University of Akron FIRST II
Winter Professional Development Workshop
Friday February 7 - Sunday February 9, 2003

 

 

Friday

5.00 p.m.

Groups arrive at CVEEC facility.

5.30 p.m.

CVEEC welcome and orientation.

6.00 p.m.

Dinner

7.00 p.m.

Introduction to members of FIRST II teams.

7.30 p.m.

Teaching Goals Inventory

8.00 p.m.

Show part of “Into thin air” video, discuss.

9.00 p.m.

Homework reading assignment on general ideas associated with teaching/learning reform.

 

Saturday

8.30 a.m.

Breakfast and reading club jigsaw exercise with assigned papers from previous night.

9.45 a.m.

Description and team selection for field inquiry exercise at Bath Nature Preserve

Noon

Presentations of results from inquiry exercise and discussion.

1.00 p.m.

Lunch

2.00 p.m.

What is inquiry-based learning?

3.00 p.m.

Present in-house example of an inquiry exercises from biology classes.

3.30 p.m.

Break

3.45 p.m.

Carousel exercise where teams answer the following questions:

4.30 p.m.

Assessment of learning: Formative vs. summative assessment.

5.30 p.m.

Dinner

6.30 p.m.

Consider different levels of understanding as defined by Bloom’s Taxonomy and brainstorm on potential examples of exercises for your own class(es).

8.30 p.m.

Homework reading assignment on successful examples of teaching/learning reform.

 

Sunday

8.30 a.m.

Breakfast and reading club jigsaw exercise with assigned papers from previous night.

9.30 a.m.

Action plans for projects at home institutions.

10.30 a.m.

Break

10.45 a.m.

Continue with action plans

11.30 p.m.

Workshop (summative) evaluation.

Noon

Lunch and departures.