Regional Workshop Schedule: Conway, South Carolina

Susan Libes
Department of Marine Science
Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
Tel: 803-349-2218
Fax: 803-349-2926
Email: susan@coastal.edu
Dates: Friday July 19 through Tuesday July 23, 2002

Theme: Assessing Biogeochemical Impacts of Non-point Source Pollution on Riverine Ecosystems

Workshop Application Form

Friday July 19: Introductions and Background

2:00 - 3:30 Participants register and relax after travel
3:30 -- 5:30 Program introduction and background
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 Dissemination of previous NSF results and model EIS projects/techniques

Saturday July 20: Model Stressed Stream Analysis and Pedagogical Implications

7:30 - 8:00 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:45 Techniques for analyzing stream health
9:45 -- 10:00 Break
10:00 - 12:00 Stressed Stream Analysis exercise using spreadsheets
12:00--12:30 Lunch
1:00 -- 3:00 Complete SSA exercise and report/discuss results
3:00 --3:15 Break
3:15 -- 4:15 Develop implications (pros/cons) and uses of previous NSF program concepts and
techniques for participants' pedagogical situations
4:15 - 5:30 Introduction to workshop-specific project/techniques: Performing Rapid, On-site
Assessments of the Impacts of Non-point Source Pollution on Riverine Ecosystems
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 8:30 Practice techniques: In-situ probes for measurement of temperature, dissolved
oxygen, total dissolved solids, chlorophyll and turbidity. Colorimetric methods for
true color, phosphate and nitrate analyses. Idexx? method for Enteroccocus analysis.

Sunday, July 21: Model Field/Lab Investigation, Environmental Analysis, and Pedagogical Implications

7:30 - 8:00 Breakfast
8:30 -- 12:30 Data collection at field site
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 and prepare mini-Environmental Assessment
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 8:30 Participants relate the day's techniques (pros/cons) to their pedagogical situations
(30 min in groups, 60 min report out)

Monday July 22: Techniques and Tools for Assessment of Student Learning; Grant Writing
Strategies/Techniques

7:30 -8:00 Breakfast
8:30 -- 10:00 How to sustain innovations at your institution: finding solutions to barriers using an organizational change model
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Overview of assessment, and introduction to inquiry-based, formative classroom assessment techniques related to principles emerging from the learning sciences
12:00--12:30 Lunch
1:00 - 2:45 Introduction to the Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG) web site and guided exploration of selected Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:30 Guided exploration of the Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG) instrument
4:30 - 4:45 Complete end-of-day feedback form using SALG instrument
6:00 -- 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 8:30 Grant writing strategies and tips, part 1

Tuesday July 23: 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 (60 minutes) and report out (45 minutes)
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:45 - 1:00 Complete end-of-day feedback form using SALG instrument
1:00 - 3:00 Individuals complete end-of-workshop evaluation instrument
3:00 - 4:15 Focus group and wrap up to reflect on the effects of the workshop on participants
4:15 - 5:00 Wrap-up discussion and departure

Note: Accommodations will be provided if you need to stay overnight before traveling home.