Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Location: Grinnell College, Noyce Science Center, room 2022
This workshop is sponsored by The Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE) using funds from NSF--http://www.iinspirelsamp.org/.
10:00 AM Introductions and welcoming remarks, first tasks, and logistics
- Welcome and introductions
- Workshop goals and agenda
- Logistics - computer access, SERC accounts, facilities
10:10-10:45 AM Research-like experiences in science courses: findings from the CURE survey (David Lopatto)
David Lopatto's presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 166kB Jun24 14)
10:45-11:00 AM What types of outcomes would be most meaningful for your course or institution? (think,pair,share)
11:00-11:15 Reflection, stretch break, and share
11:15-12:00 PM Grinnell College Introduction to Biological Inquiry (Leslie Gregg-Jolly)
- "Genesis, Context, and Structure of the course as well as assessment of student learning" (available only on participant workspace which requires a log in) participant only resources
- Comparable Benefits of an Inquiry Driven Introductory Biology Course and a Summer Research Experience (Acrobat (PDF) 3.3MB Jun25 14)
12:00-12:15 PM The Other Extreme: A simple two week introductory chemistry research like experience (Jim Swartz)
- Introduction to Articulating and Addressing a Chemical Question (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 200kB Jun25 14)
- Dissolving Mg in H + research (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 21kB Jun25 14)
12:15PM-12:30 PM Introduction to the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) website and resources available (Ellen Iverson)
- Introduction of SERC Resources and Content Management System (PowerPoint 3.5MB Jun24 14)
- Other resource examples
- Working in your private participant workspace
12:30-1:15 PM Break and then working lunch and form groups to work together in teams
Begin by brief sharing of current state of research-like activities in your courses
- Share goals for participation in this workshop
- At what scale are you considering for your plan? Three possible scales:
- What approaches can you use in a single (or a few hours) of classroom/lab time to foster more research-like experiences for students?
- What longer duration strategies could you include the next time you redesign a course?
- What changes at a programmatic–level at your institution would you like to see to help integrate more research-like experiences for students?
- Describe things you have tried and want to try (Are you at idea stage or have an implemented program? Do you have materials you can share?)
- Identify any anticipated or realized challenges
- What would be most helpful for you to learn from or get feedback from other participants?
- Record your group's thoughts on SERC workspace page.
2:00-2:45 PM Report outs and discussion
- Review of needs and resources
2:45-3:30 PM Teams continue to work
- Work on action plans; see Action Plan Instructions (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 19kB Jun24 14)
- Group review of plans and feedback
- 2:25-3:30 PM Record feedback on action plan document and email to Ellen Iverson (email@example.com)
3:00-3:15 PM Break
3:30-4:00 PM Report out, next steps, and reflections
- End of workshop survey