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Final Workshop Program

Note - This workshop has already taken place. Below you will find links to the presentations given at the workshop.

Saturday, October 30, 2010
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Colorado Convention Center

8:00 - 8:15 Welcome, introductions and goals for the day

8:15 - 8:45 Energy and Energy Policy in the Geoscience Classroom (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.2MB Nov11 10) - Jimm Myers, University of Wyoming

8:45 - 11:30 Issues in energy science and policy
Integral information about current developments to bring to your classroom. Each 10 to 15 minute presentation will be followed by discussion.

8:45 - 9:15 Fossil Fuels: Their Advantages, Disadvantages and Future (PowerPoint 5.9MB Nov11 10) - Geoff Thyne, University of Wyoming

9:15 - 9:45 Nuclear Power: Reviewing the Science, Technology and Policy (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 5.8MB Nov11 10) - Jimm Myers, University of Wyoming


10:00 - 10:30 On the Road to Energy Independence: Hybrid vs Electric Vehicles (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 5.6MB Nov11 10) - Fred Loxsom, Environmental Earth Science, Eastern Connecticut State University

10:30 - 11:00 Harnessing the Wind: Recent Developments in Wind Energy (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.9MB Nov11 10)- Julie Lundquist, University of Colorado-Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

11:00 - 11:30 Can Carbon Capture and Storage Clean up Fossil Fuels? (PowerPoint 6.9MB Nov11 10) - Geoff Thyne, University of Wyoming

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch (offsite) - Lunch is not provided with the workshop registration. We will be going out for lunch and participants will pay for their own lunches.

1:00 to 2:30 Classroom examples for teaching about energy
Three presentations showing a range of approaches for classroom activities that have been used to successfully teach about energy. Each 10 to 15 minute presentation will be followed by discussion.
1:00 - 1:30 It's a Gas, Gas, Gas: Developing a Semester-long Class Project on Natural Gas Exploration using the Jigsaw Method (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.1MB Nov11 10)- Devin Castendyk, State University of New York, College at Oneonta

1:30 - 2:00 Biofuels: Our Energy Future? (PowerPoint 4.5MB Nov11 10) - Mark Lyford, University of Wyoming

2:00 - 2:30 Challenging Students to Change their Approach to Energy Use with the Lifestyle Project (PowerPoint 4.4MB Nov11 10) - Karin Kirk, SERC-Carleton College

2:30 to 2:45 Introduction to activity review process - Karin Kirk, SERC - Carleton College

2:45 to 3:30 Activity review - Participants will peer-review each others' submissions to provide feedback and share suggestions. Groups will be pre-assigned and will be grouped into similar teaching approaches, topics or grade levels.
3:30 to 4:00 Individual work time and reflection - Time to make revisions to or sketch out new ideas based on reviews

4:00 to 4:45 Jigsaw activity - Small groups will share insights gained during peer-review and discuss plans for revising their teaching materials or creating new activities.

4:45 to 5:00 Summary discussion - Future plans for teaching about energy; next steps

5:00 Workshop evaluation

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