Regional Network

PortPKAL at Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science (OAS)

February 28, 2009

Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon

An Invitation to PortPKAL Institutions:

Greetings,

As you finish the semester and reflect on both what worked and what you want to do differently next time in your courses, we invite you to share your lessons learned with colleagues at the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science (OAS). Port PKAL is partnering with the Science Education Section of OAS to feature your scholarly teaching activities. What questions have you asked about student learning? What strategies did you try? What did you learn? We are looking for “works in progress” and struggles as well as successes, so don’t feel that you need to have all the answers in order to participate.

The meeting will be Saturday, February 28 at Western Oregon University (Monmouth). Registration and abstracts are due February 9, 2009. The link below will take you to the OAS web site where you will find links to the Registration Form and Abstract Submission Form. Our Session Chair is Karen Bledsoe from Western Oregon University. Please indicate on your abstract that you are part of the PKAL group for scheduling purposes. You may submit an abstract to your disciplinary group as well as to the Science Education Section.

Recognizing the importance of collaboration, one of the goals of our regional network is to connect faculty members who have experience and expertise with engaging learners. Our association wants bring together people who can serve as local resources, so plan to join a group of colleagues with similar interests and meet people who can help you attain your teaching goals at the OAS meeting.

Hope to see you in February at the OAS meeting,

    Marlene Moore, Gary Reiness, Walter Shriner
    Project Kaleidoscope Portland Network (Port PKAL)