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Workshop Program


Tuesday, July 20

4:00-10:00 pm Early check-in (Towers)

4:30-6:30 Dinner (must have name badge) (Towers Dining Hall)

Wednesday, July 21

8:00-9:00 Breakfast (must have name badge) (Towers Dining Hall)

8:00-12:00 Check-in (Towers)

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Towers Dining Hall)

1:00-1:30 Welcome and introduction (Library - Strosacker)

1:30-3:00 Initial session on setting goals (Library - Strosacker)

3:00-3:15 Break (Library - Strosacker)

3:15-5:00 Initial session on setting goals (cont.) (Library - Strosacker)

6:00-7:00 Dinner (University Center, Rooms C & D, Terrace Level)

7:00-8:00 Keynote talk: Implementing Course Re-design, or "Now What?" (Acrobat (PDF) 6.2MB Jul9 04) (Library - Strosacker)
Tracy will outline the experiences that she and her colleagues had with implementing a complete redesign of the labs for a year-long intro geology course, how they assessed what worked and what didn't, and how they arrived over the course of several years at a set of labs that met their goals and were popular with students Dr. Tracy Gregg (University at Buffalo)


Thursday, July 22

7:00-8:00 Breakfast (Towers Dining Hall)

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day (Library - Strosacker)

8:30-10:15 Individual and small group work on goals (Library - Strosacker and study rooms)

10:15-10:30 Break (Library - Strosacker)

10:30-12:00 Individual work on goals(Library - study rooms)

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Towers Dining Hall)

1:00-3:15 Teaching tools workshop (Library - Strosacker)

3:15-3:30 Break (Library - Strosacker)

3:30-5:00 Individual work and consultation time (Library)

6:00-7:00 Dinner (University Center, Rooms C & D, Terrace Level)

7:00-8:00 Informal session on what it takes to get your ideas funded in course design and innovation (Towers classrooms)



Friday, July 23

7:00-8:00 Breakfast (Towers Dining Hall)

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day (Library - Strosacker)

8:30-12:00 Sessions on specific teaching ideas (Library - Strosacker)

30-minute sessions; participants may choose to attend as many sessions as they wish or may opt to use part or all of the time for individual work Click 'here' to see full description of each session.
8:30-9:00 Making Geoscience Ideas Concrete by Writing an Abstract (Bill Hirt, College of the Siskiyous).
9:05-9:35 Getting Started: Ideas for the First Day of Class (Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary).
9:40-10:10 Gallery Walk (Richard Yuretich, University of Massachusetts, Amherst).
10:20-10:50 Incorporating Exemplary Web Sites into Courses (Mark Francek, Central Michigan Univesity).
10:55-11:25 Integrating Labs into Labless Classes (Acrobat (PDF) 728kB Jul9 04) (Tracy Gregg, University at Buffalo).
11:30-12:00 Overhauling a large course (Char Mehrtens, University of Vermont).
12:00-1:00 Lunch (Towers Dining Hall)

1:00-2:05 Continuation of sessions on specific teaching ideas (Library - Strosacker)
1:00-1:30 Using Poster Assignments in Courses (Pranoti Asher, Georgia Southern University).
1:35-2:05 Developing case studies for geoscience courses (Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College).
2:05-2:45 Small group work time (Library)

2:45-3:00 Break (Library - Strosacker)

3:00-4:00 Individual work and consultation time (Library)

4:00-5:00 Plenary session on using data in the classroom (Library - Strosacker)

6:00-7:00 Dinner (University Center, Rooms C & D, Terrace Level)

7:00-8:00 Informal networking (Towers classrooms)



Saturday, July 24

7:00-8:00 Breakfast (Towers Dining Hall)

9:00-9:10 Preview of the day (Library - Strosacker)

9:10-10:30 Session on assessment (Library - Strosacker)

10:30-10:45 Break (Library - Strosacker)

10:45-12:00 Individual work time and consultations (Library)

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Towers Dining Hall)

12:00-2:30 Individual work time and consultations (Library)

2:30-3:10 Concurrent sessions on how to design specific assignments (Towers classrooms)

40-minute concurrent sessions providing opportunity for participants to work on designing a particular type of assignment for their courses. Participants may choose to attend one of the following sessions, or they wish or may opt to use the time for individual work. Sessions will be repeated twice. Click 'here' to see full description of each session.
Option 1: Designing Jigsaw Assignments (Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College).
Option 2: Designing Gallery Walk Assignments (Char Mehrtens, University of Vermont).
Option 3: Designing Effective Term Projects (Tracy Gregg, University at Buffalo).
Option 4: Designing Effective Assignments Using the Web (Mark Francek, Central Michigan University).
Option 5: Using Demonstrations Instead of Lecturing (Pranoti Asher, Georgia Southern University).
Option 6: Doing the Numbers: Developing Quantitative Exercises Based on Models in the Geoscience Literature (Bill Hirt, College of the Siskiyous).
Option 7: Concept Mapping (Richard Yuretich, University of Massachusetts, Amherst).
3:10-3:25 Break (Library - Strosacker)

3:25-4:05 Repeat of sessions from 2:30 time slot, same rooms (Towers classrooms)

4:10-4:50 Repeat of sessions from 2:30 time slot, same rooms (Towers classrooms)

4:50-5:10 End-of-day plenary session (Library - Strosacker)

6:00-7:00 Dinner (Mountain Town Station Restaurant)

7:00-8:00 Work time with option for consultations (Towers classrooms)



Sunday, July 25

7:00-8:00 Breakfast (Towers Dining Hall)

8:15-10:15 Wrap-up poster session: all posters must be up by 8:15 (Towers classrooms)

10:15-10:30 Break (Towers classrooms)

10:30-12:00 Plan of action for post-workshop follow-through (Towers classrooms)

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Towers Dining Hall)

1:00-4:00 Check-out (Towers)


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