PhysTEC 2008 Conference Schedule

Omni E
Omni F
Southpark A
Southpark B
UT-Austin Campus

The PhysTEC Conference will be held on Friday, February 29, and Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark in Austin, TX.

The conference will feature four parallel tracks of 90-minute workshop sessions, and two lunchtime plenary talks. There will also be free pre- and post-conference workshops with limited enrollment.

Click on any of the session titles for workshop descriptions or presenter names for biographical information.

Thursday, February 28, 2008
11:00am - 4:00pm
Pre-conference Workshop, UT-Austin campus
UTeach Curriculum and Courses Michael Marder and Jill Marshall
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Conference Registration
Friday, February 29, 2008
  Master Teachers Building Partnerships Learning Assistants Curriculum & Instruction
7:30am - 9:00am
Conference Registration
9:00am - 10:00am
Opening Remarks, Oaks Room
Mary Ann Rankin
10:30am - 12:00pm
Omni E
The development of UTeach by Master Teachers Mary Walker, Lynn Kirby, Michael Marder
Omni F
Faculty/ administration partnerships Howard Gobstein, Mary Ann Rankin, John Frederick
Southpark A
Learning Assistants: Re-imagining undergraduate TA's as future pre-college physics teachers Hunter Close, Lane Seeley
Southpark B
Are you really teaching if no one is learning? How interactive lecturing can be used to measure and improve student learning Ed Prather
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch and Plenary, Oaks Room
The National Mathematics and Science Initiative: Taking proven programs to scale Tom Luce
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Omni E
How to maximize the impact of a Teacher-in- Residence Duane Merrell, Drew Isola, Bob Poel
Omni F
UTeach replication Michael Marder
Southpark A
Making use of a Master Teacher’s unique knowledge to prepare TAs and Learning Assistants Gay Stewart, Tracy Bond
Southpark B
Making a course (and learning gains) portable: the Day-by-day plan Chance Hoellwarth
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Omni E
The multiple roles of Teachers-in- Residence at smaller institutions Stamatis Vokos, Chance Hoellwarth, Lezlie DeWater, Sherm Williamson, David Buck-Moyer
Omni F
Two-year colleges and future teachers: How can we help you, and vice versa Dwain Desbien
Southpark A
Strategies for implementing specific activities in a pedagogy course for LAs Valerie Otero
Southpark B
The Student Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) Project Bob Beichner
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Poster session and reception, Omni D
Saturday, March 1, 2008
  Understanding assessment data Science Methods Program Elements Formative Assessment
8:30am - 10:00am
Omni E
Making the case: The role of data in supporting educational innovations Steven Pollock, Noah Finkelstein
Omni F
Providing feedback to improve instruction: A taste of RTOP Paul Hickman
Southpark A
Math for America: Creating and maintaining a community of mathematics teachers in New York City Jon Schweig
Southpark B
CANCELLED
Curriculum Topic Study (CTS) – A systematic approach to uncovering student thinking with CTS-developed tools and processes Page Keeley
10:00am - 10:30am
Break
10:30am - 12:00pm
Omni E
Assessing coherent student understanding in introductory physics courses Priscilla Laws
Omni F
A new instrument for measuring pedagogical knowledge of physics teachers Bud Talbot, Derek Briggs
Southpark A
Recruiting tomorrow's physics teachers: Challenges, opportunities and strategies Moderator: Rob Thorne
Panel: Michael Marder, Valerie Otero, Lane Seeley, Gay Stewart
Southpark B
Introduction to a Diagnostic Learning Environment Pamela Kraus, Eleanor Close
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch and Plenary, Oaks Room
Early career science teachers: Research that can help build a better foundation Julie Luft
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Omni E
Assessing student understanding part 2: Attaching meaning to the results Karen Cummings
Omni F
Resource materials for teaching science inquiry Laura Lising
Southpark A
Physics and Everyday Thinking (PET) and Physical Science and Everyday Thinking (PSET) Fred Goldberg
Southpark B
Mentoring using RTOP Julia Olsen
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Omni E
What is teacher effectiveness and how may it be assessed? David Meltzer
NO SESSION
Southpark A
Early Field Experiences: Their role in shaping and developing skills, dispositions, and teacher identity Marcia Fetters, Laura Lising
Southpark B
How do you know if they’re getting it: Writing assessment items that reveal student understanding Sean Smith
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Closing session, Omni D
The role of physics education researchers in improving teacher education: Faculty, pedagogy, context, and climate Moderator: Ted Hodapp
Panel: Laird Kramer, Jill Marshall, Valerie Otero, Stamatis Vokos
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Poster session and reception, Omni E/F
The PhysTEC Digital Library
John Stewart
Sunday, March 2, 2008
8:00am - 3:00pm
Post-conference Workshop (Southpark B)
Interactions in Physical Science Fred Goldberg and Bob Poel