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The IDEAS Institute 2005-2006. Janice Koch Ph.D. Director Board Meeting Nov 30, 2006. Events in 2005 and 2006. 10 Free Public Lectures 13 Workshops for teachers Eight on site workshops; One at the AMNH Four Field trips Three in New York State One week long trip to Wyoming.

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  1. The IDEAS Institute2005-2006 Janice Koch Ph.D. Director Board Meeting Nov 30, 2006

  2. Events in 2005 and 2006 • 10 Free Public Lectures • 13 Workshops for teachers • Eight on site workshops; One at the AMNH • Four Field trips • Three in New York State • One week long trip to Wyoming

  3. Lectures for the Online Public • Providing lectures through the IDEAS web site: • Continuing the tradition begun in the Spring of 2005, Ron Chalmers has made the IDEAS public lectures available on the IDEAS web site. Thus far, there is a total of SIX past IDEAS lectures available on the web at • http://www.Hofstra.edu/IDEAS/ /IDEAS_Pastvideos.cfm

  4. Collaborations • Donations to IDEAS made possible the free public showing of the IMAX movie…Aliens of the Deep at the Cradle of Aviation; Joining us was Maya Tolstoy. • A Scholar-in-Residence grant from the Provost’s Office made possible our work with Dr. Rob De Salle at the AMNH.

  5. Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) www.sencer.net • National Center for Science and Civic Engagement is a national initiative of NSF; • Bringing faculty teams to San Jose, CA for four days of workshops and conversation designed to promote undergraduate science education experiences that engage college students in local and global connections to their work.

  6. Upcoming Spring 2007 lecture on Scientific Controversies • Jay Labov- National Academy of Sciences • EVOLUTION • Global Warming/Climate Change • Stem Cells • “Values Influencing” Pharmaceuticals • What Constitutes Science- NOS

  7. Upcoming Workshop on Pedagogy and Assessment • Barbara Tewksbury, Geology Professor, Hamilton College addresses: • Meaningful Goals • Making Connections • Creating Community • Requiring Accountability

  8. SENCER Sub-Awards • Initiatives from Hofstra for 2006-2007 • SENCERizing the Introductory Geology Course • Sponsoring free public lectures through the IDEAS Institute www.hofstra.edu/IDEAS • First Year Cluster Course on environmental geology and natural hazards

  9. 2007 scheduled events • Internet Safety Lecture • Archaeology of Slavery and Freedom with the CCE • Evolution of human sexual differences-Biology Scholar-in-Residence • Parenting in a bug’s Life

  10. 2007 Professional Development • Name that Rock! • Teacher-as-Researcher • Scientific controversies in the classroom • New York State Geology field trip • Evolution in Action • Field Geology IN Hawaii