Want to see all the materials from presentations and workshops I’ve given? I now have a separate page on my blog for presentations (check it out). I’ll keep that updated, so you can always find some of my materials. You’re always welcome to borrow my ideas, as long as you give attribution! And remember, I like being hired to give workshops and talks.
Below are the workshops I’ve given in the past, so the archive is up to date.
Global Local: Colorado Climate Curriculum WorkshopTeachers explore Colorado-specific data and determine
whether it supports or does not support the hypothesis that Colorado’s
climate is changing. Handouts
|Teaching Outside the
Box, Boulder, CO (April 30, 2011).
Do You Want Them to Learn Tomorrow? Learning Goals and Formative
Assessment Two hour workshop for faculty on
developing measureable, specific learning goals for courses, and
using those goals to drive instruction and assessment. PDF
Carolina A&T University, Greensboro (March,
2011)&Faculty Teaching Excellence Program,
2011 & April 2010).
the Word Out: Effective Communication of the Results of Our Work
in Physics Education Research.Plenary talk on what education researchers
can learn from the science communication field — and how we can
more effectively create educational change with the results of our
field. PDF of slides.
and Frontiers of Physics Education Research – Puget Sound (FFPERPS) March, 2011
Alternative Careers in MediaInvited presentation on science
Boulder student career panel. February, 2011
Clickers Work for YouI give this workshop too often to
update this site. Please instead visit the clicker
resource website (which has links to talks and presentations,
and videos on clicker use.
Great Clicker QuestionsA series of 1-2 hour
workshops on question-writing strategies to promote student learning.
of talk. (For more recent talks, visit the clicker
Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) outside of DBER.Led discussion of research-based practices and pedagogy
can be communicated to non-DBER faculty.
Meeting , December 2010.
Discipline-Based Education Research to K12 teachersInvited presentation on how research-based practices
and pedagogy can be communicated to K12 teachers with clickers and
PhET as two examples.
Teacher Professional Development Mini-Symposium,
Facebook: Using Social Media In and Out of the Physics Classroom Invited panel speaker at AAPT and
presenter at CSC. Prezi.
Denver CO, November, 2010AAPT, Portland OR,
|An Inside Look:
Practical strategies for personal response systems
Portland OR, July 2010
(most) Physicists (don’t) Do: Alternative Careers in Science.Invited speaker for course What
College, MN, April 2010.
Easy and Effective Ways to use PheT’s Interactive Simulations.A series of 1-hour workshops on the interactive
simulations online at phet.colorado.edu, plus strategies for designing
classroom activities. PDF
Phoenix, December 2009NSTA, Minneapolis, October
Teacher Should Know about Cognitive ResearchAn overview of education research
relevant to classroom practice. PDF
|Comp. Sci GK12 program,
2010.CSC Denver, November
in Upper-Division Courses, S. Chasteen,
S. Pollock & K. PerkinsOne hour workshop on effective clicker use, with
focus on upper-division courses. PDF
Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT); Boulder, CO, August
Like a Physicist: Transforming Junior-Level Electricity & Magnetism,
S. Chasteen, S. Pollock, M. Dubson, E. Kinney,
P. Beale and K. PerkinsA series of talks outlining an innovative
approach to teaching upper-level physics courses, and assessment
of curriculum effectiveness.
All related PDFs of posters and
Ann Arbor MI, July
2009PERC, Ann Arbor MI,
July 2009APS Regional, Denver,
March 2009AAPT New England, Durham,
AAPT & PERC, Edmonton
|Cognitive Issues in Upper-Division Electricity and Magnetism,
S. Chasteen & S. Pollock.Invited poster on particular learning difficulties
in E&M. PDF.
|PERC, Ann Arbor MI, July
|Tapping into Juniors’ Understanding
of Electricity & Magnetism: Development of the Colorado Upper-division
Electrostatics (CUE) Assessment. S. Chasteen
& S. Pollock.Poster describing development and
validation of conceptual survey. PDF.
|PERC, Ann Arbor MI,
|Learning About Science Teaching
Presentation on active engagement and clickers for
|Adams 12 School District science coordinator
meeting, Thornton CO, May
Harder, I’m a PhysicistMy experiences as a woman in science,
and discussion of the challenges and quandries facing women in science.
in JILA meeting; Boulder,
in Upper-Division Courses, S. Chasteen,
K. Perkins, S. Pollock & M. Dubson.Invited talk on strategies and assessments for using
clickers in junior-level courses.
talk, AAPT; Chicago
IL, February 2009.
with the Flow: Solid Ways to Teach Fluids. Hands-on workshop about water and
student understanding in upper-division undergraduate Electricity
& Magnetism 1. Preliminary results of course transformations and
Edmonton, July 2008
and Ideas from the ExploratoriumDownload handouts in PDF
or Doc (clickable
links in Doc). Here are the Vanna pictures right-side-up
Denver CO, April
and making audio podcasts in the mathematics classroom. Download handouts
and Powerpoint (both
Mathematics Council (CMC); Asilomar, CA, December
the word out: Podcasting, blogging, and my life as a scientist communicator.
General discussion of my career,
and general principles, in science communication. PDF
presentation: Ecological Society of America; San
Jose, CA, August
the Podpeople! Using and making podcasts in education.Using podcasts in an academic setting, and good
communication skills. PDF
of talk, the Head harp activity
Department, University of Colorado at Boulder, July
Me Out! Communicating nanotechnology through podcasts
Audio podcasts allow the public to hear
scientists’ and policy makers’ opinions and research in this challenging
the poster from this conference.
Science to Broader Audiences; Lincoln, NE, April
of the Podpeople! Using and making podcasts in the classroom.Listening to, downloading, and making podcasts in
the classroom. The Exploratorium workshop, a half-day workshop,
included creating a collaborative class podcast.Download PDF
of handouts, Head
harp activity, Editing
using Audacity, or Editing
Math, Science, Technology Conference, San Francisco, June
excitement for electricity: Electrostatic activities that work A series of hands-on electrostatics
of Math/Science Educators of San Mateo County; San
|Surface Area and Volume.
Online iVisit workshop on the relationship of surface
Communicating nanotechnology to the public Our work on SmallTalk and communicating
nanotechnology to the public. PDF