Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 2012
8:00am - 5:30pm
150 Rust Avenue
Hamilton Science Building, Auditorium # 111
Holly Springs, MS 38635
662-252-8000 ext. 4200
Improving the General Education College-Level Introductory Astronomy and Space Science Courses Through Active Engagement: A Tier I (Introductory) Workshop
Presented by Gina Brissenden (University of Arizona) and Rica French (MiraCosta College) and hosted by Peter Azah Abanda (Mid-South Community College), Frank Yeh (Rust College) and Rust College1.
The overarching goal of this 2-day workshop is for participants to become familiar with research-validated active engagement teaching strategies and assessment materials, as well as how to implement them in their college Astronomy and Space Science courses, through role-playing, modeling, practice, and more!
To accomplish this goal, participants in our workshop will learn how to create productive learning environments beginning with a brief review of research on the nature of teaching and learning. Most workshop time will be spent with participants playing the roles of student, instructor, and critical friend to practice implementing active engagement strategies such as interactive lectures, Think-Pair-Share, interactive demonstrations and videos, collaborative groups, Lecture-Tutorials, and Ranking Tasks. The workshop will culminate with participants learning how to put these teaching strategies together into effective learning sequences for the learner-centered classroom.
Fee: There is no fee to attend this workshop.
This workshop is designed for college instructors, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students currently teaching Astronomy and Space Science (or who think they will be in the near future).
If you are not a college instructor, postdoc, or graduate or undergraduate student, but you would still like to attend the workshop, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be put on our waiting list.
1Mid-South Community College and Rust College are partners in NASA's Office of Education Curriculum Improvement Partnership Award for the Integration of Research (CIPAIR) Project. CIPAIR is managed for NASA by the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
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