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Teaching Activities from Brainerd Workshop

These teaching activities have been submitted by participants at the PKAL-MnSCU Workshop in October 2008. They may be complete, ready-to-use activities or activitiy ideas or somewhere in between.

Cooperative Learning

Characterization of Freshwater Ecosystems: Group Collaborative Learning and Peer Review - Dr. Thomas Dilley, Southwest Minnesota State University; Dr. Emily Deaver, Southwest Minnesota State Univ.; Dr. Craig Longtine, North Hennepin Community College; Robert Sand, Anoka Technical College

Cooperative Problem Solving

Just Sort It! An Activity for Algorithm Development - Randy Westhoff, Bemidji State University; Ken Strukel, Hibbing Community College; Jackie Lindquist, MN West Comm. & Tech. College; Pam Jensen, Central Lakes College

Interactive Lectures

Vectors: Lifting A Bowling Ball - John Saber, Central Lakes Community College; Steve Lindaas, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Acids and Bases - Jeff Bodwin, MN State University Moorhead; Kim Loomis, Century College; Dave Blackburn, Century College
Using Enthalpy to Assess Fuel Sources - Jeffrey Bodwin, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Sex Linked Inheritance - Michelle LeBeau, Century College; Maureen Tubbiola, St. Cloud State University

Investigative Case Based Learning

Case Study of Nitrogen in various parts of the Nitrogen Cycle: How Nitrogen Affects the Human Body and the Environment - Andrew Marry, Amy Moberg, Steve Polson, and Ann Domagala
Transfusion Case Study - Bruce Jacobson, Michael Hamann, Brenda Crowley, and Theresa Hornstein

Just In Time Teaching

Pre-lab activity for the Special Senses - Lori Anderson, Ridgewater College
Laboratory Preview and Preparation Sessions - Wesley Boberg, Ridgewater College
Video Presentation Sessions - Wesley Boberg, Ridgewater College
Written Assignment Sessions - Wesley Boberg, Ridgewater College
Get your "lecture freak on" using JiTT - Lori Anderson, Wesley Boberg, Randy Curtiss, & Ann Mills


Connecting the Chemical Structures of Substances to their Mind-Altering Effects - Danae R. Quirk Dorr, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Linking Cellular Respiration to Mitochondrial Disease: location of each step: role of enzymes: disease connection - Barb Fritz from Anoka Ramsey Community College, Cambridge Campus

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