Regional Workshop Schedule: Danville, Virginia

Laura Meder and Virgina Urbanik
Departments of Biology and Chemistry
Averett University
Danville, VA 24541-2036
Tel: 804-791-5770
Fax: 804-791-4392
Email:

lmeder@averett.edu
vsurbanik@yahoo.com

Dates: Tuesday June 4 through Saturday June 8

Theme: Stressed Stream Analysis: Finding a Hazardous Waste Site (PCB)

Contamination Source in a Watershed

Workshop Application Form

Tuesday June 4: 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

Wednesday June 5: 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: Stressed Stream Analysis for a

PCB source in a watershed

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner

7:00 – 8:30 Practice techniques: Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Thursday, June 6: 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

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)

Friday June 7: 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

Saturday June 8: 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.