My workshops prior to 2012

by Stephanie Chasteen on November 26, 2011

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.

Conference acronyms:

  • CSC: Colorado Science Conference
  • NSTA: National Science Teachers’ Association
  • APS: American Physical Society
  • AAPT: American Association of Physics Teachers
  • PERC: Physics Education Research Conference

 

Making the
Global Local: Colorado Climate Curriculum Workshop
Teachers explore Colorado-specific data and determine
whether it supports or does not support the hypothesis that Colorado’s
climate is changing. Handouts
here.
Teaching Outside the
Box, Boulder, CO (April 30, 2011).
What
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
of slides.
North
Carolina A&T University, Greensboro
(March,
2011)
&Faculty Teaching Excellence Program,
Boulder
(March,
2011 & April 2010).
Getting
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.
Foundations
and Frontiers of Physics Education Research – Puget Sound (FFPERPS)
March, 2011

Alternative Careers in Media
Invited presentation on science
writing careers.
Beyond
Boulder student career panel.
February, 2011
Make
Clickers Work for You
I 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.
Multiple
presentations
Writing
Great Clicker Questions
A series of 1-2 hour
workshops on question-writing strategies to promote student learning.
PDF
of talk.
(For more recent talks, visit the
clicker
resource website).
Multiple
presentations
Communicating
Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) outside of DBER.
Led discussion of research-based practices and pedagogy
can be communicated to non-DBER faculty.
Video
DBER Group
Meeting ,
December 2010.
Translating
Discipline-Based Education Research to K12 teachers
Invited presentation on how research-based practices
and pedagogy can be communicated to K12 teachers with clickers and
PhET as two examples.
iSTEM
Teacher Professional Development Mini-Symposium,

Sept. 2010.
Facing
Facebook: Using Social Media In and Out of the Physics Classroom
Invited panel speaker at AAPT and
presenter at CSC. Prezi.
CSC,
Denver CO,
November, 2010
AAPT, Portland OR,
July 2010
An Inside Look:
Practical strategies for personal response systems
AAPT,
Portland OR,
July 2010
What
(most) Physicists (don’t) Do: Alternative Careers in Science.
Invited speaker for course What
Physicists Do.
Carleton
College, MN,
April 2010.
Exploring
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
of talk.
NSTA
Phoenix,
December 2009
NSTA, Minneapolis, October
2009
What Every
Teacher Should Know about Cognitive Research
An overview of education research
relevant to classroom practice. PDF
of
talk.
Comp. Sci GK12 program,
February
2010.
CSC Denver, November
2009
Clickers
in Upper-Division Courses,
S. Chasteen,
S. Pollock & K. Perkins
One hour workshop on effective clicker use, with
focus on upper-division courses. PDF
of talk.

Colorado
Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT); Boulder, CO,
August
2009
Thinking
Like a Physicist: Transforming Junior-Level Electricity & Magnetism,
S. Chasteen, S. Pollock, M. Dubson, E. Kinney,
P. Beale and K. Perkins
A series of talks outlining an innovative
approach to teaching upper-level physics courses, and assessment
of curriculum effectiveness.

All related PDFs of posters and
talks related to this work available here.

AAPT,
Ann Arbor MI,
July
2009
PERC, Ann Arbor MI,
July 2009APS Regional, Denver,
March 2009AAPT New England, Durham,
NH,
October
2009

AAPT & PERC, Edmonton
BC,
August
2008.

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
2009
 
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,
July 2009
Learning About Science Teaching

Presentation on active engagement and clickers for
science coordinators of large school district.

Adams 12 School District science coordinator
meeting,
Thornton CO, May
2009
Flirt
Harder, I’m a Physicist
My experiences as a woman in science,
and discussion of the challenges and quandries facing women in science.
Women
in JILA meeting;
Boulder,
CO,
May
2009
Clickers
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.
Invited
talk, AAPT
; Chicago
IL, February 2009.
Go
with the Flow: Solid Ways to Teach Fluids.
Hands-on workshop about water and
fluids
. Workshop
handouts
CSC,
Denver
CO,
November
2008
Assessing
student understanding in upper-division undergraduate Electricity
& Magnetism 1.
Preliminary results of course transformations and
assessments. Download
poster here.
PERC;
Edmonton,
July 2008
Demonstrations
and Ideas from the Exploratorium
Download handouts in PDF
or Doc (clickable
links in Doc). Here are the Vanna pictures right-side-up
and upside-down
and original.
AAPT,
Denver CO,
April
2008
Using
and making audio podcasts in the mathematics classroom.
Download handouts
and Powerpoint (both
PDFs).
California
Mathematics Council (CMC); Asilomar, CA,
December
2007
Get
the word out: Podcasting, blogging, and my life as a scientist communicator
.
General discussion of my career,
and general principles, in science communication. PDF
of talk
Invited
presentation: Ecological Society of America;
San
Jose, CA,
August
2007
Attack of
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
and Handouts.
Physics
Department, University of Colorado at Boulder,
July
2007
Hear
Me Out! Communicating nanotechnology through podcasts

Audio podcasts allow the public to hear
scientists’ and policy makers’ opinions and research in this challenging
area.
Download
the poster from this conference.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communicating
Science to Broader Audiences; Lincoln, NE,
April
2007
Attack
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
using Garageband
.
CCSF
Math, Science, Technology Conference, San Francisco,
June
2007
Exploratorium,
March 2007
Sparking
excitement for electricity: Electrostatic activities that work
A series of hands-on electrostatics
activities. Download
handout.
Council
of Math/Science Educators of San Mateo County;
San
Mateo, CA,

March 2007
Surface Area and Volume.

Online iVisit workshop on the relationship of surface
area and volume to biology, chemistry, and physics, with Tory Brady.
Handouts and videos.

Exploratorium, February
2007
SmallTalk:
Communicating nanotechnology to the public
Our work on SmallTalk and communicating
nanotechnology to the public. PDF
of talk.
AAPTJanuary, 2007

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