Cosmos in the Classroom 2007 Program Overview As of July

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Cosmos in the Classroom 2007
                                   Program Overview
                                           As of July 31, 2007
Thursday, August 2
9:45 am  5 pm      Tour of Mount Wilson Observatory
11:45 am  5:30 pm Tour of Jet Propulsion Labs
7:30  9:30 pm      Reception for Meeting Registrants Hosted by the Dean of Pomona Edmunds
                    College                                                             Ballroom
Friday, August 3
An informal "Share-a-thon" of teaching materials is in Hahn 101. Posters are in Bryant Hall.
8:30  8:55 am      Introduction to the Conference; Instructions for Participants       Lyman Theater,
                    -- Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill Coll. & ASP); Bryan Penprase (Pomona Thatcher Music
                    Coll.) & James Manning (ASP)                                        Building
8:55  9:55         Plenary Talk: Teaching is Not Telling and the Plural of Anecdote    Lyman Theater,
                    is Not Data: How Research into the Teaching and Learning of         Thatcher Music
                    Astronomy Can Guide Our Instructional Practice -- Ed Prather        Building
                    (University of Arizona)
9:55  10:40        Rapid-fire Session of One-minute Oral Summaries of the Poster       Lyman Theater,
                    Papers -- Andrew Fraknoi, moderator                                 Thatcher Music
                                                                                        Building
10:40  11:00       Break
                       Friday, August 3  11:00 am  12:00 pm: Workshops Session A
Session             Title                                                               Location
A1. [repeats in     Engaging Students with Think-Pair-Share: Conceptual Questions Carnegie 107
session E]          to Increase Learning Beyond Lecture -- Edward Prather, Gina
                    Brissenden, and Timothy Slater (U. of Arizona)
A2. [repeats in     "Universal" Education: Using Modern Cosmology to Increase           Hahn 107
session F]          Student Interest and Learning -- Bruce Partridge (Haverford Coll.)
A3. [repeats in     Effective Use of "Clickers" -- Douglas Duncan (U. of Colorado)      Hahn 108
session F]
A4.                 How to Design Course Components for Improving Students'             Carnegie 109
                    Intuitive Understanding of the Mathematics in Astronomy --
                    Michael Stage (U. of Massachusetts, Amherst)
A5.                 Making "Pretty Pictures" from Astronomical Data -- Travis Rector Hahn 204
                    (U. of Alaska Anchorage) & Robert Hurt (Spitzer/IPAC)
A6. [repeats in     Teaching Interactively with Simulations -- Kevin Lee (U. of         Computer Lab
session E]          Nebraska) and Timothy Slater (U. of Arizona)
A7. [repeats in     Collaborative Beginnings: Activities for the First Day -- Donna     Hahn 215
session H]          Gifford (Pima Coll.)
12:00  1:10 pm     Lunch                                                               Frank Dining Hall
1:10  2:00         Poster Papers (Authors stand by their posters)                      Bryant Hall
                       Friday, August 3  2:00  3:00 pm: Workshops Session B
Session           Title                                                                    Location
B1. [repeats in   Engaging Students with Lecture-Tutorials: Conceptual Activities          Carnegie 107
session F]        to Increase Learning Beyond Lecture -- Edward Prather, Gina
                  Brissenden, and Timothy Slater (U. of Arizona)
B2.               Tools for Teaching Astrobiology -- Chris Impey (U. of Arizona)           Hahn 107
B3.               Teaching Problem Solving for the Astronomy Classroom                     Hahn 108
                  -- Thomas Foster and Georgia Bracey (Southern Illinois U.,
                  Edwardsville)
B4.               Teaching Pre-service Education Students to Address Space Science         Carnegie 109
                  Standards -- Matthew Bobrowsky (Authentic Learning & Teaching)
                  and Kelly Haught (Tyler Consolidated Middle School)
B5.               ClassAction: Interactive Materials for Student Discussion and            Hahn 204
                  Voting -- Kevin Lee (U. of Nebraska) and Timothy Slater (U. of
                  Arizona)
B6.               Mastering Astronomy: A New Paradigm in Homework for Courses              Computer Lab
                  Large and Small -- Jeffrey Bennett (U. of Colorado)
B7.               Cosmic Demonstrations for Teaching Physics and Astronomy                 Physics/Astronomy
                  -- Bryan Penprase and David Haley (Pomona Coll.)                         Auditorium
3:00  3:20       Break
                        Friday, August 3  3:20  4:20 pm: Workshops Session C
Session           Title                                                                    Location
C1. [repeats in   Engaging Students with Ranking Tasks: Quantitative Reasoning             Carnegie 107
session G]        Activities that Increase Learning -- Edward Prather, Gina
                  Brissenden, and Timothy Slater (U. of Arizona)
C2. [repeats in   Addressing Questions About Intelligent Design -- Matt Bobrowsky          Hahn 107
session G]        (Authentic Learning & Teaching)
C3.               Teaching the Nature of Science in Astro 101 -- Stephen Shawl (U.         Hahn 108
                  of Kansas)
C4.               Science Play: Using Theater to Teach Astronomy -- L. Arielle             Carnegie 109
                  Phillips (Amherst Coll.)
C5.               Archaeoastronomy in the Undergraduate Astronomy Curriculum               Hahn 204
                  -- Bryan Penprase (Pomona Coll.)
C6.               Diffraction of Light by LITE: A Laboratory Exercise to Be Done at        Computer Lab
                  Home -- Kenneth Brecher (Boston U)
C7.               How to Write a Winning NASA EPO Proposal -- Doris Daou                   Physics/Astronomy
                  (NASA Headquarters)                                                      Auditorium
                  Friday, August 3  4:30  5:30 pm: Special Interest Group Session 1
Session           Title                                                                    Location
1a.               What Do We Need from Astronomy Textbooks: A Roundtable with              Lyman Theater,
                  Textbook Authors and Adopters (Round 1) -- David Bruning (U.             Thatcher Music
                  of Wisconsin), facilitator [Authors participating: Chris Impey, Steven   Building
                  Shawl, Seth Shostak]
1b.                  Doing Astronomy Education Research -- Tom Foster (Southern           Carnegie 107
                     Illinois U.), facilitator
1c.                  Teaching Astronomy in a High School Setting -- Gail Chaid            Hahn 107
                     (Independence H.S.) and Mark Rader (Notre Dame H.S.), facilitators
1d.                  Running an On-campus Planetarium -- David Falk (Los Angeles          Hahn 108
                     Valley Coll.), facilitator
1e.                  Accreditation Issues for Community College Astronomy                 Carnegie 109
                     Instructors (who should be allowed to teach astronomy) -- Roger
                     Freedman (University of California, Santa Barbara), facilitator
1f.                  Using Remote and Robotic Telescopes for Education -- Tim Slater      Hahn 215
                     (U. of Arizona), facilitator
8:00 pm              Evening Lecture: Lord of the Rings: The Cassini/Huygens Mission      Lyman Theater,
                     to Saturn and Titan -- Kevin Grazier (JPL)                           Thatcher Music
                                                                                          Building
Saturday, August 4
8:30  8:40 am     Announcements                                                          Lyman Theater,
                                                                                          Thatcher Music
                                                                                          Building
8:40  9:40          Plenary Talk: Teaching Astronomy with Electrons and Waves            Lyman Theater,
                     -- Chris Impey (University of Arizona                                Thatcher Music
                                                                                          Building
9:40  10:00        Break
10:00  11:00       Plenary Talk: What We Found Hiding in the Dark: The Latest              Lyman Theater,
                    Results from the Spitzer Space Telescope -- Michelle Thaller            Thatcher Music
                    (Spitzer Science Center)                                                Building
                Saturday, August 4  11:00 am  12:00 pm: Special Interest Group Session 2
Session             Title                                                                   Location
2a.                 What Do We Need from Astronomy Textbooks: A Roundtable with Lyman Theater,
                    Textbook Authors and Adopters (Round 2) -- David Bruning (U. of Thatcher Music
                    Wisconsin), facilitator [Authors participating: Jeffrey Bennett, Andrew Building
                    Fraknoi, Roger Freedman]
2b.                 What Do You Leave Out of a One-Semester Astronomy Course?               Carnegie 107
                    (Round 1) -- Bruce Partridge (Haverford Coll), facilitator
2c.                 Learning/Teaching the Astronomy of Other Cultures -- Bryan              Hahn 107
                    Penprase (Pomona Coll.), facilitator
2d.                 Teaching Your First Few Courses: Forum for New Instructors              Hahn 108
                    (Round 1) -- Gareth Wynn-Williams (U. of Hawaii), facilitator
2e.                 Teaching or Developing a Separate Lab Course in Astronomy               Carnegie 109
                    -- Steve Shawl (U. of Kansas), facilitator
2f.                 Doing Special Courses or Workshops for K12 Teachers -- Mary            Hahn 215
                    Kay Hemenway (U. of Texas), facilitator
12:00  1:10 pm     Lunch                                                                   Frank Dining Hall
1:10  2:00         Poster Papers (Authors stand by their posters)                          Bryant Hall
                      Saturday, August 4  2:00  3:00 pm: Workshops Session D
Session           Title                                                                 Location
D1. [repeats in   How to Create Learning Sequences that Motivate Students to            Carnegie 107
session H]        Learn What We Want Them to Know -- Edward Prather, Gina
                  Brissenden, and Timothy Slater (U. of Arizona)
D2. [repeats in   So You Want to Teach an Astrobiology Course? -- Seth Shostak          Hahn 107
session E]        (SETI Inst.) & Jeffrey Bennett (U. of Colorado)
D3.               Understanding Astronomy Education Research -- Thomas Foster           Hahn 108
                  and Georgia Bracey (Southern Illinois U., Edwardsville)
D4.               Engaging Students with Writing: First Steps to Leaving Lecture --     Carnegie 109
                  Timothy Slater, Edward Prather, and Gina Brissenden (U. of Arizona)
D5.               Make it Sticky with a Wiki: Making Science Come Alive through         Hahn 204
                  Controversy and Evidence Based Argument -- Becky Ericson
                  (George Mason U.)
D6. [repeats in   Online Education and Intellectual Property Protection -- Pamela       Computer Lab
session H]        Gay (Southern Illinois U. Edwardsville)
D7.               Science Instruction and Student Resistance to Science -- Brock        Hahn 215
                  Schroeder (Olivet Nazarene U.)
3:00  3:20 pm    Break
                      Saturday, August 4  3:20  4:20 pm: Workshops Session E
Session           Title                                                                 Location
E1.               Engaging Students with Think-Pair-Share: Conceptual Questions         Carnegie 107
                  to Increase Learning Beyond Lecture -- Edward Prather, Gina
                  Brissenden, and Timothy Slater (U. of Arizona)
E2.               Inquiry-Based, Hands-on In-class Astronomy Activities -- Rebecca      Hahn 107
                  Lindell and Thomas Foster (Southern Illinois U. Edwardsville)
E3.               So You Want to Teach an Astrobiology Course? -- Seth Shostak          Hahn 108
                  (SETI Inst.) & Jeffrey Bennett (U. of Colorado)
E4.               Using Concept Inventories to Gauge Student Understanding in           Carnegie 109
                  Astronomy -- Janelle Bailey (U. of Nevada, Las Vegas)
E5. [repeats in   Exploring and Creating Astronomy Exhibits in the Virtual World        Hahn 204
session H]        of Second Life -- Anthony Crider (Elon U.)
E6.               Teaching Interactively with Simulations -- Kevin Lee (U. of           Computer Lab
                  Nebraska) and Timothy Slater (U. of Arizona)
E7.               Learning to Think about Gravity I: Aristotle to Newton --             Hahn 215
                  Claudine Kavanagh and Esther Zirbel (Tufts U.)
                      Saturday, August 4  4:30  5:30 pm: Workshops Session F
Session           Title                                                                 Location
F1.               Engaging Students with Lecture-Tutorials: Conceptual Activities       Carnegie 107
                  to Increase Learning Beyond Lecture -- Edward Prather, Gina
                  Brissenden, and Timothy Slater (U. of Arizona)
F2.               The Flat Earth, Astrology, and Applying Occam's Razor:                Hahn 107
                  Differentiating Science from Pseudoscience in Introductory
                  Astronomy -- Paul Robinson (Westchester Comm Coll)
F3.              Effective Use of "Clickers" -- Douglas Duncan (U. of Colorado)        Hahn 108
F4.              "Universal" Education: Using Modern Cosmology to Increase             Carnegie 109
                 Student Interest and Learning -- Bruce Partridge (Haverford Coll.)
F5.              Doing Real Scientific Research with Your Students in the              Hahn 204
                 Classroom -- Travis Rector (U. of Alaska Anchorage)
F6.              The Astronomy Center: An On-line Collection of Digital Resources      Computer Lab
                 for Instructors of Introductory Astronomy Courses -- Susana
                 Deustua and Chris Irwin (American Astronomical Soc.)
F7.              Learning to Think about Gravity II: Aristotle to Einstein -- Esther   Hahn 215
                 Zirbel & Claudine Kavanagh (Tufts U.)
6:30 pm on       Barbecue Banquet, with After Dinner Talk by Seth Shostak              Sontag Greek
                 (SETI Institute): ET's on the Line! Now What? -- The Long-term        Theater Lawn/
                 Consequences of Contact                                               Lyman Theater,
                                                                                       Thatcher Music
                                                                                       Building
Sunday, August 5:
8:30  8:40 am    Announcements                                                        Lyman Theater,
                                                                                       Thatcher Music
                                                                                       Building
8:40  9:40      Plenary Talk: How I Demoted Pluto and Why It Had It Coming            Lyman Theater,
                 -- Michael Brown (Caltech)                                            Thatcher Music
                                                                                       Building
9:40  10:00     Break
                     Sunday, August 5  10:00  11:00 am: Workshops Session G
Session          Title                                                                 Location
G1.              Engaging Students with Ranking Tasks: Quantitative Reasoning          Carnegie 107
                 Activities that Increase Learning -- Edward Prather, Gina
                 Brissenden, and Timothy Slater (U. of Arizona)
G2.              Addressing Questions About Intelligent Design -- Matt Bobrowsky       Hahn 107
                 (Authentic Learning & Teaching)
G3.              Developing Astronomy-based Learning Communities -- Kristine           Hahn 108
                 Larsen (Central Connecticut State U.)
G4.              Scale in the Solar System: Identifying and Addressing Nave           Carnegie 109
                 Conceptions -- Mary Urquhart (U. of Texas at Dallas)
G5.              A Java-based Educational Tool for Modeling the Content of the         Hahn 204
                 Universe through Observations of High-Redshift Supernovae
                 -- Milan Mijic, Derek Wells, Rone-Kwei Lim, Zhenghui Hu, Dallim
                 Park, Frank Wong, Sonia Levitin, Michael Rios, EunYong, Elaine
                 Kang, Tony Longson (California State U. Los Angeles)
G6.              Art and Astronomy: Building a Sundial as a Cloudy-night               Computer Lab
                 Astronomy Lab Activity -- John Beaver (U. of Wisconsin  Fox
                 Valley)
G7.              Using Planetarium Software in Your Classroom to Promote               Hahn 215
                 Inquiry-based Instruction -- William Alexander (James Madison U.)
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