Multidisciplinary / Inter-Institutional Research Experience:
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Enhancing Quantitative Literacy
Schedule for Workshop and Follow-up Activities
Monday, August 13th, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Science 313
1) Introduction: Workshop expectations and introduction of faculty participants and student assistants. (Karen Donnelly)
2) INSGC goals and expectations (Jennifer Coy)
3) Introduction to data collection using GO!TEMP for timed collection and events with entry (Marge McIlwain) Lab Handout
10 minute break
4) Group activity “Musical Math” using microphone (Jennifer Coy) Lab Handout
5) Discussion with participants on possible connections to Core and other courses (Jennifer Coy)
6) First homework assignment: (Marge McIlwain)
§ View Tutorial 1 and 2 on LoggerPro
§ Bring smart phone with camera, iPad if available for tomorrow.
§ Watch some sample movies on LoggerPro.
§ Peruse manuals and available probes (probes and manuals are in Marge’s office Science 303; Karen Donnelly also has manuals in her office Core 257).
Tuesday, August 14th, 8:30 am – 11:30 am Science 313
1) Fundamentals of linear and exponential modeling, including links to Core (Jennifer Coy) Lab Handout
Materials from Jennifer’s Core 1 Teaching Activity:
2) Use of videos and LoggerPro (Karen Donnelly) Lab Handout
10 minute break
3) Motion detector and “Walk the Line” – Discussion of linear functions (Marge McIlwain) Lab Handout
4) Wrap-up and more on website (Karen Donnelly) ( website address: http:/www.saintjoe.edu/~karend/QLTech )
5) Second homework assignment (Marge McIlwain)
· Each participant is to come up with 2 or 3 possible ideas of a project that could be tied to and used in their own classroom (departmental and/or core). These will be shared on Thursday. Participants are responsible for developing a lesson plan, using the data collection devices, for use in one of their classes in either semester 121 or 122. These will be showcased after September faculty meeting in the library during soiree.
· Continue going through LoggerPro tutorials to get ideas.
Thursday, 8:30 am – 11:30 am Science 313 and 316
1) Equipment Workstations: Student assistants and project leaders each will have an activity set up for participants to try out in a round-robin fashion. Participants will move through the following stations and perform the hand-on experiments.
10 minute break
· Sharing of ideas for possible classroom projects.
· Templates for lesson plans (Jennifer Coy) Template
· Roll of student mentors for the project.
3) Debriefing and reminder about the project website. (Karen Donnelly)
Wednesday, September 19th : Soiree in Library Following Faculty Meeting (Approximately 6:00 p.m.)
· Showcase of workshop participant lesson plans and activities, showing the actual activities with equipment demonstration. All faculty are invited to visit the demonstrations.
During Fall and / or Spring Semesters 2012-2013
· Activities and lesson plan will be used in at least one of each participant’s classes.
· Follow-up reporting of pre and post surveys.