STEMTEC Statewide Institute July 18-22, 1999

Except for the opening session Sunday evening at Amherst College, all sessions are at UMass, Lederle Graduate Tower B, 16th floor, Math Lounge.

Sunday, July 18 – At Amherst College, Lewis-Sebring Dining Room, Valentine Hall

5:00 Reception

6:00 Dinner

7:00 Introductions, Welcome Linda Slakey, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

7:15 Jose Mestre, UMass: How People Learn: A synthesis of the "greatest hits" in teaching and learning

Monday, July 19

8:30 Coffee, bagels, etc.

9:00 Charlene D’Avanzo, Hampshire College: CETP, STEMTEC and Institute goals

9:15 Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College: Cooperative Learning

10:30 Break

10:40 Barbara Tewksbury, continued

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Chris Jarvis, Hampshire College: Problem Based Learning

2:30 Break

2:45 Chris Jarvis, continued

4:00 Frank Keimig: Project Based Learning; Global Warming Project

Evening: Groups work on project; computers available, Hasbrouck Lab

Tuesday, July 20

8:30 Coffee, bagels, etc. Recruit people for planning committee, data gathering

9:00 Poster session: Innovative pre-service and pre-education programs

10:00 "True Stories." Pat O’Hara, Amherst College: Course-based project

10:25 Break

10:35 "True Stories." Julian Tyson, UMass: Incorporating teaching experiences into a course

11:00 Allan Feldman, UMass: Teaching through inquiry

12:00 Lunch -- Meeting of fall planning group; meeting of facilitators

1:00 Discipline based teams start discussions of individual course reforms

2:30 Break

2:45 Groups continue work on projects. Computers available, Hasbrouck Lab

4:00 Information session: Becoming a PALMS Teacher Leader


Wednesday, July 21

8:30 Coffee, bagels, etc.

9:00 Academic year planning

9:15 Charlene D’Avanzo, Hampshire College: Authentic Assessment. Jig saw activity

10:30 Break

10:45 "True Stories." Assessment: Emery, Yuretich, xxx?

12:00 Lunch Meeting of evaluation and data collect group

1:00 Poster session: Global Warming Project Reports

1:45 Panel: Managing Cooperative Learning – Debbie Borkovitz, Wheelock; Julie Sliva and Judy McVarish, Lesley; Walter Breau, Elms

2:45 Break

3:00 Discipline based teams continue discussions of individual course reforms

4:00 Reports from discipline based teams Examples of changes. 10 minutes per team

Thursday, July 22

8:30 Coffee, bagels, etc.

9:00 Sheila Browne, Mount Holyoke College: Gender and Minority Issues

10:00 Campus planning evaluation; support in continuing efforts; next steps on campus

12:00 Lunch Fall planning group meets

1:00 Campus planning reports

2:00 Evaluation. Closing session. Bailey Jackson, Dean, School of Education