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PER Conference 2008 Schedule

In the last ten years, the use of research-based instructional materials has moved well beyond the traditional research university. There are two reasons for this: (1) individuals in PER are moving from positions as graduate students and post docs at research universities to beginning faculty positions at a wide variety of colleges and universities and (2) the instructional materials developed by the PER community are being used by more and more faculty members outside of PER, at their home institutions.

Despite the fact that the use of these materials is so widespread, there is relatively little data documenting the effectiveness of these materials with different populations of students. In this session we encourage those who are using research-based instructional materials with non-traditional students at either the pre-college level or the college level to share their experiences as instructors and researchers in these classes. By inviting researchers from the education community, who specialize in these issues, we hope to establish a dialog between a diverse group of researchers in an effort to align the results from research with the instructional goals of the physics education community.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (buses run from 6-6 PM and 8-10:30 PM)
3:30pm - 5:30pm
PER Bridging Session, Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (E1-001)

Presiding: Sabella

3:30pm, (JA.01)
Inequities in Physics Access and Enrollment in Urban High Schools
Angela Kelly, Lehman College

4:00pm, (JA.02)
A race-identity perspective on mathematics learning and participation
Danny Martin, University of Illinois - Chicago

4:30pm, (JA.03)
Impact of chemistry teachers' knowledge and practices on student achievement
Kathryn Scantlebury, University of Delaware

*Contributed Posters can be set up between 5 PM and 8 PM in the TELUS Centre Atrium

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Banquet and Poster Session - ticket required

Presiding: Thompson

6:00pm, Dinwoodie Lounge (DT.01)
Fostering science learning in diverse urban settings
Kenneth Tobin, Graduate Center of the City, University of New York

8:00pm, TELUS Centre Atrium (CP.711 to CP.821)
Contributed Poster Session, Cash Bar
Posters will remain on display for the duration of the conference

Thursday, July 24, 2008 (buses run from 7-9 AM and 4-7 PM)
8:30am - 10:00am
Special Sessions 1, TELUS Professional Development Building

Targeted Poster Sessions, Roundtable Discussions

TELUS 217 (TP-A)
Implementing PER in Other Cultures (Dykstra)
Discussant: Kenneth Tobin

TELUS 219 (TP-B)
Does PER-based instruction help underrepresented groups succeed, and how can it do so better? (Crouch)
Discussant: Kathryn Scantlebury

TELUS 236 (TP-C)
Developing learning skills in the physics classroom to attend to diverse populations (Yerushalmi/ Singh)
Discussant: Danny Martin

TELUS 238 (TP-D)
It works there. Will it work here? (Cummings)
Discussant: Eric Dey

TELUS 145 (RT-A)
Analyzing PSET for Content, Confidence and Comfort ... So Why Don’t You Want to Teach Physical Science? (Van Wormer)

10:00am - 10:30am
Break

TELUS Centre Atrium, Refreshments provided

10:30am - 11:30am
Invited Talks, TELUS 150

Presiding: Singh

10:30am (IT.01)
What is Nepantla and How Might it Help Educational Researchers Conceptualize Knowledge for Teaching?
Rochelle Gutiérrez, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

11:00am (IT.02)
A variety of diversity: Facing higher education's educational challenges
Eric Dey, University of Michigan

11:45am - 1:00pm
Luncheon, Outside TELUS Centre

Announcements, etc.

1:15pm - 2:45pm
Special Sessions 2, TELUS Professional Development Building

Targeted Poster Sessions, Roundtable Discussions

TELUS 217 (TP-A)
Implementing PER in Other Cultures (Dykstra)
Discussant: Kathryn Scantlebury

TELUS 219 (TP-B)
Does PER-based instruction help underrepresented groups succeed, and how can it do so better? (Crouch)
Discussant: Kenneth Tobin

TELUS 236 (TP-E)
Applications of PER in diverse settings: Perspectives on audience, method and implementation (Brewe)
Discussant: Angela Kelly

TELUS 238 (TP-F)
Showing Ourselves Friendly: Addressing Race in Physics Culture (Dancy)
Discussant: Rochelle Gutiérrez

TELUS 145 (RT-B)
Learn "How to teach Physics" from The Feynman Lectures on Physics: An example on Gravitation (Lee)

2:45pm - 3:00pm
Break

TELUS Centre Atrium, Refreshments provided

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Special Sessions 3, TELUS Professional Development Building

Targeted Poster Sessions

TELUS 217 (TP-C)
Developing learning skills in the physics classroom to attend to diverse populations (Yerushalmi/ Singh)
Discussant: Rochelle Gutiérrez

TELUS 219 (TP-D)
It works there. Will it work here? (Cummings)
Discussant: Angela Kelly

TELUS 236 (TP-E)
Applications of PER in diverse settings: Perspectives on audience, method and implementation (Brewe)
Discussant: Danny Martin

TELUS 238 (TP-F)
Showing Ourselves Friendly: Addressing Race in Physics Culture (Dancy)
Discussant: Eric Dey

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panel Discussion, TELUS 150 (PD.01)

Presiding: Thompson, Sabella

Led by Dey, Gutiérrez, Kelly, Martin, Scantlebury, Tobin

5:30pm - ???
PER Dating Service, TELUS Atrium, Cash Bar (DS.01, DS.02, + more)

Presiding: Thompson, Sabella

Interesting in replicating a study at another institution with a different population of students?

*if you did not submit a Dating Service abstract you can still participate and possibly find someone special.

Directions to Session Locations

Horowitz Theater
Dinwoody Lounge
TELUS Center