December 8-10, 2010
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM, followed by lunch
Alumni Guest House Meeting Room
All faculty are invited to sign up for this workshop, and those teaching Argument & Inquiry Seminars as well as new faculty are particularly encouraged to participate. Those who have enjoyed John Bean's workshops in the past know that he is a skillful leader whose own research into writing in general and writing with numbers in particular is ongoing and effective. If you are the person who simply cannot imagine how your A&I seminar could support a Quantitative Reasoning Encounter (QRE) for our new curriculum, you are the person who will most benefit from the workshop. Eligible faculty who attend all three days and post a completed activity or course to the website will receive a $360 stipend.
This workshop will be structured to insure your success in developing or revising a new course or assignment. Participants will be required to submit an idea, work in progress, or current version of a course or assignment before the workshop begins. After three days of structured activities and guidance from colleagues as well as John Bean, author of Engaging Ideas, participants will revise and complete their work. The resulting assignments or courses, with appropriate context, will be available on the SERC site to educators everywhere.
Interested faculty should contact Carol Rutz (x4082 or crutz) by December 1, 2010 to register for the workshop.
In addition to support from the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) via a grant from the National Science Foundation, this workshop is co-sponsored by the QuIRK initiative and the Writing Program.