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 Inquiry-based Learning Workshop

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Campus

April 6, 2019

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 FREE EVENT

*** Coffee, snacks, lunch and parking are included! ***

 

 

Introduction

The aim of this free, one-day Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) Workshop is to provide a forum for teachers of Pre-Calculus and Calculus courses at the college level.  Christinne von Renesse and Amy Ksir will facilitate this Inquiry Based Learning Workshop designed as a "hands-on" teaching and learning experience utilizing Inquiy Based Learning techniques to teach mathematics to students.  Calculus will be used as the case study for thd IBL workshop.  

Inquiry Based Learning Workshop

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Workshop Location

The workshop will take place in large, comfortable classrooms with technology creating and environment conducive for advanced learning, and is located in the College of Business on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University.  The Office Depot Center for Executive Education is an unrivaled, dedicated executive education and training facility specifically designed to create the most comfortable and conducive environment for advanced learning.

Florida Atlantic University 
College of Business 
777 Glades Rd. 
BU 86, Ste. 203 
Boca Raton, FL 33431 

Inquiry Based Learning Workshop Facilitators

amyksir

  Amy Ksir is a professor of mathematics at the United States Naval Academy, where she has been on the faculty since 2003.  She has taught a wide
  variety of courses using IBL in different formats, and has led several IBL workshops.  She is a leader of the Maryland - DC - Virginia IBL consortium, and the
  secretary and treasurer of the IBL SIGMAA.  

   
christinevonrenesse

Christine von Renesse uses open inquiry techniques in all of her teaching. Her passion for music and dancing has been woven into her teaching as part of her inquiry-based approach to mathematics for liberal arts classes, see www.artofmathematics.org. Christine has advanced degrees in Elementary Education and Mathematics from the Technical University Berlin, Germany and a Ph.D. in Computational Algebraic Geometry. She is now a full professor at Westfield State University and part of the leadership of New England IBL community. Christine is passionate about supporting faculty in reflecting on and adapting their teaching.

Tentative Schedule

     
8:30 am. REGISTRATION AND WELCOME Sean Stein Pavilion (outside BU 109)
     
9:00 am.-10:30 am.     Experiencing Inquiry as a Student

The workshop facilitators will model teaching with inquiry. Afterwards, we will reflect on the experience and identify inquiry teacher moves.

     
11:00 am.-12:00 pm. Assessment Strategies Using Meta goals to frame our thinking, we will brainstorm different assessment tools and how they connect to teaching with inquiry in a calculus class.
     
12:00-1:30 pm. Lunch Atlantic Dining Hall
     
1:30 pm.-3:00 pm.

Analyzing and Adapting Inquiry Materials

In this session, we will look at several inquiry-based calculus activities and compare them. Then we will think about why and how we may adapt them.

     
3:30 pm.-5:00 pm. Facilitate Whole Class Discussions

Using activities from calculus, we will practice how to predict solutions and mistakes, and use them to sequence and facilitate a whole class discussion.

Directions to Florida Atlantic University

From the North Palm Beach County area:

    1. Merge onto I-95 S toward Miami.

    2. Take the FL-808/Glades Rd exit (Exit 45).

    3. Keep left to take the ramp toward Florida Atlantic Univ/Palm Beach Comm College/Boca Raton.

    4. Turn left onto FL-808/Glades Rd.

    5. Head east on Glades Road.

    6. Turn left (Northbound) into the main entrance of the FAU campus.

    7. Continue heading Northbound on N. University Drive.

    8. N. University Drive will veer to the right.

    9. Turn right at the first traffic light.

    10. Park in the lot(s) either to your left or to your right.

From the South Broward County area:

  1. Merge onto I-95 S toward West Palm Beach.

  2. Take the FL-808/Glades Rd exit (Exit 45).

  3. Keep right to take the ramp toward Florida Atlantic Univ/Palm Beach Comm College/Boca Raton.

  4. Turn right onto FL-808/Glades Rd.

  5. Head east on Glades Road.

  6. Turn left (Northbound) into the main entrance of the FAU campus

  7. Continue heading Northbound on N. University Drive.

  8. N. University Drive will veer to the right.

  9. Turn right at the first traffic light.

  10. Park in the lot(s) either to your left or to your right.

Parking

Lot 7

Lot 4

For general inquiries please contact:

Burcu Tuncer Karabina:  mtuncerkarabina@fau.edu  

Maria Provost, mprovost@fau.edu 



Florida Atlantic University
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences
777 Glades Road, Science and Engineering Building (SE43)
Boca Raton, Florida, 33431


Last modified: 2018.04.12