Sunday, August 2, 2009: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Enchantment I, Albuquerque Convention Center
We invite early career faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to participate in a workshop modeling "scientific teaching", learning, and assessment in undergraduate science courses. In particular, this workshop will focus on assessment and ways to provide meaningful feedback to students on a regular basis. Rather than "reinventing the wheel", workshop participants will consider a variety of approaches and instructional resources, and then practice adapting resources and tools for their own use. The workshop is based on a movement for undergraduate science curriculum reform and draws from the large pool of teaching resources that currently exist including those that: (1) actively engage students in both large and small classrooms; (2) use individual and group learning strategies; and (3) utilize multiple modes of assessment that challenge students to think critically and solve complex problems. Throughout the workshop, we will address the practical realities of classroom logistics and time, as well as challenges to innovation. Working together, participants will build connections to a growing network of scientists interested in innovative teaching, assessment, and curriculum reform. The fee includes lunch. For more information please contact: Janet Batzli, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 608-263-1594, firstname.lastname@example.org.