2011 Teaching Case Studies in Science Summer Workshop: Registration Begins February 1st

This workshop might be of interest to some of you …


Presented by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

Workshop Dates: May 16-20, 2011
Workshop Location: University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Registration Fee: $800

REGISTRATION PROCESS: Registration will open at 12:00 p.m. EST on February 1st, on our website (see URL below) and will remain open until the workshop is filled (limit 35 people). We encourage you to submit your registration as early as possible starting on 2/1/11.

WORKSHOP CONTENT: We have found the case study method to be a powerful pedagogical technique for teaching science because it humanizes science and effectively illustrates scientific methodology and values. Moreover, since many of the best cases are based on contemporary science problems featured in the news, the use of cases in the classroom makes science relevant to students.

Our five-day workshop focuses on training science faculty (all levels) to teach with case studies, to write their own cases, and to assess their students’ learning
with cases. During the final two days of the workshop, all participants are required to teach a case before a student audience using a case they have developed during the workshop. In addition, workshop participants are expected to produce a case study within six months of the workshop for our national, peer-reviewed case collection.

Past workshops have included faculty from biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, computer science, mathematics, geology, psychology, anthropology, nursing,
science education, dentistry, engineering, medicine, and other science-related disciplines.

APPLICATION: Open enrollment through registration on a first-to-register, first-to-pay basis, limited to 35 people.

COST: $800, which includes all workshop sessions, materials and meals (beginning with breakfast Monday through lunch Friday). Participants must
arrange and pay for their own travel and lodging. We have arranged for reduced price lodging at a conveniently located hotel: Ramada Hotel & Conference Center: $69.00 per night for double bedded queen room.

WEBSITE: Detailed information about the workshop, including online registration and housing options, will be available on February 1st at: http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/training/workshops/

WORKSHOP DIRECTOR: Workshop Director Clyde F. (Kipp) Herreid is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at
the University at Buffalo. He has conducted numerous workshops around the country on case method teaching, team learning, and problem-based learning. He is the author of a column on case studies regularly featured in the Journal of College Science Teaching and directs the work of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.

QUESTIONS: Please contact our workshop coordinator, Carolyn Wright, at nccsts or at 716-645-4900.

About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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