Workshop: Teaching Computational Thinking Skills with MATLAB

For Educators in Geoscience, Physics, Math, Biology, Engineering, and beyond

October 20-22, 2019
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

The registration deadline has passed. Registered participants should review the participant checklist.

For students to succeed at research and careers in STEM, they require quantitative thinking and computational skills.

This workshop brings together faculty who teach computation in their courses and are interested in strengthening and developing their teaching skills and MATLAB based materials. Working in sessions and 1-on-1 with faculty peers and MATLAB experts, participants will discuss teaching strategies, tools, and resources. Participants will spend time during the workshop evolving and improving their course materials based on give-and-take with colleagues. Because the workshop includes educators from multiple disciplines – from Biology to Engineering to Math – the workshop enables sharing of ideas and best practices across fields of study.

As preparation for the workshop, all participants will have the opportunity to contribute to a collection of online teaching activities. A team of faculty colleagues will peer-review these publicly available materials, making them citable.

The workshop sessions include a keynote speaker, presentations of effective lessons and teaching methods, panel discussions, and working in groups.

Educators will returned to their classrooms armed with new skills, ideas to implement, and improved course offerings. After the 2018 workshop, one participant sent an email to the organizers exclaiming, "We are going to actually design a new course on Data Visualization!"

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Don Baker, McGill University
Dan Burleson, University of Houston (Review Editor)
Princess Imoukhuede, Washington University in St. Louis
Lisa Kempler, MathWorks
Kelly Roos, Bradley University


Mitchell Awalt, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Andrew Haveles, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Loren Shure, MathWorks
Sumit Tandon, MathWorks

This workshop is sponsored by:

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