FS2 Workshop at OIMB

Facilitators Agenda

May 15-20, 2002

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Evening Fill in baseline survey for early arrivals.


  Social in Ctg. 1 after dinner

Thursday, May 16, 2002 - FS2 Teams as Teachers

7:30 a.m. Rocky Intertidal Inquiry - Diane - mixed groups
Big Picture Question: What influences diversity in the intertidal zone?

8:15 a.m.

Part A
How does the size of a rock influence the diversity of organisms living under the rock?

Whole group brainstorms possible answers in the field and indicate that this would be one level of having student-generated ideas.

Another level of student-centered inquiry = How will you answer the question? Let people figure out what to measure and how to measure it.

Take data

Use group roles - data taker, reporter, recorder, critiquer/time keeper

9:15 a.m. Pull groups back

One minute report from each group

What did you discover?

Brief discussion

9:30 a.m.

Part B

Groups generate the own question that has to do with distribution of organisms in the intertidal.

Each group reports out question and how it would be answered.

Collect data

Leave intertidal no later than 10:30

11:00 a.m. Return to OIMB

Groups have 30 min. to sift their information and prepare five-minute oral papers on results of B with graphics

Lunch Intertidal follow-up

Oral reports

12:30 p.m. Others fill in baseline survey

1:30 p.m. Team introductions - What are strengths and concerns?

Dimensions of Inquiry - loop pedagogy and use of teaching techniques

Synthesis discussion about identifying the elemens of inquiry - Terry
  • What did you learn?
  • How did you learn?
  • Role as a student/teacher
Discuss variation in inquiry structures (from 100% student-generated to 100% instructor-generated.
Two important take-home messages
  1. Inquiry as a process, and the range of possible inquiry-based activities that depend on how much instructor-generated, how much student-generated is very broad and can be tailored for your particular classroom circumstances and still be inquiry.

  2. Demonstration of teacing techniques - have participants identify from what we did, WHICH particular techniques were particularly effective for this exercise AND which were NOT - I think this is one of the most important lessons that all of us instructors go about learning - WHEN to use certain techniques - when they will really pay off for what you want to know.
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Assessment of Inquiry - Diane

7:30 p.m. Assessment of Rocky Shore Inquiry

3 learning goals, 3 types of assessment

Daily Feedback

Friday, May 17, 2002 - FS2 Teams as Professional Developers of Faculty

Breakfast Reading club - Wyckoff, S. 2002. Changing the culture of undergraduate science teaching. Journal of College Science Teaching. 30(5): 306-312.

 Morning NARST paper - Results from FIRST I - Diane

Dimensions of a successful FS2 Team (Diane leads, all participate. Work in FS2 groups.)
  • Communication within and between teams.
  • What expertise do you need? (Kathy carousel)
  • How are you going to get the expertise?
  • Diane's expectations
  • Time budget and departmental expectations.
Teaching Goals Inventory (Terry)

Consensogram of data

1:00 p.m. Assessment Boat House

3:00 p.m. Dining Hall - Tea and coffee

3:30 p.m. Assessment Rubrics

7:30 p.m. Videos - Thin Air, Cooperative Learning

Daily Feedback

Saturday, May 18, 2002 - Planning for the FIRST II Project

Breakfast Reading Club - Cross, K. P. 1998. Classroom Reasearch: Implementing the Scholarship of Teaching. New Directions for Teaching and Learning 75: 5-12. Jossey Bass Publ.

Morning Action Plans for ITs - Jan

Goals of FIRST II
  • IT Recruitment - who and how, when (www.braintrack.com)
  • Baseline survey for ITs
  • Communication with ITs
  • IT Professional Development - Workshop Planning
  • Dimensions of a successful workshop - Stamp, N. and A. Pagano. 2002. Evaluation of a workshop series in University Science Education. Bioscience 52: 366-372.
  • Logistics - When? Where? Who?
  • Content of IT workshop
  • What can the FS1 mentors do?
Share results topic by topic.

Lunch Break after lunch if weather is good - Bastendorf Beach walk

2:00 p.m. Common Assessment Tools for FIRST II Participants

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Classroom Practice Inventory

Daily Feedback

7:15 Leave for dinner

Sunday, May 19, 2002 - FS2 Teams as Professional Developers of Faculty II

Breakfast Reading Club - Cooper, J. L. et al., 2000. Implementing Small Group Instruction: Insights from Successful Practitioners. New Directions for Teaching and Learning 81: 63-76. Jossey Bass Publ.

 Morning Ask what we need to do today.

First day activities - Student names

Group Logistics

What techniques have we used in this workshop and why?

Concept Mapping

1:30 p.m. Next Steps

Faculty rewards and recognition - ask if anyone wants a letter to their administrator - example

4:15 p.m. Daily Feedback

4:30 p.m. Workshop evaluation

6:00 p.m. Dinner at High Tide Cafe