Saturday, November 10

All Sessions are held in Section C of the Denver Convention Complex unless otherwise noted.

1:00 - 4:00pm
Holiday Inn
Check-in and welcome by Education staff

1:00 - 4:00pm
Denver Convention Complex
Conference registration
Required for all participants

2:00 - 4:00pm
Laptop Boot Camp: Orientation and laptop setup, software registration
Required for all participants

4:00 - 5:00pm
Windows 2000 overview, software registration
Required for all participants

5:00 - 6:00pm
Plenary Session:
Introduce staff, expectations, fill out personal information on website
Required for all participants

6:00 - 8:00pm
Education Program reception for teachers and committee

Sunday, November 11

9:00 - 9:45am
Teacher registration (continued)
Only for those who did not register Saturday

9:00 - 10:00am
Laptop Boot Camp and Windows 2000 Overview
Only for those who did not register Saturday

9:45 - 10:15am
Break

10:15 - 11:00am
Welcome and Announcements
Opening Session

11:00am - 12:30pm
Introduction to Computational Science, Mathematical Modeling and Visualization:
Computational science is the process of doing science with the aid of computer-based simulation, modeling, and visualization technologies. This introduction will present the role of computation in scientific method and discovery, the process of computational science, and the modeling and visualization tools used by scientists.

12:30 - 1:30pm
Luncheon for Education Program

1:30 - 3:00pm
Hands-on Computational Modeling using Stella:
Instructors in this session will demonstrate the process of computational modeling using Stella modeling software. Participants will have opportunities to modify models on their own computer.

3:00 - 3:30pm
Break

4:00 - 5:00pm
Hands-on Scientific Visualization

5:00 - 6:00pm
Overview and Requirements of Curriculum Module Development:
Instructors will present the process of developing curriculum modules that incorporate the use of simulation, modeling, and visualization.

6:00 - 7:00pm
Open Lab
Optional

7:00pm
Education Program and Exhibitor Reception

Monday, November 12

During each of the Modeling Sessions (Modeling Part I, II, and III) participants will be divided into smaller groups with each group rotating through the featured modeling tools: Stella, Excel, and Mathematica. During these sessions, participants will receive basic instruction on the use of the tool and how to build several models using that tool.

Stella is software for model building and simulation. "Students use the software to render, then test, their mental models of everything from how a bowl of soup cools to how a galaxy expands." (High Performance Systems, http://www.hps-inc.com/edu/stella/stella.htm)

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet software application. With the aid of Excel's library of functions and data manipulation tools, many kinds of mathematical models can be constructed. A featured example of a scientific model using Excel will be the Bowfin project, which demonstrates physics principles of submarines. (Microsoft Corporation, http://www.microsoft.com/office)

Mathematica is a sophisticated mathematical modeling and visualization software application. "It is famous for its high-quality, three-dimensional graphics, its ability to handle arbitrary-precision arithmetic, [and] its symbolic-processing abilities." (Ian Sammis, MacAddict; December 1, 1999), (Wolfram Research, http://www.wolfram.com)

8:00 - 9:00am
Plenary Session:
Reminder of expectations, requirements, sample module from SC2000 Program, assignment of mentors, and reminder of goals for Monday sessions

9:00am - noon
Mathematical Modeling Part I (select one session)
ExcelMath
ExcelPhysics
StellaEnvironmental Science
StellaChemistry
MathematicaBiology
MathematicaMath

10:00 - 10:30am
Break

Noon - 1:00pm
Lunch

1:00 - 4:00pm
Mathematical Modeling Part II (select one session)
ExcelEnvironmental Science
ExcelBiology
StellaPhysics
StellaMath
MathematicaChemistry
MathematicaMath

2:30 - 3:00pm
Break

4:15 - 5:00pm
Developing Curriculum Modules:
Instructors will present the requirements and goals for developing the team curriculum modules including integration across curriculum and sample modules from SC2000. Teams will continue discussing their team module.

5:00 - 5:45pm
Leadership Session

5:45 - 7:00pm
Team Meetings/Open Lab

7:00pm
Exhibit Hall
Gala Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 13

8:30 - 10:00am
Conference Keynote Address

10:00 - 10:30am
Break

10:30 - 11:00am
Plenary Session

11:00am - noon
Modeling Part III (select one session)
ExcelChemistry
ExcelMath
StellaBiology
StellaMath
MathematicaPhysics
MathematicaEnvironmental Science

Noon - 1:00pm
Luncheon for Education Program

1:00 - 2:30pm
Modeling Part III (continued)
Same as above

2:30 - 5:00pm
Team Meetings/Open Lab
Exhibit Hall Guided Tours

2:30 - 3:00pm
Break

5:00 - 7:00pm
Dinner (on your own)

7:00 - 9:00pm
Team Meetings/Open Lab

Wednesday, November 14

8:00 - 8:30am
Plenary Session

8:30 - 10:00am
Assessment Rubrics and Curriculum Integration:
In this session, instructors and participants will discuss the interdisciplinary nature of curriculum modules, introduce the process for loading modules into a database for web access, and present an overview of the assessment procedure for collecting evidence of student learning and teacher professional growth.

10:00 - 10:30am
Break

10:30am - noon
Scientist/Special Group Breakout Sessions

Chemistry
Math
Physics
Biology
Environmental Science
GirlTECH, a teacher professional development program, attacks the problem of girls' under-use of computers with a two-week program that first makes teachers aware of the under representation of women in IT, then promotes strategies for teachers to encourage girls to become part of the IT workforce.
Administrator Session

Noon - 1:00pm
Luncheon for Education Program

1:00 - 2:30pm
Scientist/Special Group Breakouts

2:30 - 3:00pm
Break

3:00 - 5:00pm
Open Lab/Team Meetings
Exhibit Floor Tours

5:00 - 7:00pm
Dinner (on your own)

7:00 - 9:00pm
Open Lab

Thursday, November 15

8:00 - 9:00am
Outreach/Mentoring Goals:
This session will present leadership opportunities and strategies for outreach to other teachers as well as procedures for follow-up during future monthly sessions

9:00 - 10:00am
Module Presentations

10:00 - 10:30am
Break

10:30am - noon
Module Presentations

Noon - 1:00pm
Lunch

1:00 - 1:30pm
Module Presentations

1:30 - 2:00pm
Education Program Evaluation
Wrap - up

The National Computational Science Leadership Program will continue to focus on assisting teachers who are prepared to utilize computational science to enhance science and math education and to share this knowledge and expertise with other teachers. If you are a high school math or science teacher and are interested in finding out more about this unique program visit the SC2001 Education Program website: sc2001.org/education.

Questons: education@sc2001.org