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KU Community: Brown Bag Seminars


  • April 23, 2007: Teaching Scientific Argumentation in Middle School Science
    Materials: Flyer


  • October 18, 2006: A Sample of Best Practices in University Lower Division Science Education
    Materials: Flyer | PowerPoint


  • August 22, 2006: Attracting Gifted and Talented Students into Science and Engineering Courses
    Materials: Flyer


  • April 19, 2006: Creating Collaborative Evaluation Communities
    An NSF effort to evaluate best practice in elementary math and science education.
    Materials: Flyer (pdf) :: PowerPoint


  • March 28, 2006: The Prototype Plume Busters Software: A New Tool for Computer-Assisted Instruction
    Dr. Allen Macfarlane, Kansas Geological Survey scientist, will demonstrate and guide participants through the usage of Plume Busters, an interactive software that allows participants to take on the role of an environmental consultant and apply the principles of ground-water flow and well hydraulics to solve a simulated contamination problem.
    Materials:


  • February 20, 2006: Stereoscopic Displays
    Can stereoscopic imaging improve comprehension in the Physical Sciences and Geographic Education?
    Presenters: Matt Dunbar, Dr. Terry Slocum, Dr. Steve Egbert
    Materials: Flyer (pdf)


  • January 18, 2006: China - Research and Education Opportunities
    This seminar reflects the Center’s efforts to involve scientists, science educators and education specialists from many units on the Lawrence campus in an interdisciplinary collaborative venture to improve science education at KU and throughout the state of Kansas, and contribute to scholarship in science education on a national and international level.
    Presenters: Dr. Dennis Lane, Dr. Steven Case, Carrie Hohl
    Materials: Flyer (pdf) :: PowerPoint (pps) :: Audio Stream (mp3)


  • May 10, 2005: Personal Response Systems
    Personal Response Systems engage students in classroom discourse and questioning using technology to promote accountability - any curriculum, anytime.
    Presenter: Dr. Phil Baringer
    Materials: Flyer :: Powerpoint (pps)


  • April 20, 2005: The Kansas Science Standards
    A review of the development of the Kansas Science Standards by the writing committee co-chairperson, Dr. Steve Case.
    Presenter: Dr. Steven Case
    Materials: Flyer (pdf) :: Powerpoint (pps)