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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

1:30-3:
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

7:45:
Shuttle to Highline leaves from hotel

8:00-8:15:
Introduction - Wenner/Baer

8:15-8:50:
Small group discussion
  • Within small groups, discuss some strategies that you have tried to overcome your own difficulties in teaching quantitative skills.
  • What are some common challenges? Brainstorm creative solutions to challenges that have lingered despite your best efforts.
  • Think about ways that TMYN (given what you learned last evening) can help with these solutions too.

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

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


9:15-10:00:
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

1:30-1:50:
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
Products:
  • 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 https://serc.carleton.edu/account/

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

  • Edit implementation page for your specific course considering the implementation models that were just discussed.
  • Explain your implementation plan, including grading stakes, quantitative geologic topics, plan for motivating students to use TMYN, etc.
  • Modify the section on modules to include only those you will use (get rid of "yes", etc.) and add some geologic topics from your syllabus that correspond with the modules
  • Modify your implementation model pages by visiting https://serc.carleton.edu/account/, logging in and editing (see cream and purple colored pages in your folder). More help for editing can be found under the Documentation at the top of your account page.
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

8:00
-8:15: Introduction to the day, address questions about Implementations/webpage product

8:15-
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
  • Some creative models for institutionalizing TMYN
  • Encouraging colleagues (without becoming overbearing)
  • Essentials to remember
  • Discussion of ways you can be the "point person" for TMYN
  • Brainstorming essentials for a successful transition
  • Leaving with a plan for how this will work at your institution