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The Math You Need, When You Need It 2012:
Workshop Program

Pre-workshop Leaders Meeting

Thursday, July 26

10-11 am:
Introduction, workshop and expectations

11 - 12:30: Talk about successful implementation strategies that have worked for each of the leaders - brainstorm creative solutions to lingering problems

12:30-1:30: Lunch

Discuss Thursday panel presentations and how we'll best present these things.
  • 5 minute presentations - see e-mailed specifics
  • try to eliminate significant overlap in best practice aspects of implementations

Workshop Participant schedule

Thursday, July 26

Noon-4 pm: Participant check-in at Best Western Plaza on the Green

4-4:30 pm: Icebreaker - participants meet in Best Western Plaza on the Green Lobby

4:30-5:30 pm: Pedagogy and results of The Math You Need (Acrobat (PDF) 8.3MB Jul28 12) - presentation by the TMYN PI's followed by Q and A (Best Western Conference Room)

5:30-6:00: Shuttles will take participants from hotel to Verrazanos, Federal Way

6:00-6:30: Happy Hour at Verrazanos, Federal Way

6:30 pm: Dinner

Friday, July 27

6:00-7:45: Continental breakfast at Best Western Plaza on the Green

Shuttle to Highline leaves from hotel

Introduction - Wenner/Baer

Small group discussion

8:50-9:15: Whole group summaries of small group discussions

Summary of small discussion (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 16kB Jul27 12)

Small groups work through a module together. Unit Conversions

10:00-10:15: Morning Break

10:15-11:15: Implementation presentations (Panel)

11:15-noon: Small groups brainstorm about implementation models
What are your goals/objectives in using TMYN?
How does TMYN fit into the goals of your course?
How does it fit into the goals of increasing QS in geoscience students?
What aspects of successful implementations could you adopt or adapt to make TMYN most effective for your classroom?
Noon-1:00: Lunch (with continued discussion informally of implementation)

1:00-1:30: Perspectives from Education Research: What we've learned - Helen Burn

The nitty-gritty of WAMAP (the testing software for TMYN)

1:50-3:00: Individual exploration of The Math You Need and WAMAP with help from leaders
  • Modify your syllabus to include TMYN
    • decide which modules fit where
    • add them to your course schedule
    • add any goals or objectives needed to clarify the use of TMYN for students
  • Write your pre-test in WAMAP
  • (if time) Set up post module quizzes
  • Sample instructions for logging into WAMAP (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 80kB Jul28 12)
3:00-3:15: Afternoon break (leader check in)

3:15-3:35: Editing your implementation page on SERC

3:35-6:00: Work on implementations (syllabus, WAMAP, choosing modules appropriate to your class)

6:00-6:30: Shuttles to the "Dock".

6:30: Dinner: take-out from Emerald Thai II at "The Dock" with discussion of tasks for tomorrow

After dinner: Shuttles back to hotel

Saturday, July 28

6:00-7:45: Breakfast at Best Western Plaza

7:45: Board shuttle to Highline

8:00: Arrive at Highline with TMYN course design complete - syllabus modified and sign reimbursement paperwork

-8:15: Introduction to the day, address questions about Implementations/webpage product

10:15: Peer review implementation pages

10:15-11:30: Gallery walk with coffee and pastries

11:30-noon: Time for modifications recommended by reviewers

noon-12:30: Evaluation

12:30 -1:30: Lunch and final thoughts

1:30: Adjournment. Shuttles to hotel

Optional post-workshop short course

2:00-4:00: Training your colleagues in TMYN best practices

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