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Computing MATTERS: Inquiry-Based Science and Mathematics Enhanced by Computational Thinking


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Computing MATTERS: Inquiry-Based Science and Mathematics Enhanced by Computational Thinking
First Look — 2015
The workshop will focus on inquiry-based learning enhanced by computational thinking with content and practice to assist faculty to incorporate modeling and simulation at all levels from mobile devices, laptops, desktops, and –as needed– to high performance computing. The workshop will expose faculty to the basics of computational thinking, including modeling and simulation, with special emphasis on exploring topics that complement each other in math, engineering, and physical, life, and social science. Materials for the workshop are drawn from National Science Digital Library (NSDL), in particular Shodor’s extensive Interactivate collection of lessons, discussions, activities, and supporting materials, modeling software and curriculum, and other resources aligned with Common Core and various state standards. The workshop is aimed at faculty teaching the introductory courses for both majors, gen-ed, and pre-service teachers.
Institution
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
Dates
Jul 13 - Jul 15
Local Coordinators
not specified.
Lead Instructors
Holly Hirst and Bob Panoff
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Jun 15
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Jun 28
Details
NOTE: This workshop is co-sponsored by the Second Generation of Chautauqua, also funded by NSF. Once registered here, you must also create an account at http://www.c2gen.org and sign up for this course. The workshop consists of interactive explorations and hands-on exercises from Monday morning through Wednesday afternoon. The content will explore new techniques, teaching materials, and applications using computational models in the undergraduate curriculum, but also adaptable for education courses. The workshop goal is to form collaborations between faculty from different disciplines so that they can learn to incorporate computational models into classroom and research projects to advance the use of computing in undergraduate science education, mathematics, and physical, life and social sciences to support inquiry-based learning. Instructors also will be available for consultation on Thursday for individual help on building specific models and for working on lesson plans ideas and implementations.
Workshop Url[http://www.c2gen.org]

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