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The Math You Need, When You Need It 2010:

Workshop Program

Wednesday, July 14

10 am-4pm: Leader meeting
  • 10-10:30: Introduction, schedule and expectations
  • 10:30-noon: Discuss implementations - successes and failures - and brainstorm solutions about creative ways to make implementations a success
  • noon-1: Lunch
  • 1-4: Work on implementation pages and troubleshoot with conveners on other logistical information from TMYN and WAMAP
10 am-4pm: participant interviews with Dr. Helen Burn, evaluator.

5-5:30 pm: Get to know each other in Best Western Plaza on the Green Lobby

5:30-6:15 pm: Presentation: Role of geosciences (and TMYN) in QL at the Best Western on Plaza on The Green

6:30 pm: Dinner (shuttles will take participants from hotel) at Mama Stortini's Kent Station, continued discussion of goals of the workshop

Thursday, July 15

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

8:15-9:15: Whole group discussion - What quantitative skills do you currently teach in your courses?
Why is it difficult for us to teach students quantitatively?
Why are quantitative skills difficult for students?
What are our goals for quantitative skills in the geosciences?
9:15-10:00: Small groups work through a module together.

10:00-10:15: Morning Break

10:15-11:15: Implementation presentations (Panel)
Rob Benson, Adams State College
Kim Hannula, Fort Lewis College
Kate Kramer, McHenry Community College
11:15-noon: Small groups brainstorm about implementation models
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)

1:00-2:00: The nitty-gritty of WAMAP (the testing software for TMYN)

2:00-3:00: Individual exploration of The Math You Need and WAMAP with help from leaders
  • Design module use for a specific course considering the implementation models that were just discussed.
  • Decide about how to vary implementation for specific course
  • Pick appropriate modules for individual courses and the geoscience topics that correspond from your syllabus
  • complete implementation model pages
3:00-3:15: Afternoon break

3:15-3:30: Perspectives from Education Research: The conceptual framework behind TMYN - Helen Burn

3:30-5:30: Work on Implementations (syllabus, WAMAP, choosing modules appropriate to your class)

5:30-6:00: Shuttles from Highline to "The Dock" - Highline's Marine Science and Technology Center at Redondo Beach

6:30: Dinner: take-out from Emerald Thai II (menu) at "The Dock", discussion of your tasks for tomorrow

After dinner: Shuttles back to hotel

Friday, July 16

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

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

9:45: Edit implementation pages

9:45-noon: Implementation presentations with coffee and pastries

Noon-1:00: Lunch and final thoughts

1-1:30:Evaluation and reimbursement paperwork

1:30 pm:
Adjournment. Shuttles take you from hotel/Highline to airport