My name is Jodie Clark, and I am a part-time lecturer at San Jose State University, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science. I have taught GE courses since 2016, first as a graduate student and as a lecturer since 2019. Mainly, I teach online asynchronous climate change courses. As a young teacher, I always listen to student feedback and develop my teaching style/curriculum. I earned an online teaching certificate, and now I am thrilled to participate in the TEA Mastery Learning program. As a climate enthusiast, I love to teach people the scientific proof of climate change and changes to their lifestyle to positively impact the crisis. I also enjoy gardening and practicing the art of pine needle basket making.
Implementing Mastery Learning Outcomes and Specifications Grading in an Online Asynchronous GE Science Course
This work describes the process of creating and implementing mastery learning outcomes (LO’s) and specifications grading into a GE climate change course. The presentation will cover what makes this different from “traditional” grading and how the method was introduced to the students. I will show how I use the CANVAS system to showcase the LO’s and implement the grading with the use of rubrics and the Learning Mastery gradebook. I will discuss why I like this method as a teacher and for GE students, discuss interactions and conversations with students, and indicate difficulties and areas that I will likely revise moving forward.