Participant Checklist

In order to help you get the most out of the workshop on Teaching Computational Thinking Skills with MATLAB, we ask that you do several things in advance. Here is a list of the preparatory activities and their deadlines. Note that many of these tasks are required as outlined in the workshop participant expectations. If for some reason you are unable to complete or meet the deadline for any of these items please contact Mitchell Awalt (mawalt AT carleton dot edu).

By Friday, June 14th

  • Apply for the workshop. If you are accepted for the workshop, you will be asked to complete a registration form to provide us with more information.
  • Complete the stipend application if you wish to be considered for supplementary funds towards attending the workshop.

By Thursday, August 15th - REQUIRED

  • Register for the workshop. Note that all accepted applicants need to register in order to participate, and the registration form is not the same form as the application form that you have already filled out.
  • Make your travel plans so that you can attend the entire workshop, from the opening session on Sunday, October 20, 2019, beginning at 5 pm, through the final session, ending at 2 pm on Tuesday, October 22. It is essential that you attend the full workshop, including the full day on Tuesday. For additional information on travel and ground transportation see the logistics page. If you plan to attend one of the optional Sunday afternoon pre-workshop sessions please plan your travel accordingly.
  • Complete the travel information form so that we know your plans and can arrange an airport shuttle for you if appropriate.
  • Share at least one teaching activity or assignment for a course that teaches computation using MATLAB. You must use the online form to share your activity. Submitted activities will undergo peer review by a panel of Teaching Computation in the Sciences community members. Highly reviewed activities will be featured in an exemplary collection. You can see last year's workshop participants' activities for examples.
  • Write and upload a one-page essay about how you assess student computational thinking skills, including challenges you face and how you have overcome them. You must use the online form to submit your essay. You can see last year's workshop participants' essays for examples.
  • Share a description of a course that you teach which incorporates computation using MATLAB. You must use the online form to submit your course description. You can see 2015 workshop participants' courses for examples.

These submissions will be used to select workshop panelists, they will be posted on the workshop website, and they will be featured in a web-based collection devoted to teaching computation using MATLAB in STEM fields.

By Friday, October 4th - REQUIRED

  • Book your hotel room by Friday, October 4th if you are going to stay at the Country Inn & Suites, or Wednesday September 25th if you are going to stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites. For information on lodging see the logistics page. Please note: although we do have a block of rooms reserved we do not book your room for you.

Before the workshop - REQUIRED

  • Read all of the essays and become familiar with the activities submitted by your fellow workshop participants. We will send you a PDF of essays prior to the workshop.
  • Create a SERC account, if you don't already have one. You will need it to access our private (password-protected) participant workspace during the workshop.
  • Bring your laptop. You will be using it throughout the workshop.

Before the workshop - OPTIONAL

After the workshop

If you have been awarded a workshop stipend, follow the instructions to receive your stipend.