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2005 - 2005 Final Agenda

No Question Left Behind: Bringing Guided-Inquiry Curricula into Science and Mathematics Classrooms

Hosted by the University of Maine Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research and the Jackson Laboratory

MBNA Point Lookout Conference Facility, Northport ME   June 20 & 21, 2005

Funding for this conference is provided by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bank of America, Trustee of the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, and the University of Maine.

MONDAY, JUNE 20

TIME EVENT

LOCATION

8:00 – 8:45 Registration and coffee

Lobby / south veranda

8:45 – 9:15 Welcome!  What are the essential ingredients of successful inquiry-based teaching and learning? Susan McKay, Professor of Physics and Director, Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research, University of Maine


Main room

9:15 – 12:15 Morning session: How can research enhance student learning in classrooms?


Main room

9:15 – 10:10 Research-based Curriculum Design in Physics: Examples from two projects. Fred Goldberg, Professor of Physics and Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, San Diego State University

Main room

10:10 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK

South veranda

10:30 –11:20 The Environmental Chemistry Project at Skowhegan Area High SchoolMary Finnemore, Chemistry teacher, Skowhegan Area High School and John Sterling Chemistry teacher, Skowhegan Area High School


Main room

11:20 – 12:10 Teaching inquiry and teaching as inquiry, Michelle Stephan, Mathematics teacher, Lawton Chiles Middle School and The University of Central Florida


Main room

12:10 – 12:30 Overview of afternoon workshops, Molly Schauffler, Assistant Professor (adjunct), Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research and Climate Change Institute, University of Maine


Main room

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH (buffet, sandwiches and salads)

South veranda

TIME


EVENT


LOCATION

1:30 – 4:00 Afternoon workshops – What are some research-based strategies for using guided inquiry in teaching and learning?


> An interactive and in-depth look at inquiry mathematics, Michelle Stephan, Mathematics teacher, Lawton Chiles Middle School and The University of Central Florida


Section A

> Examples of research-based guided inquiry curricula in physics, Fred Goldberg, Professor of Physics and Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, San Diego State University  and John Thompson, Assistant Professor of Physics, Cooperating Assistant Professor of Education, and Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research, University of Maine


Section B

Integrating technology as a tool in the course of student inquiry, Joseph Polman, Assistant Professor of Educational Technology in the Division of Teaching and Learning, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Molly Schauffler, Assistant Professor (adjunct), Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research and Climate Change Institute, University of Maine.


Section C

InterChemNet: Using a tool for laboratory learning in chemistry to investigate product claims on sunscreenFrancois Amar,  Associate Professor of Chemistry and Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research, University of Maine


North veranda

2:30 SNACK BREAK

South veranda

4:00 – 5:30

Open time for interest groups and informal discussion, rest or fresh air

5:15 – 6:00 Poster session and social hour

South veranda

6:00 – 7:00 SUPPER

South veranda

7:00 – 8:30 Which falls faster, a soccer ball or a bowling ball? How curriculum, social interaction and classroom norms can promote meaningful learning.  Fred Goldberg, Professor of Physics, and Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, San Diego State University


Main room

TUESDAY, JUNE 21


TIME EVENT

LOCATION

7:00 – 8:00 BREAKFAST

South veranda

8:00 – 10:40 What are the observable qualities of an inquiry-based classroom? Using the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) to recognize inquiry-based teaching.  Susan McKay, Professor of Physics and Director, Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research, University of Maine and John Thompson, Assistant Professor of Physics, Cooperating Assistant Professor of Education, and Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research, University of Maine


Main room

10:00 – 10:15 COFFEE

South veranda

10:45 – 11:30 What are the challenges of adopting an inquiry-based approach in the classroom? Designing project based science: issues in facilitating student centered inquiry.  Joseph Polman, Assistant Professor of Educational Technology in the Division of Teaching and Learning, University of Missouri-St. Louis


Main room

11:30 – 12:00 Discussion, wrap-up, evaluation

Main room

12:00 LUNCH

South veranda

 


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