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A Workshop Agenda MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2008 8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Welcome & Introductions Workshop Organizers: Mark J. Cardillo, Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation William F. Carroll, Occidental Chemical Corporation Alex Harris, Brookhaven National Laboratory Session 1: What Are the Major and General Issues in High School Chemistry Education? State of Science—Chemical Education 8:15 a.m. STEM Education Overview What are the national indicators of student performance and teacher quality? Kathryn D. Sullivan, Vice Chair of the National Science Board and Director, Battelle Center for Mathematics & Science Education Policy. 9:15 a.m. Importance of Teachers What influences high school student performance and interest in pursuing STEM (and chemistry in particular) degrees? Robert H. Tai, University of Virginia On the Frontlines—Teaching High School Chemistry 10:30 a.m. National Perspective Gerald Wheeler, National Science Teachers Association 11:00 a.m. State Perspective Roxie Allen, Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas (ACT2) 43
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44 APPENDIX A 11:30 a.m. Teacher Panel—Local Perspectives Caryn Galatis, Thomas A. Edison High School, Virginia Brian J. Kennedy, Thomas Jefferson High School for S&T, Virginia Kiara Delle Hargrove, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, Maryland Session 2: Who Is Doing What with Respect to High School Chemistry Education (and How Is Effectiveness Measured?) Publicly Funded Programs 1:15 p.m. National Institutes of Health Anthony Beck, Division for Clinical Research Resources, National Center for Research L. Resources 1:45: p.m. National Science Foundation Katherine Covert, Chemistry Division Joan Prival, Division of Undergraduate Education 2:15 p.m. Department of Energy-Academies Creating Teacher Scientists Jeffery Dilks, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists 2:45 p.m. National Laboratory Perspective Kenneth White, Office of Educational Opportunity, Brookhaven National Laboratory Chair: Mark Cardillo, Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation 3:30 p.m. ChemEd Conferences Irwin Talesnick, Queens University, Canada 4:00 p.m. University of Pennsylvania Science Teacher Institute Constance Blasie and Michael Klein, University of Pennsylvania 4:30 p.m. AirUCI Summer Workshop for Teachers Sergey Nizkorodov, University of California-Irvine 5:00 p.m. “Terrific Science” 25 Years of Outreach in Chemical Education A summary of what works, what doesn’t, and how we know. Gil Pacey, Miami University Poster Session: Sampling of Teacher Outreach Programs (invited and contributed) 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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APPENDIX A 45 TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2008 8:00 a.m. Welcome Session 3: Who Is Doing What with Respect to High School Chemistry Education (and How Is Effectiveness Measured?) Privately Funded Programs 8:15 a.m. A Corporate Perspective Bridget McCourt, Bayer Corporation, Making Science Make Sense 8:45 a.m. A Foundation Perspective Bryce Hach, Hach Scientific Foundation 9:15 a.m. What Are Foundations Doing? Sandra Laursen, University of Colorado 9:45 a.m. What Are Nonprofit Organizations Doing? Reeny D. Davison ASSET (Achieving Student Success Through Excellence in Teaching) Inc./ Science: It’s Elementary 10:30 a.m. Patricia M. Soochan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute 11:00 a.m. Workshop Wrap-up with the “Action” Panel William F. Carroll, Moderator • Joan Prival, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education • Mary M. Kirchhoff, American Chemical Society • Penny J. Gilmer, National Association for Research in Science Teaching • Gerald Wheeler, National Association of Science Teachers • Hai-Lung Dai, Temple University 12:00 p.m. Workshop Adjourns