Spring 2019 Meeting - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

March 16th, 2019 - Full Program (PDF)

We are pleased to welcome Ed Prather! 

Dr. Edward E. Prather is a Professor in the Department of Astronomy, at the University of Arizona (UA). Ed is the Executive Director of the Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) at UA. His research focuses on investigating the teaching and learning of topics in STEM. Ed and his collaborators have conducted numerous research studies to uncover students' conceptual, reasoning and problem solving difficulties over a wide array of physical science topics taught in astronomy, astrobiology, physics, geoscience and planetary science. The results from these studies have informed the development of innovative active-learning instructional strategies shown to intellectually engage learners and significantly improve their understandings, problem solving abilities and self efficacy related to learning about science. 

Dr. Prather will deliver the keynote address on Saturday entitled “Re-Thinking Astronomy and Physics Education: Lessons Learned from Two Decades of Experiments on College-Level Teaching and Learning.”

Program Overview

Location: Sessions and workshops will take place in West Hall on U of M’s Main Campus: 1085 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Registration: Registration cost is $10 per meeting.  Students and first-time attendees, though, may attend free of charge. 

Parking: Please consult the following URL for a parking map: https://ltp.umich.edu/maps/central_south.pdf
Parking rates are hourly and run $1.60 per hour for lot parking and $1.20 per hour for structures

Lunch: We will be catering lunch from Jerusalem Garden. Lunch will be $10 per person.
Hotels: For those who wish to stay overnight for the meeting, a few suggestions for lodgings:
  •  Graduate Ann Arbor - walking distance
  •  Ann Arbor B&B - walking distance
  •  Bell Tower Hotel - walking distance
  •  Holiday Inn - driving distance
  •  Hampton Inn - driving distance

Program Schedule

 7:30 – 8:10 am Registration/Morning refreshments
340 West Hall
Meeting fee:  $10.00 (FREE for students and first-time attendees)
 8:10 – 8:20 am Call to order and welcome
340 West Hall
Taoufik Nadji, Interlochen Arts Academy – MIAAPT President
Opening Remarks from Dr. David Gerdes, Chair of UM Physics Dept.
 8:20 – 11:00 am Contributed Presentations I
340 West Hall
10:50 - 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am – 12:00 pmKeynote Address
340 West Hall
12:00 – 1:00 pmLunch (Jerusalem Garden) 
337 West Hall
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Workshop I (concurrent with afternoon session)
411 West Hall
Getting Our Students to Work in Every Class—From Fast-Paced Feedback Techniques to Facilitating Collaborative Quantitative Problem Solving
Ed Prather, University of Arizona
1:00 – 1:20 pmPoster Presentations
Hallway Between 337 and 340 West Hall
1:20 – 2:05 pm Contributed Presentations II
340 West Hall
2:05 – 2:35 pmBusiness Meeting
340 West Hall
Taoufik Nadji (Interlochen Arts Academy) – MIAAPT President
2:35 - 3:20 pm Lab Tours
Meet outside 340 West Hall
Ramón Torres-Isea
2:35 – 4:35 pm
Workshops II
335 West Hall
3:45 pm  Adjournment

Steve Dickie,
Mar 16, 2019, 1:27 AM