PREP 2011 On Site Workshop

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Resources

Set-Up

  • One WeBWorK course per group, with all participants in all courses

Schedule

Day 1 [June 23]:
    9am - Welcome/introductions, pre-assessment survey, Outline workshop. [JasonA]
 9:30am - Computer set-up: make sure participants are on-line as needed, WeBWorK work
          courses are available, etc. [JasonA; DavideC, DickL, JeffH, JohnJ, MarilouM]
   10am - What is a Model Course?—An Example and Thoughts [MarilouM]
   11am - Break/coffee
11:15am - Finalize Course-Teams [JasonA]
11:30am - Course Teams meet to outline their model course:
          - scope (textbook(s), syllabus)
          - materials to be produced (problem sets, hardcopies, use notes...)
          - organizational structure (naming conventions, directory structure...)
12:30pm - Lunch
 1:30pm - Discussion: Finalizing Model Courses [MarilouM]
          - Bring model course formalization to closure
 2:30pm - Course-Teams meet to block out problem sets needed and team members' roles
 3:00pm - Check in with teams as appropriate [JasonA; DickL, MarilouM]
 3:00pm - Course-Team Work
 3:30pm - [Optional] WeBWorK-Blackboard Building Block
 5:30pm - Wrap-up: summary and discussion of each group's work [over some sort of
          minimal break type food].
 6:30pm - Break for dinner.
Evening - Course-Team work at participants' discretion.

Day 2 [June 24]:
    9am - Problem Coding Q&A [DickL]
          - example problems or problems drawn from work on the previous day
          - reflection on Good Problems work/rubric and how it relates or is useful
10:00am - Break/coffee
10:15am - Course-Team Work
11:30am - NPL Discussion [JeffH, JohnJ]
          - issues, tips and tricks that have come up in group work
          - experiential information on successfully using the NPL
          - shortcomings that need/could be addressed.
   noon - Lunch
 1:30pm - Course-Team Work
 4:00pm - Problem writing and editing tips and tricks.  5 minute presentations on
          specific tips and ideas found by the different problem groups which are of
          broad usefulness.  [JasonA: moderate]
 5:00pm - Course-Team Work (Maybe: where the team is and what needs to be done)
 5:30pm - Wrap-up: summary and discussion of each group's work [over some sort of
          minimal break type food].
 6:30pm - Break for dinner.
Evening - Course-Team group work at participants' discretion.

Day 3 [June 25]:
    9am - Course-Team group work
10:30am - Break/coffee
10:45am - Group presentations: about 10 min per group, showing content and work.  Should
          bring out specific tips and ideas for a useful model course, allow suggestions 
          for what else may be needed or useful.  [JasonA: moderate]
   noon - Lunch
 1:30pm - Course-Team Work
 4:00pm - Library Browser 2 Demo [MikeG]
 4:30pm - Course-Team Work, or
          Problem Authoring Questions & Discussion [DickL], or
          Discussion of "Good Problems" rubric/ideas in the context of group work [DickL]
 5:30pm - Wrap-up: summary and discussion of each group's work [over some sort of minimal
          break type food].  Emphasis on how the Model Courses are developing, and what
          remains to be completed.  [MarilouM]
 6:30pm - Break for dinner.
Evening - Problem group work at participants' discretion.

Day 4 [June 26]:
    9am - Course-Team group work
   11am - NPL and Library Browser Discussion Wrap-up [JeffH, JohnJ]
11:30am - On-site Workshop Wrap-Up [JasonA]
          - How much teams have completed, how much needs to be done
          - What we need to facilitate completion
          - Post-assessment survey
12:30pm - Lunch, informal wrap-up
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