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Long Beach Workshop

Long Beach Workshop [UNPUBLISHED]

Sunday, 06 January, 2013
8:00am - 5:30pm

Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 South Pine Avenue
Shoreline Room A
Long Beach, CA 90802

CAE/CATS Tier II Special Topics Workshop: Using Technology in the College Introductory Astronomy and Space Science General Education Classroom

Presented by Kevin Lee (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) and Edward Prather (University of Arizona) in conjunction with the 221st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

Educational research has clearly defined the characteristics of the optimal introductory astronomy classroom one where students are actively engaged in the learning process and frequently receiving timely feedback on their learning progress. This CAE/CATS Tier II workshop will explore a variety of technologies that enable instructors to engage students and efficiently provide feedback. Instructors will be trained and provided with curriculum materials from multiple NSF grants on computer simulations, computerized databases of Think-Pair-Share questions, and a library of animated ranking and sorting tasks. All materials will be disseminated through the web before the workshop and attendees will bring their own laptops with the software already installed.

You do not need to be a member of the AAS, nor be attending this AAS meeting, to register for the workshop; however, we strongly encourage you to do both! The AAS now offers an Education Affiliate Membership , which is only $80!

Fee: The AAS charges a nominal fee for this workshop: $35. You will need to register on the AAS website for this workshop, in order to pay the registration fee. You can do that here: AAS Registration

Please note: You are not required to register for the full AAS meeting to be able to attend our workshop.

This workshop is designed for college instructors, post-docs, and graduate and undergraduate students currently teaching astronomy (or who think they will be in the near future).

If you are not a past CAE workshop participant, but you would still like to attend the workshop, please contact us to be put on our waiting list.

Registration: Please register with us at CAE (link below) and also with the AAS on their website. You will need to register with them to pay the registration fee. We will provide this link when it becomes available.

This workshop is now closed. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please send us an email. Thank you.

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The American Astronomical Society has provided a page with travel information for airlines that can be found here: Travel and Lodging

Hotel Information

The American Astronomical Society has provided some information regarding hotels and lodging: Travel and Lodging

They mention that they have some block rooms reserved at a group rate for the conference, but to be sure to get the rate, you'll need to reserve by December 14, 2012. Hotels included are below, please see the link above for full information on the AAS website:

The Westin Long Beach: Reserve Now

Hyatt Regency Long Beach: Reserve Now

Renaissance Hotels & Resorts: Reserve Now

Hilton Long Beach: Reserve Now

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