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2010 Summer Meeting

2010 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 17-21, 2010
Portland, Oregon

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Designing a Diagnostic Learning Environment: A Workshop for Teacher Educators
  Location: Neuberger Hall 375
  Date: Sunday, Jul.18
  Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $35.00
Nonmember: $60.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Teacher Preparation
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Research in Physics Education
  Leader(s): Stamatis Vokos,
  Co-Leader(s): Stamatis Vokos, Hunter Close
  Description All students are capable of constructing scientific understanding. To support a Diagnostic Learning Environment, teachers must establish a classroom culture where initial and evolving student ideas are an essential part of instruction. In a Diagnostic Learning Environment, teachers elicit student ideas, use flexible teaching strategies, and perform ongoing assessments of student learning to guide instructional decisions. In this workshop we will study artifacts of student thinking in order to better understand the experiences, ideas, and intellectual resources from which learners can construct a personally owned scientific model. We will discuss how beliefs about learners and learning influence attitudes toward formative assessment. We will use classroom video to study efforts to informally assess student ideas and examine the efficacy of resulting instructional interventions. In addition, participants will learn about the Diagnoser Project's free tools to help diagnose precollege student thinking and inform instruction. Participants are invited to bring their own laptop.
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