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2006 Conference Schedule

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Time Event Location
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration Stewart Dining Commons Lobby
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Cash Bar & hors d’oeuvres Stewart Dining Commons
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner Banquet Stewart Dining Commons
7:00 PM – 7:45 PMOpening Keynote Dr. Joe SchwarczDirector, McGill Office for Science and SocietyHEY! THERE ARE COCKROACHES IN MY CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM! Stewart Dining Commons

Monday, June 26, 2006

Time Event Location
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Registration Little Hall Foyer
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Continental Breakfast Little Hall Foyer
9:00 AM – 10:15 AMSessions 1 through 3  Session 1: Science and writing 110 Little Hall
Session 2: Mathematics and science instruction 120 Little Hall
Session 3: Reformed instruction in the physical sciences 140 Little Hall
 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM  Break  Little Hall Foyer
10:30 AM – 11:30 AMSessions 4 through 6  Session 4: Key questions in science and mathematics 110 Little Hall
Session 5: Technology in the classroom 120 Little Hall
Session 6: Earth sciences 140 Little Hall
11:30 PM – 12:00 PM Break
 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM  Lunch  The Marketplace
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM WORKSHOPS 1-9 See page 15
3:30 PM -  4:30 PM Poster Session Set-Up Stewart Dining Commons
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Poster Session with Reception and Cash Bar Stewart Dining Commons
6:00 PM - Dinner on your own

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Time Event Location
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Continental Breakfast Little Hall Foyer
9:00 AM – 10:15 AMSessions 7 through 9  Session 7: Student learning in mathematics I 110 Little Hall
Session 8: Alternative approaches to mathematics and science instruction 120 Little Hall
Session 9: Teacher preparation in science and mathematics 140 Little Hall
 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM  Break  Little Hall Foyer
10:30 AM – 11:30 AMSessions 10 through 12  Session 10: Increasing student interest in mathematics and science 110 Little Hall
Session 11: Effective use of laboratory in science instruction 120 Little Hall
Session 12: Geometry and proportionality in mathematics and science 140 Little Hall
11:30 PM – 12:00 PM Break
 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM  Lunch on your own
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM WORKSHOPS 10-18 See page 16
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Open Space 120 Little Hall
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Cash Bar Stewart Dining Commons
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner Banquet Lobster, Steak, and Vegetarian Stewart Dining Commons
7:00 PM – 7:45 PMClosing Keynote TBD Stewart Dining Commons

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Time Event Location
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Continental Breakfast Little Hall Foyer
9:00 AM – 10:15 AMSessions 13 through 15  Session 13: Conceptual change in science instruction 110 Little Hall
Session 14: Student learning in mathematics II 120 Little Hall
Session 15: Reform science instruction 140 Little Hall
 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM  Break  Little Hall Foyer
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Panel Discussion  120 Little Hall


Detailed Schedule

Monday, June 26th · Morning Sessions Overview

Session Title

(S1) Science and writing

(S2) Mathematics and science instruction

(S3) Reformed instruction in the physical sciences

Chair

Mary Evans

Jon Geiger

Jim Tyson

Location

110 Little Hall

120 Little Hall

140 Little Hall

9:00-9:30

Improvement of student scientific reasoning skills: the effect of peer review and a lab report rubric

Brianna Timmerman

College math and science performance and ethnicity: Some recent trends and ideas

Eric Hsu

Implementing and evaluating instructional reform in the urban physics classroom

Mel Sabella

9:30-9:45

How student understanding of academic language relates to achievement in high school chemistry

Peggy Labrosse

Teaching physics and mathematics using critical agency student-lead enactments

 Apriel K. Hodari

A classification scheme for categorizing concept inventories

Rebecca Lindell

9:45-10:15

New integrative marine science courses at the University of Maine build skills through inquiry, writing, and critical thinking

Sara Lindsay

No Title

 

 

 Megan Southworth

The physical sciences as a basis of integration: The Academy of Science model

 

Jayne Fonash

10:15-10:30

Break

Session Title

(S4) Key questions in science and mathematics

(S5) Technology in the classroom

(S6) Earth sciences

Chair

Molly Schaffler

Ed Galindo

Location

110 Little Hall

120 Little Hall

140 Little Hall

10:30-10:45

Have you ever wondered…

Joe Schwarcz

Equity issues that affect mathematics teaching and learning with technology

Penelope Dunham

Crossing cultural borders for Native American students in the earth sciences

Eric Riggs

10:45-11:00

Collaborative Learning in an online community of science learners

Arlene Leighton

11:00-11:30 Gender in Science and math education

 Laura McCullough

Using technology in general chemistry homework and to assess problem solving skills

 Norbert Pienta

Improving learning in an undergraduate science course: a case study of course re-design

Richard Yuretich

 

Tuesday, June 27th · Morning Sessions Overview

 

Session Title

(S7) Student learning in mathematics I

(S8) Alternative approaches to mathematics and science instruction

(S9) Teacher preparation in science and mathematics

Chair

John E. Donovan II

Gail Dana

John Thompson

Location

110 Little Hall

120 Little Hall

140 Little Hall

9:00-9:30

Teaching, learning, and understanding trigonometric functions

 Keith Weber

Connecting school and community as a way to improve Alaska Native students’ math performance

Jerry Lipka

What we know about preparing secondary science teachers: a few facts, many assumptions and great deal of unanswered questions

Nicole Gillespie

9:30-9:45

An investigation into the change in the Van Hiele level of understanding geometry of pre-service elementary and secondary mathematics teachers

 Kathleen Knight

Mathematical methods in the natural sciences:  A self-paced, applied approach

 

Karin Vorwerk

In-service primary school teachers in a force and motion workshop


David Nelson

9:45-10:15

Is the derivative a function? Natural language structures that enhance and hinder student understanding

 Michelle Zandieh

One step at a time: Working toward change in general chemistry

Jennifer Lewis

Overview of The Board of Science Education

 

Marguerite Murphy

10:15-10:30

Break

Session Title

(S10) Increasing student interest in mathematics and science

(S11) Effective use of laboratory in science instruction

(S12) Geometry and proportionality in mathematics and science

Chair

Amie Gellen

Mitchell Bruce

Susan McKay

Location

110 Little Hall

120 Little Hall

140 Little Hall

10:30-11:00

Smart girls, too few choices: Why young women still steer away from science and math careers and what teachers can do about it

 Stephanie Blaisdell

Development, implementation, and evaluation of an integrated lab-lecture format for undergraduate science courses

 Maria T. Oliver-Hoyo

Obstacles to calculus: Difficulties with geometry and visualization

 

David Meel

11:00-11:30

Project Lead The Way: A solution to increasing student interest in math and science

 Patrick Leaveck

Development of laboratories for introductory physics

Luanna G. Ortiz

The role of proportional reasoning in science instruction

Stephen Kanim

Wednesday, June 28th · Morning Sessions Overview

Session Title

(S13) Conceptual change in science instruction

(S14) Student learning in mathematics II

(S15) Reform science instruction

Chair

Robert Franzosa

William Leathem

Location

110 Little Hall

120 Little Hall

140 Little Hall

9:00-9:30

The role of “conceptual ecologies” in students’ science learning: Implications of the “warming trend” in conceptual change research

 Scott Sowell

Investigations of student understanding of thermal physics in the upper division

 

John Thompson

Implementation of the Model-Observe-Reflect-Explain (MORE) thinking frame in multiple contexts: Effects on thinking and learning about chemistry

Dawn Rickey

9:30-9:45

Investigating the effects of teaching mathematics in a physics class

 Michael Murphy

Students’ integration methods for first-order differential equations

Katrina Black

A comparative study of how students understand stem cells

Jon Moyer

9:45-10:15

The relationship of coherence of thought and conceptual change to ability

 Pamela Kraus

Process object theories of learning and applications to understanding first-order differential equations

John Donovan II

Native waters

 

Ed Galindo

10:15-10:30

Break

Session Title

Panel Discussion

 

120 Little Hall

 

Chaired by Susan McKay

10:30-11:30

Nicole Gillespie

 Pamela Kraus

James Tyson

 

 

Monday Afternoon Workshops

 

*NOTE: Although workshops do not require pre-registration, we request that you sign up for Monday and Tuesday afternoon workshops at the registration desk (Little Hall Lobby) when picking up your registration material.

Workshop Title Facilitator

Building & Rm.

W1:  Increasing students’ success in college        -preparatory chemistry and in college         general chemistry by remediation of         requisite basic math skills Cary Kilner
University of New Hampshire

W2:  Exploring ways to visualize mathematics

David Meel
Bowling Green State University
W3:  Two eyes seeing and two eyes hearing Ed Galindo
University of Idaho
W4:  Playing cards and thinking about race,          class and culture in the classroom. Eric Hsu
San Francisco State University
W5:  Science fiction in the science classroom Kelly McCullough
Author
W6:  Symmetry and patterns in contemporary          Native American art Michelle Zandieh
Arizona State University
W7: Inquiry-based, hands-on in-class                  Astronomy activities Rebecca Lindell
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
W8:  Using the Conceptual Change Model           (CCM) of learning in the science classroom:        Implications for engendering robust nature         of science (NOS) understandings Scott Sowell
Cleveland State University
W9:  Workshop on research-based laboratories for introductory physics Luanna Ortiz
Arizona State UniversityStephen Kanim
New Mexico State University

Tuesday Afternoon Workshops

Workshop Title Facilitator

Building
& Rm #

W10:  Teaching physics and mathematics using critical agency: A hands on workshop for teachers Apriel K. Hodari
The CNA Corporation
W11: Science in Native American community Eric Riggs
Purdue University
W12: Experiencing math in a cultural context:           from everyday activities to videotape           analysis Jerry Lipka
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
W13:  A constructive approach to teaching             trigonometric functions Keith Weber
Rutgers
University
W14:  Creating gender neutral problems Laura McCullough
University of Wisconsin, Stout
W15: A modified approach to lesson study for            secondary science and math teachers Nicole Gillespie
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
W16:  Project Lead The Way: A solution to             increasing student interest in math and             science Patrick Leaveck
Project Lead the Way
W17: That ain’t no way to treat a lady:  Gender  equity in the science and math classroom Stephanie Blaisdell
Consultant
W18: AER 101: A beginners’ guide to           conducting astronomy education research  Rebecca Lindell
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
 


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