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2009 - 2009 Final Agenda

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

Monday, June 22 – Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Schoodic Education and Research Center

3rd Biennial one-and-a-half-day conference for middle- and high-school
science and mathematics teachers

Hosted by the University of Maine Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research (Center) and the Jackson Laboratory, with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Bank of America Company, trustee of the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, and Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine, which is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. EPS-0554545

Sunday, June 21

Time

Event

Location

7:00-8:30 PM Check-in for participants pre-registered for housing on Sunday night Moore Auditorium

Monday, June 22

Time

Event

Location

7:30-8:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast Moore Auditorium
8:15-8:30 AM Welcome:  Dr, Susan McKay, Director of The Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research and Professor of Physics

Amie Gellen, Assistant Director, Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research

Moore Auditorium
8:30-9:15 AM Are you really teaching if no one is learning?  Research on how interactive-lecturing can be used to improve student learning

Edward Prather, Associate Research Scientist and Senior Lecturer, Director of the Center for Astronomy Education, University of Arizona

Moore Auditorium
9:15-10:00 AM How Learning Through Inquiry Changed Our Teaching Philosophy

Alice Putti, Chemistry Teacher, Jenison High School, Michigan
Sarah Toman, Chemistry Teacher, Western Michigan Christian High School,

Moore Auditorium
10:00-10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15-11:00 AM Project Lead The Way® Curricular Programs Promote STEM achievement

Carolyn Malstrom, Director of Curriculum for Biomedical Sciences
Project Lead The Way

Moore Auditorium
11:00-11:45 AM Inquiry As Argument: Debating Our Way Into Science

Leslie Atkins, Assistant Professor Science Education & Physics
California State University, Chico

Moore Auditorium
11:45 AM-12:30 PM

Breaking the Mold: rethinking professional development in K-16 STEM education
Diane Ebert-May, Professor, Plant Biology, Michigan State University

Moore Auditorium
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch Schooner Dining Commons
1:30-3:30 PM Workshops See page 3
3:30-3:45 PM Snack Break Moore Auditorium
3:30-5:00 PM free time
4:30-5:00 PM Poster Session set-up Moore Auditorium
5:00-6:00 PM Poster Session & Reception (appetizers) Moore Auditorium
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner Schooner Dining Commons
7:00-7:30 PM An Astronomer Walks into a Buddhist Temple and Asks…..

Edward Prather, Associate Research Scientist and Senior Lecturer, Director of the Center for Astronomy Education, University of Arizona

Schooner Dining Commons

Tuesday, June 23

Time

Event

Location

7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet Schooner Dining Commons
8:30-10:30 AM Workshops See page 4
10:30-10:45 AM Coffee Break Moore Auditorium
10:45 AM-12:00PM Open Space:  How can we collaborate to implement the approaches to teaching and learning we have shared at the conference:  in my classroom, in my school, in Maine? Moore Auditorium
12:00-12:15 PM Wrap-up, conference evaluation & lunch ticket Moore Auditorium
12:15-1:15 PM Lunch Schooner Dining Commons
1:15-3:15 PM Reconvene participants of 2008 Summer Academy courses To-Be-Announced
2:30-2:45 PM Snack Break Moore Auditorium
3:15-3:30 PM Driving questions for moving forward:  feedback from 2008 Summer Academy meetings Moore Auditorium
Time: 1:30-3:30 PM

Monday Afternoon Workshops

Location

Structuring Scientific Debates

Leslie Atkins, Assistant Professor Science Education & Physics,
California State University, Chico

SEA Middle classroom

Wood Your Students Use Real Data?

Patricia Bernhardt, Life Science Teacher, James F. Doughty Middle School, Bangor,  Elizabeth Haynes, Mathematics Teacher, Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast, Maine Tracy Vassiliev, Applied Science and Accelerated Physical Science Teacher, Bangor

Dorr classroom

Teaching for Understanding in Science: Active Learning and Assessment

Diane Ebert-May, Professor, Plant Biology, Michigan State University

SEA Chapel

Inspiring Girls in the STEM fields: From Research to Practice

Mary Madden, Associate Research Professor, University of Maine

Moore Auditorium &

Break-out rooms TBA

How to Give Your Activities/Labs an Inquiry Make Over

Alice Putti, Chemistry Teacher, Jenison High School, Jenison, Michigan
Sarah Toman, Chemistry Teacher, Western Michigan Christian High School, Muskegon, Michigan

Moore classroom 2

Time: 8:30-10:30 AM

Tuesday Morning Workshops

LOCATION

The Importance of Talk and Argument in the Science Classrooms

Anita Bernhardt, Science & Technology Specialist, Maine Department of Education

SEA Middle classroom

Project Lead The Way® Biomedical Sciences™ Program—Hands-on Investigative Science

Carolyn Malstrom, Director of Curriculum for Biomedical Sciences,
Project Lead The Way

Dorr classroom

Guiding the discovery of y = mx + b, y = abx, and y = x2 + b

W. Tad Johnston, Mathematics Teacher, William S. Cohen School, Bangor, Maine

SEA Chapel

Methods for Maximizing the Effectiveness of Interactive Lecturing

Edward Prather, Associate Research Scientist and Senior Lecturer,
Director of the Center for Astronomy Education
University of Arizona

Moore classroom 1

Mercury in Maine watersheds, biota, and people: The Acadia Learning Project

Bill Zoellick, Program Development Director, Acadia Partners for Science and Learning, Yvonne Davis, Education Program Coordinator, Acadia Partners for Science and Learning & Sarah Nelson, Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research

Moore classroom 2

Time: 1:15-3:15 PM
Facilitator

Tuesday Afternoon
2008 Summer Academy meetings

LOCATION

Molly Schauffler
Susan Klemmer

SCIENCE

Moore classroom 1
Aquaculture Workshop:  Domestication of Aquatic Organisms
Building Inquiry-based, Student-driven Research into Science and Mathematics Programs
IDEAS: Inquiry-based Dynamic Earth Applications of Supercomputing
Understanding Climate Change
Amie Gellen

MATHEMATICS

Moore classroom 2
Using Sliders in Mathematics Instruction
Mathematics with Technology
Web Based Resources to Assist in Calculus Instruction
Explorations in Classical Geometry

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5784 York Complex
Orono, Maine 04469-5784
Phone: (207) 581-4672E-mail: mstinfo@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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