Student feedback

  4. Indicators of Success • TA feedback • Survey • Student feedback • Surveys • Course Evaluations • TA teaching • Video record pre/post vignettes • Show to Undergraduates: Clear? Interesting? • Faculty observations • Undergraduate Performance • Competency Exam: BIO204 vs. BIO205

  5. Survey Feedback Normal Improvisation

  6. Teaching Vignette Ratings by Undergraduates * * Average Score (0-5) Normal Improv Normal Improv Normal Improv Normal Improv POST PRE PRE POST Clear Interesting

  7. Student Feedback: Course Evaluations Improv Adjunct Normal

  8. Student Performance Normal Improvisation

  9. Acknowledgments: Marvin O’Neal, Director of Introductory Bio Labs Kimberly Bell, HHMI Teaching Fellow Stephanie Izzi, HHMI Teaching Fellow Joan Miyazaki Michael Cressy Deborah Spikes AACCS, CESAME, Undergraduate Biology Peter Gergen, David Bynum