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OMnI/Shodor Workshop 6/7/2010

Notes and videos taken by various people during the event.

outline of event:

June 7-11, 2010

Workshop Schedule


presented under the auspices of the
Instructor Team:
Bob Panoff, Director, Shodor Educational Foundation
Dan Warner, Department of Mathematics, Clemson University
Clyde Metz, Department of Chemistry, College of Charleston
Jim Ellenson, (OC alum), Department of Chemistry (adjunct), North Carolina Central University

All sessions will be held in Science Center A 254 and A 255

The workshop will run daily from 8:30 - 4:30, and be comprised of four 90 minute sessions each day, with an hour for lunch and half-hour breaks between the two morning and afternoon sessions. Refreshments will be available during the morning and afternoon breaks. The precise schedule for Thursday and Friday will be determined during the final session on Wednesday, but will include time for participants to work on their projects.

Monday, June 7

  8:30 - 10:00
Introduction to computational science and interactive models
   Using models to teach and explore;
10:00 - 10:30
 Break
10:30 - 12:00
Using existing resources; ranges of expectations
12:00 -  1:30
 Lunch
  1:30 -  3:00
 Examples of modeling pedagogy:
    how to teach with models;
    why use models?
  3:00 -  3:30
 Break
  3:30 -  5:00
 Examples, continued
  5:00 -  6:00
 Wrap-up and lab session

Tuesday, June  8

  8:30 - 10:00
 Systems thinking
10:00 - 10:30
 Break
10:30 - 12:00
 Systems thinking (cont'd)  - bad video of presentation
12:00 -  1:30
 Lunch
  1:30 -  2:30
 Agent models
  3:00 -  3:30
 Break
  3:30 -  5:00
 Agent models (cont'd)
  5:00 -  6:00
 Wrap-up and lab session

Wednesday, June 9

  8:30 - 10:00
 Dynamic modeling with Excel
10:00 - 10:30
 Break
10:30 - 12:00
 Dealing with data
12:00 -  1:30
 Lunch
  1:30 -  3:00
 Modeling with mathematical software: Sage   - video of presentation
  3:00 -  3:30
 Break
  3:30 -  5:00
 Matching models and modeling
  5:00 -  6:00
 Wrap-up and lab session

Thursday, June 10 and Friday, June 11

Thursday and Friday will be organized during the final session on Wednesday. The schedule will include special topics, a demonstration of the Nova modeling system, advanced features of the software systems introduced during the first part of the week, and time for participants to work on their projects.
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