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Slides for the meeting can be found here.

2014 Annual Meeting

The 2014 Annual Meeting will be on Oct 10th -11th held in Northfield, MN, graciously hosted by Carleton College as part of the celebration of QuIRK's 10-year anniversary.

The annual meeting will include four workshops, two plenaries, and ample opportunities for collaboration and discussion via a hybrid conference-unconference approach.

Coinciding with our annual meeting, there will also be an AALAC (Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges) funded workshop called "Enhancing Quantitative Reasoning Across the Curriculum".

This tentative schedule will be updated as speakers and locations are confirmed.
More details can be found here: 2014 Annual Meeting Schedule (Acrobat (PDF) 62kB Sep13 14).

Friday October 10th
Locations TBA

8:00- 9:00 Continental Breakfast & Unconference planning (details about the unconference found here.)

9:00- 10:30 Unconference discussion time (Propose a topic here).

10:50- 12:00 Keynote Speaker: Jake Porway, hosted by Carleton as a part of QuIRK's 10-year anniversary

12:00- 1:30 Lunch with Jake Porway (additional fee, limited to first 20 registrants); OR lunch on own OR with unconference discussion group

1:30- 2:45 Plenary Speaker: Neil Lutsky. "Cut to the QUIC: What is the Essence of Quantitative Reasoning and How Can We Assess It?"

3:00- 4:15 Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Workshop with Kate Follette and Don McCarthy. "Fun Math is Not an Oxymoron: Quantitative Brain Teasers and Other Unthreatening Ways to Infuse Your Course with Numbers"

AALAC Workshop I. Details forthcoming

Alternate unconference discussion time

4:30- 5:45 Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Workshop II

AALAC Workshop II: Details Forthcoming

Alternate unconference discussion time

6:30- 8:00 Dinner at Carleton (included in registration); opportunity for continued discussion and networking

8:00- 10:00 Optional Movie screenings The Geometry Project

Saturday October 11th
Locations TBA

8:00- 9:00 Continental Breakfast

9:00- 11:00 Morning Concurrent Sessions

Workshop III

AALAC Workshop III: Details forthcoming

Alternate unconference discussion time

11:15- 12:30 Morning Concurrent Sessions

Workshop IV

AALAC Workshop IV (starts at 11:00)

Alternate unconference discussion time

12:30- 1:45 Lunch at Carleton (included in registration); opportunity for continued discussion and networking

2:00- 3:15 NNN Board Meeting;
NNN Board meetings are open to observers. If you are interested in being more involved in the organization–either formally or informally–please do join us!

3:30- 5:00 AALAC working groups report out / Alternate discussion time

Past Events

2013 Annual Meeting

The 2013 Annual Meeting was held in San Diego, CA, in conjunction with Project Kaleidoscope of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

More information about the meeting can be found here

Next Generation STEM Learning: Investigate, Innovate, Inspire

November 8-10, 2012, Kansas City, MO

The NNN partnered with Project Kaleidoscope and the Association of American College and Universities for this conference on pedagogy in STEM, including quantitative literacy. Check out the conference website for details.

2012 Annual Meeting

October 12-14, New York City
This year's conference drew over 100 NNN members to explore the worlds of journalism, finance, business, and citizenship. The conference opened on Friday night with a dinner at Lehman College in the Bronx. Andy Serwer, Managing Editor of Fortune Magazine, delivered the keynote address at the dinner. The conference continued on Saturday at CUNY's Macaulay Honors College in Manhattan with 32 concurrent sessions offered throughout the day: 28 half-hour presentations and 4 longer panels.

For more details about the meeting, see Annual Meeting 2012 Press Release (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 18kB Oct25 12).

Powerpoint slides from the meeting are available here: QL at Work: Navigating the Worlds of Journalism, Finance, Business, and Citizenship

2011 Annual Meeting

October 14-16, Asheville, NC
The 2011 NNN conference and board meeting was held at the Crowne Plaza Resort in conjunction with the Appalachian College Association (ACA) Summit. NNN President Emeritus Bernie Madison delivered the Summit's plenary address. Several others from the NNN's board and membership presented in conference talks (Microsoft Word 49kB Sep7 11) on quantitative literacy on Friday and Saturday. The NNN's Annual Board Meeting was held Sunday morning.

InTeGrate is Pleased to Announce the Publication of the Spanish Adaption of Environmental Justice and Freshwater Resources
Posted: May 23 2016
This module enables Spanish-language students to identify the freshwater components of the hydrologic cycle and connect them to the basic need of all human beings for equal access to clean freshwater.
Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2016—Join us in Madison!
Posted: May 5 2016
We have had an overwhelming response to our early bird registration deadline. If you haven't registered, there is still plenty of time (although many a.m. workshops are filling). The program includes 29 workshops, 8 panel discussions, 2 plenaries, one concluding town hall and more than 130 contributed presentations/teaching demonstrations. Join us in Madison!
Service Learning in the Geosciences: Resources to Engage Students in Projects Within their Community
Posted: May 2 2016
While service-learning is emerging as one way to give undergraduate students hands-on opportunities, there have been few systematic efforts to examine how service-learning is being used in the geosciences and whether it has a positive impact on students. Read on and learn more from a recent workshop that addressed why service learning is important in the geosciences, provided opportunities for innovation, and compiled resources for teachers to engage students in projects within their communities.
Registration is Open for an InTeGrate Workshop at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
Posted: Apr 25 2016

Attending the ESA annual meeting and interested in a workshop to expand your teaching about sustainability?

Teaching Science in Society: Building Relevance and Interest for Undergraduates by Adding InTeGrate Resources to your Class

Sunday, August 7, 2016: 12-5 PM
As part of the Ecological Society of America Annual meeting
Cost: $30. Register today at the ESA meeting website

2016 InTeGrate Webinar Series Continues
Posted: May 12 2016
Free and open to the public, this series will incorporate InTeGrate pedagogies into teaching practices, provide resources available for adoption, and create a forum for participants to learn and share teaching strategies.

Join us for our next webinar:
Making Change Happen at your Institution: How to Overcome Practical Challenges and Build Momentum
Friday, May 27, 2016


2010 Annual Meeting

October 8-10, Carleton College
The Board Meeting immediately proceeded the 2010 QuIRK-PKAL Workshop

2009 Annual Meeting

May 1-2, University of Washington, Bothell

NSF Projects Supporting QL Education Workshop

April 30-May 1, University of Washington, Bothell prior to the 2009 NNN Annual Meeting

2008 Annual Meeting

May 15-17, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

MAA's MathFest

July 31-August 2, 2008, Madison, WI

Panels on Quantitative Reasoning include:

2008 QR Assessment Workshop

October 10-12, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Workshop jointly sponsored by Project Kaleidoscope and Carletons's QuIRK Initiative

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