Agenda

Linking Insights about How People Learn to Curricular Reform
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

October 30 - November 1, 2003

Co-sponsor:

Thursday, October 30, 2003

12:00 - 3:00 pm

Registration

12:15 - 2:30 pm

Presenter meeting and luncheon

3:00 - 4:00 pm Plenary I: Take home lessons from How People Learn
Bernard L. Madison, Department of Mathematical Sciences– University of Arkansas
4:00 - 4:30 pm

Break

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Breakout session for Plenary I
Applying Lessons from How People Learn to your own classes Facilitators:
Assembly leaders

6:00 - 6:30 pm

Reception

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Dinner

8:00 - 9:30 pm Plenary II: What research on learning can tell us about undergraduate research
Elaine Seymour, Director, Ethnography and Evaluation Research/Bureau of Sociological Research– University of Colorado Boulder
David Lopatto, Professor of Psychology, Grinnell College

Friday, October 31, 2003

7:45 - 8:45 am

Birds-of-a feather breakfasts

9:00 - 9:45 am

Plenary III: Student voices in the STEM classroom
Heidi B. Carlone, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

9:45 - 10:15 am

Break

10:15 am- 12:00 pm

Breakout session for Plenary III
Facilitators:
Assembly leaders

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Plenary IV: Developing capacity of research on learning in science departments
Lillian C. McDermott, Professor of Physics– University of Washington

2:15 - 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 - 4:15 pm Breakout session for Plenary IV (disciplinary groups)
Facilitators:
Assembly leaders
4:15 - 5:30 pm Working sessions
5:30 pm Dinner and evening activity

Saturday, November 1, 2003

7:45 - 8:45 am

Breakfast
At-the-table discussions of drafts of working papers prepared by each break-out group, summarized and copied for distribution

9:00 - 9:45 am

Plenary V: What research on learning tells us about how classroom assessment can improve your teaching
Julie Libarkin, Department of Geosciences– Ohio University

9:45 - 10:30 am

Plenary VI: Exploring tools for classroom assessment
David M. Hanson, Department of Chemistry– SUNY-Stony Brook
Suzanne Baker, Department of Psychology– James Madison University

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 - 11:45 am

Breakout session for Plenary VI
Choosing a package of assessment tools for your class

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Plenary VII: Reporting out and considering next steps
Gary Radice, Professor of Biology- University of Richmond