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Participants are expected to submit drafts of assignments by May 9. All participants will receive assignments to review by May 13.

This workshop will make use of work on Quantitative Writing by John Bean.

Thursday, May 15

6:00-7:15 Reception and Dinner, Ivey Science Center

7:15-7:30 Welcoming Remarks, Neil Lutsky, Carleton College, and Corri Taylor, Wellesley College and National Numeracy Network President

7:30-8:30 Opening Plenary, Dr. Mya Poe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Storyboarding with Data: Using Quantitative Reading Skills to Teach Scientific Writing

8:30-9:00 Discussion, Writing with Numbers: Opportunities and Challenges, Cathy Manduca, Director, Science Education Resource Center

Friday, May 16

8:30-9:00 Participant Instructions and Project Format Review, Cathy Manduca

9:00-9:30 Plenary Session: What Makes Quality Quantitative Writing Assignments Work? Workshop participant contributions moderated by Nathan Grawe, Carleton College
Discussion Notes

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-10:15 Evaluating Students' Quantitative Writing, Neil Lutsky

10:15-11:00 Review Groups Meet to Exchange Reviews

11:00-12:15 Work Time

12:15-1:30 Lunch and Break

1:30-2:00 Plenary Session, What's On-Line and What's on Campus to Support Student Writing with Numbers? Heather Tompkins, Gould Library, and Paula Lackie, Information Technology Services, Carleton College.

2:00-3:00 Project Work Time; Peer Review of Final Materials to be Uploaded

3:30 Deadline for Writing Assignment Uploads to the SERC Portal; Celebration!

3:30-4:00 Closing Plenary, Strategies for Promoting Interest in Writing with Numbers and Disseminating Our Writing Modules, Corri Taylor