This is an example workshop program that shows what can be done with formatting and content. Materials created before and during the workshop can be linked from this document as an easy way to access and organize them. Important discussion or outcome documents are easily found hanging in the part of the program where they were created.

Tuesday, July 14

5:00 Reception and icebreaker activity 
6:15 Dinner 
7:15 Welcome and introductions
7:30 Presentation: Keynote Speaker

Opening discussion: What do we mean by "teaching the process of science"? What are the key things you want your students to be able to do?

Wednesday, July 15

8:45-9:00 Opening remarks

9:00-10:30 Panel: A sequence of short presentations about designing courses and assignments that teach the process of science, with discussion to follow

Pete Stelling, Western Washingon University - Process of Science (PowerPoint 20.2MB Jul15 09)
Amy Ellwein, University of New Mexico - A Field Science Course: Reflecting on the Process of Science (PowerPoint 88.1MB Jul15 09)
Stephen Shawl, Pima Community College - How this astronomer attempts to teach the nature of science (PowerPoint 7.8MB Jul16 09)

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 Setting Learning Goals: What should our students understand about the process of science

11:30-12:15 Jigsaw discussion, Part I: Topical groups address learning goals by audience level: 

pre-service and in-service teachers - report (Microsoft Word 28kB Jul15 09)
introductory science students - group 1 report (Microsoft Word 23kB Jul15 09), group 2 report (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 99kB Jul15 09)
upper division students - report (Microsoft Word 29kB Jul15 09)

Each group should upload a word file with your description of the essential process of science learning goals at your group's level.

12:15-1:45 Lunch - Great Hall, Carleton College campus

1:45-2:45 Jigsaw discussion, Part II: Topical groups discuss and synthesize strategies that work in: 

lab activities - report (PowerPoint 61kB Jul15 09)
homework/readings/class assignment - report (PowerPoint 67kB Jul15 09)
projects - report (PowerPoint 69kB Jul15 09)
reflection - report (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 93kB Jul15 09)
course design - report (PowerPoint 72kB Jul15 09)

For reporting out, each group will prepare and upload one power point slide that articulate strategies in their topic that work in addressing specific goals.

2:45-3:30 Jigsaw discussion, Part III: Report out to group and compilation of strategies and recommendations

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30 Texts: 

  • What are we looking for in texts to support teaching the process of science?
  • Presentation on new resources and discussion of submissions
  • Time to explore resources in small groups

5:30-6:30 Whole group and individual reflection on the day

7:00 Dinner 

Thursday, July 16

8:45-9:00 Opening remarks

9:00-10:30 Panel: Assessing the process of science

Nancy Ruggieri, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison - On Assessing Student Understanding of the Nature of Scientific Knowledge (PowerPoint 583kB Jul16 09)
Kaatje Kraft, Department of Physical Science, Mesa Community College - Using Metacurriculum to Enhance Student Understanding of the Nature of Science (PowerPoint 16.8MB Jul16 09)
Karen Viskupic, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University - Measuring Geoscience Students' Perceptions of the Nature of Science (PowerPoint 123kB Jul16 09)
Anthony Carpi, Science Department, John Jay College-CUNY - Incorporating Process-Oriented Instruction Assessment into a Non-majors Science Class (PowerPoint 829kB Jul16 09)

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Small group work: evaluate existing assessments and report out to group

12:30-1:30 Lunch 

1:30-2:30 Discussion: Getting colleagues on board to teach the process of science (locally and nationally)

2:30-3:00 Synthesis of what we have learned and development of working groups to focus on developing best practices documents 

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Working group time

5:00-6:00 Report out on best practices documents

6:00-6:30 Parting words and evaluation Final summary of big ideas (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 130kB Jul16 09)

7:00 Dinner