Typical Regional Workshop Schedule

Day 1: Introductions and Background

2:00 – 3:15            Participants register and relax after travel

3:30 – 4:30            The NSF CCLI-ND Program

Introductions

Regional Workshop Leader

Grant Writing Expert

LEAD Center Presenters/Evaluators

Participants (school, dept, discipline, reasons for attending)

4:30 – 5:30            Gallery Walk
5:30 – 6:30            Dinner
6:30 – 7:15            EIS/problem solving approach to teaching
7:15 – 8:30            CD/Website Tour
8:30 – 8:45            Complete end-of-day feedback form

Day 2: Model Exercise and Pedagogical Implications

7:30 – 8:00            Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45            Introduction to environmental modeling

9:45 – 10:00            Break

10:00 – 12:00            Spreadsheet Exercise: Toxic chemical fate/transport/bioaccumulation modeling

or Biological indicators of stressed streams

12:00 – 12:30            Lunch

1:00 – 3:00            Complete spreadsheet exercises and report/discuss results

3:00 – 3:15            Break

3:15 – 4:15            Develop implications (pros/cons) and uses of these concepts and

techniques for participants’ pedagogical situations

4:15 – 6:00             Introduction to workshop-specific project/techniques

6:00 – 7:00            Dinner

7:00 – 8:30              Practice workshop-specific techniques

8:30 – 8:45            Complete end-of-day feedback form

Day 3: Model Field/Lab Investigation, Environmental Analysis,

and Pedagogical Implications

7:00 – 7:30            Breakfast

8:00 – 12:30            Data collection at field sites

12:30 – 1:00            Lunch

1:30 – 3:30            Data collection or analyses in laboratory

3:30 – 3:45            Break

3:45 – 5:30            Analyses of field/lab data

5:30 – 6:30            Dinner

6:30 – 7:15            Prepare mini-Environmental Assessment

7:15 – 8:30            Participants relate the day’s techniques (pros/cons) to their pedagogical situations

8:45 – 9:00            Complete end-of-day feedback form

Day 4: Techniques and Tools for Assessment of Student Learning; Grant Writing

Strategies/Techniques

7:30 – 8:00            Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00            Methods for sustaining innovations at your institution

10:00 – 10:15       Break

10:15 – 12:00            Overview of assessment and introduction to classroom assessment techniques

12:00 – 12:30            Lunch

1:00 – 2:45            Exploration of selected Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) on the Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG) website

2:45 – 3:00            Break

3:00 – 4:30            Guided exploration of the Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG) instrument

4:30 – 6:00            Grant writing strategies and tips, part 1

6:30 – 8:30            Dinner

8:30 – 8:45             Complete end-of-day feedback form

Day 5: Grant Writing Strategies/Techniques and Post-Workshop Evaluations

7:30 – 8:00            Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00             Grant writing strategies and tips, part 2

10:00 – 10:15            Break

10:15 – 12:00            Small groups develop a proposal outline and report out

12:15 – 12:45            Lunch (Commons)

1:00 – 1:15            Complete end-of-day feedback form using SALG instrument

1:15 – 3:15             Individuals complete end-of-workshop evaluation instrument

3:15 – 4:45             Focus group and wrap up to reflect on the effects of the workshop on participants

4:45 – 5:15            Wrap-up discussion

5:15 – 5:45            Check out of dorm and return of deposit checks