Summer Workshops

Summer 2015 Noyce Scholarship Program Workshop

We will hold a 3-day workshop from 29-31 of July 2015 for new Noyce scholars, interested undergraduate students who might want to become Learning Assistants or Noyce scholars in the future, high school teachers who may participate as teaching mentors, and UM Faculty. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a platform for all of us to think about how we can make greater use of active and collaborative learning in the classroom, as well as the out-of-classroom environment to teach math and science while meeting common core mathematics and next generation science standards. We will meet with a series of professionals who have thought a lot about the value of using active learning and who can offer some hands-on experience at the same time. The workshop is designed to be informative and, most of all, fun!


Wednesday July 29th

Meet in Phyllis J Washington Education building room 241 at 8:30 a.m.

  • intro to the Noyce program, goals for the workshop
  • visualizing and communicating data exercise
  • modeling science as a process (identify a non-random pattern, hypotheses, predictions, testing...then we'll use field data to work our way through the process with active and collaborative learning)
  • using nerve impulses to learn about linear models (with Matt Roscoe)
  • Assessment techniques and standards based grading (Maree Mitchell)

Thursday July 30th

Meet in PJW Education building room 241 at 8:30 a.m.

  • Use a study on the pied kingfisher to model the jigsaw technique for student learning
  • Learn about and talk with the EV Nautilus ( a research vessel that does live interactions with high school classrooms about the research they are doing.
  • discussion of the Noyce program with former Noyce Scholar and current secondary STEM teacher, Emily Wilson
  • Combine science and math to build launchers and apply the math to estimate trajectories with Ariel Cornelius

Friday July 31st

Meet on the North side of the PJW Ed building at 7:00 a.m.

  • Head to MPG ranch (a privately owned conservation/restoration driven property that has phenomenal outreach) to help with and learn from a bird banding station. While we are there we continue with data visualization and communication, focusing on bird banding and migratory data.
  • circle math activity with David Patterson