With funding provided by the National Science Foundation through the XSEDE program, with additional funds from NCSI, there is no fee to attend any NCSI/XSEDE workshop this year.
Meals and breaks during workshop hours will be provided to all participants (other meals typically not provided).
While most participants are expected to be within commuting distance of the workshop location, a limited number of spaces in each workshop will be available for those traveling to a workshop from a greater distance and who would need housing. For those accepted to a workshop, this housing (double occupancy) will be provided at no cost to the participant. Those requesting single occupancy will be responsible for the difference.
Subject to funding, a limited number of travel scholarships may also be available as reimbursements for receipted travel to more distant faculty interested in attending the workshops. The scholarships will provide partial or full reimbursement of travel costs to and from the workshops. Preference will be given to faculty from institutions that are formally engaged with the XSEDE education program and to those who can provide some matching travel funds. Recipients are expected to be present for the full workshop. Those interested in a travel scholarship should complete the scholarship application, which can be submitted after you apply for the workshop and is available from the page where you review your application.
All other incidental expenses will be paid by participants.
Computing MATTERS: Inquiry-Based Science and Mathematics Enhanced by Computational Thinking
The workshop will focus on inquiry-based learning enhanced by computational thinking with content and practice to assist faculty to incorporate modeling and simulation at all levels from mobile devices, laptops, desktops, and –as needed– to high performance computing. The workshop will expose faculty to the basics of computational thinking, including modeling and simulation, with special emphasis on exploring topics that complement each other in math, engineering, and physical, life, and social science. Materials for the workshop are drawn from National Science Digital Library (NSDL), in particular Shodor’s extensive Interactivate collection of lessons, discussions, activities, and supporting materials, modeling software and curriculum, and other resources aligned with Common Core and various state standards. The workshop is aimed at faculty teaching the introductory courses for both majors, gen-ed, and pre-service teachers.
May 16 - May 18
Oklahoma State University OSU
Holly Hirst, Clyde Metz and Bob Panoff
Register at https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/475/session/958. If you do not have an XSEDE Portal Account, you will be asked to create one before registering.
Teams from past LittleFe Buildout events will bring their LittleFe/BCCD units to a workshop to share ideas and best practices for developing new curriculum in a "Buildout-style" assembly of new curriculum modules. We would like you and a colleague or student working directly with you on LittleFe/BCCD curriculum or classroom use to attend as a team, but this is not a requirement.
Jun 20 - Jun 22
Mohammad Mobeen Ludin, Skylar Thompson and Aaron Weeden
Register at https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/474/session/957. If you do not have an XSEDE Portal Account, you will be asked to create one before registering.