Current Course Offerings
Dr. Walter teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in science and science teaching.
Often, my courses have creative assessments. Students in my courses have written songs, programmed a video game about Hope Jahren's Lab, created a movie with a time traveling dog, and baked fossil layer cakes (and much more!).
General Education Biology
In this course for non-science majors, we myth bust common misunderstandings about science and learn how to make smart decisions based on evidence, including decisions for personal well-being, evidence-based public policy, and health of the environment.
This course is award-winning!
Click here to see the cool creative quests students do in Biology 10.
Authentic STEM Learning through Egypt's Grand Challenges
In this study abroad course, students travel to Cairo, Egypt where they will build and present an evidence-based STEM lesson as part of a teaching exchange with students at Egypt's award-winning STEM high schools.
College Science Teaching
In this graduate course for future university STEM educators, students learn how to structure a lesson, write learning objectives, construct more effective labs, and build quality assessments. Students will walk away ready for the job market with a teaching portfolio and teaching philosophy.