Please bring your laptop to the workshop sessions if possible. We will be using the SCN website during our sessions to post comments, record group work, complete the workshop survey, etc. Thanks!

 

Networking Strategies to Bridge Perceived Gaps in Biology Education:  

Using Case Studies, Reaching Diverse Audiences, Addressing Faculty and Future Faculty Development,  and Spanning the Biology Curriculum Continuum

Monday, August 6  –  Tuesday, August 7, 2012
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
University at Buffalo
Ramada Inn & Conference Center 
2401 N. Forest Road
Amherst, New York 14226-0823

The first SCN national working session is focused on networking. We plan to bridge perceived gaps in the use of case study and PBL approaches by collaborating with existing groups/projects/organizations to address shared objectives within the biology curriculum continuum.  

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Preliminary Schedule

 

 
 

 

Time

Sunday August 5, 2012

Location
10:00AM -12 PM Steering Committee Meeting Niagara Room
2-6  PM Steering Committee Meeting Niagara Room
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Monday August 6, 2012

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8:30-9:30 AM

 

Welcome by Pat Marsteller, Emory University and Ethel Stanley, Beloit College

  • Introducing the Science Case Network
    Powerpoint: Intro-ScienceCaseNEt
  • Register as a participant
  • Join the Group: SCN Networking Strategies in Biology Education
  • What SCN resources would be useful for you?
  • What kind of community resources might you contribute?
Ellicott Conference Room (with wifi)
9:30-9:50 Break
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9:50AM -12:00 PM Presentation:

Demographics from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

Ellicott Conference Room
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-1:30 Gaps in Reaching Diverse Audiences:  

  • Aditi Pai, Spelman College

  • Powerpoint: Gaps In Diversity
  • For MSI, CC, nontraditional students:  logistics, content, culture, teaching approaches, assessment
Ellicott Conference Room
1:35-2:30
  • Small group break outs to discuss networking strategies for reaching diverse students
University B and University C
2:35–3:00
  • Summarize Networking to Reach Diverse Audiences
Ellicott Conference Room
3:00-3:15 Coffee break
3:15-3:45 Presentation: 

  • Gaps in Faculty and Future Faculty Development
  • Pat Marsteller, Emory University
  • Why faculty don’t change their teaching to incorporate evidence based methods
Ellicott Conference Room
3:50—4:45
  • Small groups break outs to discuss networking strategies for addressing gaps in faculty and future faculty development.
  • Powerpoint: fff-ScienceCaseNEt

University B and University C
4:45-5:15 Summary Ellicott Conference Room
6:30 Poster Session

  • Poster session:
    • This is an opportunity to introduce yourself, explore projects, socialize, and network
Ellicott Conference Room
7 PM Dinner
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Tuesday August 7, 2012

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8:30-9:00  AM Gaps in the Biology Curriculum Continuum

  •  Panel Discussion by Deborah Allen, University of Delaware; Michelle Young, Three Rivers College; Karen Klyczek, University of Wisconsin – River Falls; and Pat Marsteller, Emory University
Ellicott Conference Room
9-10 Small groups break outs to discuss networking
strategies to address gaps in the continuum
University B and University C
10-10:20 Summarize strategies Ellicott Conference Room
10:20-10:40 Break
10:45-11:30 Presentation/Discussion:  

  • How to build our networks to reach out 
  • to diverse students, faculty, scientists, 
  • researchers, etc. 

 

  • Online Survey
    • what the network might do
    • next steps for our networks
    • how will we work together
    • who can they bring to the next session
Ellicott Conference Room
11:30-12 PM Closing Summary and Evaluation Ellicott Conference Room
12-1 Lunch
 2-6 Steering committee meeting Niagara Room
7 PM Dinner

Additional Travel Information:

Coming in from the Airport

You can take a cab in from the airport; the fare should be about $25 to $30 and the trip should take approximately 20 to 25 minutes. There should be cabs at the curb at the airport, or you may call Airport Taxi to send one. Their toll-free number is 1-800-551-9369. If you are staying at the Ramada, please note that the hotel has a shuttle service that operates to and from the airport. A complete listing of hotel shuttles and other forms of ground transportation servicing the Buffalo Niagara International Airport (with contact information) is available online at http://www.buffaloairport.com/airport_info/ground_transportation.asp.

Driving Directions to the Ramada Inn

From the New York State Thruway—I-90 (Albany, NY):

Take the NYS Thruway I-90 West to Exit 50 (I-290). Take I-290 to the Millersport Highway North Exit. Continue on Millersport North to North Forest Road. Turn Left onto North Forest Road (Mobil Gas Station is on the corner) and 1/2 mile on the left is University Inn (just before the traffic light at John James Audubon Pkwy). Turn left into the driveway and continue to the Rotunda Entrance.

From the Buffalo International Airport:

Turn right out of the Airport Terminal Parking Area onto Genessee St. (Rt.33) and bear to the left. Stay on Route 33 until you see signs to I-90, New York State Thruway (approximately 1/2 mile). Take the I-90 EAST exit to Albany. Take the NYS Thruway I-90 to Exit 50 (I-290). Take I-290 to the Millersport Highway North Exit. Continue on Millersport North to North Forest Road. Turn Left onto North Forest Road (Mobil Gas Station is on the corner) and 1/2 mile on the left is University Inn (just before the traffic light at John James Audubon Pkwy). Turn left into the driveway and continue to the Rotunda Entrance.

From the New York State Thruway—I-90 (Erie, PA):

Take the NYS Thruway I-90 to Exit 50 (I-290). Take I-290 to the Millersport Highway North Exit. Continue on Millersport North to North Forest Road. Turn Left onto North Forest Road (Mobil Gas Station is on the corner) and 1/2 mile on the left is the Ramada Inn (just before the traffic light at John James Audubon Pkwy). Turn left into the driveway and continue to the Rotunda Entrance.

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