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AIMS: Adapting and Implementing Innovative Materials

A CAUSEway Workshop
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Friday, June 6 & Saturday, June 7, 2008
Presented by Joan Garfield, Bob delMas, and Andrew Zieffler

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Notice: This workshop is now full due to an overwhelming response.

Workshop Agenda

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Arrive, check into Days Inn University/Days Hotel

7:00pm Registration, welcome and dinner (location to be announced)

Friday, June 6, 2008

  • Morning session 8:30am - 12 noon

    Overview of AIMS project

    • Overview workshop
    • You are the student: Experiencing a sample activity
    • Discussion of the activity and review of the lesson plan.
    • Instructional design principles used to develop AIMS materials.
  • Lunch provided

  • Afternoon session 1:00 - 5:00pm

    A closer look at the AIMS approach

    • The big ideas behind the lessons.
    • How to have students make and test conjectures.
    • Generating Real and motivating data sets
    • Use of technological tools.
    • Fostering classroom discourse
    • Aligning assessment with course goals
  • Critique an activity using the design principles.

  • Dinner on your own

Saturday, June 7, 2008

  • Morning session 8:30am - 12 noon

    A closer look at the AIMS pedagogical method

    • Instructor role: changing from teacher centered to student centered
    • Role play with participants acting as students
    • How to develop and manage good classroom discussions'
    • Ways to encourage students to express their reasoning
    • Challenges teachers face
  • Lunch provided

  • Afternoon session 1:00 - 3:30pm

    Aligning and Integrating Assessment an Instruction

    • Developing an Assessment blueprint
    • The role and use of formative and summative
    • Using group quizzes
    • Examining AIMS assessments

    Where to go from here?

    • Deciding and making a plan for what to Adapt and Implement in your own class
    • One or more activities?
    • The pedagogical method?
    • One or more new technology tools?
    • A new assessment?
  • Final discussion and workshop evaluation

    Good bye!