Workshop Program

Tuesday, July 14

5:00 Reception and icebreaker activity - Carleton College, Alumni Guest House Library
6:15 Dinner - Alumni Guest House Meeting Room
7:15 Welcome and introductions
7:30 Presentation: What are the misconceptions students have about the process of science? (PowerPoint 1.9MB Jul15 09) Anne Egger

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

Courtesy breakfast - Country Inn of Northfield 
*All workshop activities will take place at the Carleton College, Alumni Guest House, unless otherwise noted.

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

Barry Bickmore, Brigham Young University -Designing Learning Outcomes for Teaching the Process of Science (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 813kB Jul15 09)

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, roadcheck evaluation

7:00 Dinner - Boonies Bar & Grill, Millersburg

Thursday, July 16

Courtesy breakfast - Country Inn of Northfield 

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

reflection - report (PowerPoint 94kB Jul16 09) 
skills - report (PowerPoint 29kB Jul16 09)

POS questions - report (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 67kB Jul16 09) 
integrated content and process - report (PowerPoint 74kB Jul16 09) 
multiple choice - report (PowerPoint 45kB Jul16 09)

12:30-1:30 Lunch - Great Hall, Carleton College Campus

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 grouptime 

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 - Chapati's