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MAY 23-26, 2002

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Institute Evaluation
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 Invited Facilitators:
Left: Bill Spencer-Dept. of Biological Sciences, Murray State University and Right: David McConnell from the University of Akron, Ohio

Goals of Professional Developement Institute I
May 2002

  • Explain the objectives and goals of the HBS FIRST II project;
  • Develop faculty understanding of inquiry-based teaching/learning through active engagement in inquiry-based activities;
  • Initiate development of action plans for reforming science teaching and curricula at team institutions;
  • Develop faculty understanding of the process and importance of assessment in relation to effective learning/teaching;
  • Provide participants with resources about teaching and learning; and
  • Build connections between the HBS mentor team and institutional teams and among the team members.

    Thursday, May 23, 2002

    7:00 AM Breakfast
    8:00 AM Welcome, Introduction
      Experience Inquiry-based Learning:
    Trip to the Cypress Swamp - muster by vans with boots
    What are the ecological characteristics of a wetland system?
    Activity A: What are Rapid and Ecologically Sound Methods to Delineate Wetland Boundaries?
    Activity B: Functions of wetlands
    11:00 AM Develop presentations - work up 5-minute oral presentations of results of Activity B
    12:00 AM Lunch
    Classroom Practices Inventory
    1:30 PM Groups present results
    3:00 PM Snacks
    5:30 PM Break
    6:00 PM Dinner - Reading Club - paper: Wyckoff 2001
    7:30 PM Discussion: Workshop and Curriculum Goals

    Friday, May 24, 2002

    7:00 AM Breakfast
    8:00 AM The scholarship of teaching and learning: What is effective teaching/learning?
    9:30 AM Assessment of Cypress swamp activity
    10:15 AM Snacks
    More teaching strategies
    12:00 AM Lunch - Reading club - Paper: Steadman 1998
    1:30 PM Pontoon boat ride on Kentucky Lake
    2:30 PM Making and using rubrics
    Teaching goals and more assessment
    3:00 PM Snacks
    5:30 PM Cookout
    7:00 PM Discussion of team goals; What makes a successful institutional team?
    Daily evaluation

    Saturday, May 25, 2002
    7:00 AM Breakfast
    8:00 AM Effective teaching strategies: Building on your own experience
    10:00 AM Snacks
    12:00 AM Lunch and Reading club - Paper: Cooper et al. 2000
    1:30 PM Building networks/Sharing resources
    Needs assessment and Action Plans - Initiation of plans for developing curriculum reform projects at your home institution
    3:00 PM Snacks
    5:45 PM Leave for dinner - muster by the vans

    Sunday, May 26, 2002
    7:00 AM Breakfast
    8:00 AM Present Action Plans
    Examples of curriculum reforms
    11:00 AM Future Plans: What is expected of you when you return to your institution/classes...what data will you collect?
    11:30 AM Workshop evaluation
    12:00 AM Lunch (if desired) and depart

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