[ESIP-all] Invitation to the Developing Competency in Teaching Computation using MATLAB workshop--October 15-17, 2017

Krista Herbstrith kherbstr at carleton.edu
Mon Aug 14 16:25:46 EDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to the *Developing Competency in Teaching Computation
using MATLAB* workshop. To address the need to strengthen computational
skills, this workshop will bring together faculty from the sciences who
teach computation and are interested in strengthening their skills and
developing MATLAB-based teaching resources. Working interactively with
faculty peers and MathWorks representatives, participants will develop
teaching activities and contribute to a collection of sharable teaching
activities. By including educators from multiple disciplines – including
Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Physics, Math, and allied fields – the
workshop will encourage sharing of ideas and best practices and integration
of themes and tools across areas.

Workshop:                     Developing Competency in Teaching Computation
using MATLAB
Location:                         Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Date:                               October 15-17, 2017 (5 PM Sunday to 2
PM Tuesday)
Application Deadline:     September 8, 2017

Learn more from the workshop website:

*Workshop Description:*

At this workshop educators from Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences,
Math, and allied fields will share their experiences teaching computation
in undergraduate science courses. Participants will work with peers and
MathWorks representatives to develop new, or revise existing, activities
and course materials that incorporate MATLAB for computation. They will
also synthesize best practices for combining computation and quantitative
thinking in science courses and for assessing students' understanding of
applied computation.

Workshop activities will feature demonstrations of activities, hands-on
MATLAB sessions, and opportunities to work in small groups on
activity/course design. This effort will draw on the work already done on
required competencies across the science fields. Instructional materials
and other information will be organized and compiled as collections of
digital resources to support teaching computation in the sciences using
MATLAB. Activities produced at the workshop will be made publicly available
to anyone teaching in the sciences. This workshop aims to host ~100 science
faculty and educators, thereby providing access to a wide range of
experienced and skilled practitioners in a single, focused space. In
addition, MathWorks representatives will be on hand to support the workshop
and share expertise and resources for teaching with MATLAB, providing
insights into topics such as data access, high performance computing, and
education aids for teaching and assessing computation skills in the lab,
live, and even online and in flipped-classroom settings.

This workshop target is ~100 science faculty and educators (by application).

*The application deadline is September 8, 2017 and there is no registration
fee to attend.*

To apply, go to: http://serc.carleton.edu/teaching_computation/workshop_2

We hope to see you there!

Thank you,

Lisa Kempler, MathWorks
Cathryn A. Manduca, Science Education Resource Center
Gregory Hancock, College of William and Mary, Geology
Princess Imoukhuede, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Michele McColgan, Siena College, Physics & Astronomy
Kelly Roos, Bradley University, Department of Engineering Physics, PICUP

Krista Herbstrith, Program Manager
Science Education Resource Center—SERC,
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Carleton College
Northfield, MN 55057
kherbstr at carleton.edu
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