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Workshop Program

This workshop has already taken place.

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Sunday, August 7

Check in to hotel or dorm. Reception and registration for the workshop will be from 4-5 PM in Nicholson lobby.

5:00-6:00 Welcome and introductions, workshop goals and logistics, Nicholson 35

6:00-7:00 Teaching MPG in Context: the Earth, Rocks and Society (Acrobat (PDF) 4.5MB Aug10 11), Barb Dutrow, Nicholson 35

7:15-8:45 Group dinner at Pagoda Restaurant (4th St. SE, Dinkytown)

Monday, August 8

Breakfast on your own.

8:15 Introduction to the day Nicholson 35

8:30–9:30 What Will They Remember in Five Years?: Putting the Focus on Learning in Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.3MB Aug8 11): Dexter Perkins and Karl Wirth, Nicholson 35

Karl's Reading Reflections teaching activity description
The Role of Metacognition in the Classroom
The Affective Domain in the Classroom

9:30–9:45 Break with refreshments, Pillsbury 121/lobby

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9:45–10:45 Concurrent Sessions I-A

10:45-11:00 Break with refreshments, Pillsbury 121/lobby

11:00-12:00 Concurrent Sessions I-B (repeat of session I-A offerings)

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  • Using Students' Knowledge of Saturation to Teach Igneous Petrology with Low Temperature Experiments: John Brady, Pillsbury 125
  • Expanding Simple Field Measurements into Detailed Geochemical Investigations Using Published Data: Kati Szramek, Pillsbury 105
  • Effective Teaching in the Field: Dave Mogk (PowerPoint 2.2MB Nov17 11) and Ed van Hees, Pillsbury 100
    Related resources:
  • Salient Topics in Mineralogy Discovered Using CrystalMaker: Mickey Gunter, Pillsbury 110

12:00-1:30 Lunch in town on own or in small groups

1:30-2:30 Concurrent Sessions II-A

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2:30-2:40 Break

2:40-3:40 Guiding Student Learning in Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, Nicholson 35

  • Integrating Gallery Walks and Wikis in a Synergic Instructional Activity: An Exploratory Study of Students' Perceptions: John Hogan, and
  • Guided Inquiry Instruction Models (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 753kB Aug19 11): John Farver
Related resources:
Gallery Walk
Guided Discovery Problems

3:40-4:00 Break with refreshments; Set up for share fair, Pillsbury 204 (Winchell Reading Room)

4:00-5:30 Share Fair I, Pillsbury 204 (Winchell Reading Room)

Mineralogy—Crystallography and Crystal Structures

  • Jim Rougvie: Polyhedral Model Kits
  • Barb Dutrow and Dave Mogk: Perthite Models as Complex Systems
  • Mark Brandriss: High Precision Specific Gravity Measurements
  • Emily Walsh: Mineral Growth Lab
  • Kirsten Nicolaysen: Building Silicate Structures with Geomags; Micas in 3D
  • Dave Mogk: Symmetry Dance
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Before you go to dinner, please fill out the end of day roadcheck to let us know how the workshop is going and to suggest topics for the emerging topics session on Wednesday.

5:30-7:00 Dinner

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7:30–8:30 Review groups gather to discuss activity collections and next steps, Pillsbury

  • Mineralogy Hand Samples and Optical Mineralogy, led by Andrew Knudsen -- room 125
  • Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry, led by Barb Dutrow -- room 204
  • Igneous Rocks, Associations and Petrography, led by Kirsten Nicolaysen -- room 110
  • Igneous Geochemistry (elemental, isotope, processes), led by Matthew Smith -- room 209
  • Metamorphic Rocks and Petrography, led by Jodie Hayob -- room 204
  • Metamorphic Phase Equilibria, PTt paths, and Tectonics, led by Zeb Page -- room 121
  • Low Temperature Geochemistry (solubility, pH, redox), led by Nancy Hinman -- room 100
  • Analytical Methods, led by Jeff Ryan -- room 105

Tuesday, August 9

Breakfast on your own.

8:15-9:15 Reports from review groups on discussions of activity collections, Nicholson 35

9:15-10:15 Incorporating Communication in MPG Courses: Rachel Beane, Darrell Henry, James Murowchick, and Alan Whittington, Nicholson 35

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Rachel Beane - Incorporating Communication into MPG Courses (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 128kB Aug10 11)
Darrell Henry - Communications in MPG Embedded Research (PowerPoint 3.4MB Aug10 11)
Additional resources: Professional Communications Projects: Training Science Students to Communicate;
Darrell's Pet Rock Project: Developing Professional Communication in a Petrology Course
James Murowchick - Mineralogy Term Paper Assignment (Microsoft Word 37kB Aug9 11)

10:15-10:30 Break with refreshments, Pillsbury 121/lobby

10:30–11:30 Concurrent Sessions II-B (repeat of yesterday's II-A session offerings)

11:30-1:00 Lunch in town on own or in small groups

1:00-2:00 Concurrent Sessions III-A

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2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:15 Concurrent Sessions III-B (repeat of session III-A offerings)

3:15-3:30 Break

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3:30-4:30 Concurrent Sessions IV: Discussions

4:30-4:45 Break with refreshments; Set up for share fair, Pillsbury 204 (Winchell Reading Room)

4:45-6:00 Share Fair II

Mineralogy, Pillsbury 204 (Winchell Reading Room)

  • John Farver: Fluid Inclusions: Making Phase Diagrams Come to Life
  • Chuck Carrigan: Teaching Mineralogy in the Context of the Rock Cycle
  • Mickey Gunter: Relationship of Optical Properties of Minerals to Their Crystal Structures
  • Josh Feinberg and Kent Kirkby: Using Bar Codes on Mineral and Rock Samples
  • Pamela Burnley: Mineral Physics Educational Modules for Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students
  • Dave Mogk: Symmetry Dance, Pillsbury 100

Mineralogy/Petrology: Thin sections, Pillsbury 125

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Petrology, Pillsbury 204 (Winchell Reading Room)

Pedagogy, Pillsbury 110

  • Nancy Hinman: Paired Students Develop a Diagram that Illustrates a Process and Then Write a Description of the Processes Involved
  • Holli Frey: Poster Session to Combine Literature Synthesis, Course Concepts, and Oral Communication
  • Alan Whittington: Minijournal Homework Exercises in Geochemistry (or Petrology)
  • Eva Weng: An Interactive Web System for Field Data Sharing and Collaboration

6:00–7:30 Dinner on your own or in small groups

Wednesday, August 10

Breakfast on your own.

8:15-9:15 MPG and Society: Barb Dutrow, Dave Mogk and Mickey Gunter, Nicholson 35

Presentations: Barb's (Acrobat (PDF) 1001kB Aug10 11)

Related resources:
Geology and Human Health
Teaching Public Policy in the Earth Sciences
Service Learning in the Geosciences
Kesler, 1994: Mineral Resources, Economics and the Environment
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9:15-9:45 What Changes Will We Make to Our Courses? Dave Mogk, Nicholson 35

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-12:00 Share Fair III, Science Teaching & Student Services (STSS) Building 312

Computer Applications
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12:00-1:30 Lunch on your own or in small groups

1:30-3:00 Emerging Topics, STSS 312

3:00-3:20 Break

3:20-5:00 Plenary "Town Meeting": Next Steps STSS 312

5:00-5:30 Concluding Remarks (PowerPoint 2.2MB Aug10 11) and workshop evaluation

6:00-8:00 Catered Middle Eastern Dinner, Pillsbury 204 (Winchell Reading Room)

Workshop ends after dinner.