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Draft Schedule of EPO 1-Hour Workshops, Special Interest Groups, and 10-Minute Orals (pdf)
(preliminary, subject to change)

List of EPO Poster Papers (pdf)

Draft Schedule of Cosmos 1-Hour Workshops and Special Interest Groups (pdf)
(preliminary, subject to change)

List of Cosmos Poster Papers (pdf)

1. Plenary Talks
2. Cosmos Workshops
3. EPO Workshops
4. Cosmos Special Interest Group Discussions
5. EPO Special Interest Group Discussions


Plenary Sessions

Monday, August 2

8:45 am: Introductory Panel: EPO and Astro 101: Shotgun Wedding, Marriage of Convenience, or Meaningful Relationship? -- Emily CoBabe-Ammann (Chair, NASA SMD Working Group on Higher Education) and Edward Prather (U. of Arizona) [moderated by Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College)]

1:15 pm: Cosmos: Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Teaching -- Steven Pollock (U. of Colorado):

1:15 pm: EPO: Earth and Space Science K-12 Frameworks and Standards: Panel moderated by Dennis Schatz (Pacific Science Center)

7:30 pm: Nontechnical public talk on "Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe" by Alex Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley)

Tuesday, August 3

8:30 am: Teach to the Stars: How People Learn Science -- Peter Hewson (U. of Wisconsin)

1:15 pm: Cosmos: The Day We Found the Universe: The Little Known History of How We Came to Understand the Expanding Universe -- Marcia Bartusiak (Winner, 2010 Klumpke-Roberts Award)

1:15 pm: EPO: Citizen Science Across the Disciplines: Panel moderated by Rick Fienberg (American Astronomical Society)

Wednesday, August 4

8:30 am: A World of Change: Climate Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow -- Susan Solomon (NOAA)

4:15 pm: To be Arranged

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Cosmos Workshops

1. Janelle Bailey (U. of Nevada, Las Vegas): Using Concept Inventories to Gauge Student Understanding in Astronomy

2. Jeffrey Bennett (U. of Colorado): Mastering Astronomy: On-line Homework to Build Student Understanding

3. Matt Bobrowsky (U. of Maryland), Bernard Beck-Winchatz (DePaul U.) & Jennifer Birriel (Morehead State U.): Demonstrations for Astronomy Classes and Public Outreach

4. David Bruning (U. of Wisconsin, Parkside): Teaching Your First Astro 101 Course: What They Don't Tell You

5. Adrienne Carr (Ohio Dept. of Ed.) & Lauren Monowar-Jones (Columbus State CC): Connecting Astronomy 101 with K-12 Science Standards

6. Neil Comins (U. of Maine): The "What If" Workshop

7. Michael Dubson & Douglas Duncan (U. of Colorado): What Works and What Fails when Using "Clickers" or Colored Cards to Engage Students and Increase their Learning?

8. Douglas Duncan & Leilani Arthurs (U. of Colorado): A Successful (and Fun) Curriculum for Teaching Students to Think Scientifically and Better Understand their Own Thinking and Learning

9. Rica French (MiraCosta Coll) & Kevin Lee (U. of Nebraska): Engaging Students with ClassAction (CAE/CATS Workshop)

10. George Greenstein: How Can We Lead our Non-science Students to Think Critically and Creatively?

11. Beth Hufnagel (Anne Arundel CC): Innovative Strategies for Empowering Your Students to Become Active, Responsible Learners

12. Kristine Larsen (Central Connecticut State U.): "In the Beginning": Using Creation Myths in the Astronomy Classroom

13. Kevin Lee (U. of Nebraska) & Rica French (Mira Costa Coll): Engaging Students with Simulations in the Classroom (CAE/CATS Workshop)

14. Patrick Len (Cuesta Coll.): Old Ideas, New Technologies--Harnessing the Power of Web 2.0 Resources for the Weary Instructor

15. Dan Lyons, Mark Reiser, Timothy Slater & Stephanie Slater (U. of Wyoming): Get Out From Behind the Podium: Creating Your Own Lecture-Tutorial-Style Activities that Work!

16. Richard McCray (U. of Colorado): Simulations for Learning Astronomical Phenomena

17. Lauren Monowar-Jones (Columbus State Coll.): Using Observational Exercises in Online Astronomy 101 Courses

18. David Morrison (NASA Ames) & Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill Coll.): Dealing with Cosmophobia and Doomsday 2012

19. Cherilynn Morrow (Georgia State U.) & Michael Zawaski (Front Range CC): Using Kinesthetic Learning Techniques with College Students to Improve Understanding of Spatially Rich Topics Such as Seasons and Milankovitch Cycles

20. Peter Newbury (U. of British Columbia): Concept Mapping in Astro 101

21. Valerie Otero, Steve Pollock, and Laurie Langdon (U. of Colorado): Transforming Astronomy Education Using Learning Assistants

22. Bruce Patridge & Nick Vechik (Haverford Coll): Dime-Store Space Curvature

23. Kathy Perkins, Michael Dubson & Douglas Duncan (U. of Colorado): Exploring Easy and Effective Ways to Use PhET’s Web-based Interactive Simulations in Your Astronomy Course

24. Carolyn Petersen (Loch Ness Prod.): You Can Create a Podcast/Vodcast

25. Edward Prather & Gina Brissenden (U. of Arizona): Engaging Students with Think-Pair-Share: Conceptual Questions to Increase Learning Beyond Lecture (CAE/CATS Workshop)

26. Edward Prather & Gina Brissenden (U. of Arizona): How to Engineer Learning Sequences that Motivate Students to Learn what We Want Them to Know (CAE/CATS Workshop)

27. Edward Prather & Gina Brissenden (U. of Arizona): Engaging Students with Lecture-Tutorials: Collaborative Learning Activities to Increase Understanding Beyond Lecture (CAE/CATS Workshop)

28. Edward Prather & Gina Brissenden (U. of Arizona): Engaging Students with Pencil-and-Paper and Computer-Delivered Ranking Tasks: Quantitative Reasoning Activities that Increase Learning (CAE/CATS Workshop)

29. Travis Rector & Andrew Puckett (U. of Alaska), Ana Larson (U. of Washington) & Caty Pilachowski (Indiana U.): Doing Authentic Scientific Research in the Classroom with Spectroscopy

30. Nick Schneider & Fran Bagenal (U. of Colorado) & David Grinspoon (Denver Mus. Of Nature & Science): Tips and Tools for Teaching Planetary Science

31. Harry Shipman (U. of Delaware): Astronomy as the Core Element for Interdisciplinary Courses

32. Seth Shostak (SETI Institute) & Jeffrey Bennett (U. of Colorado): Getting Science to the Non-Scientists: Teaching an Astrobiology Course

33. Stephanie Slater, Timothy Slater & Dan Lyons (U. of Wyoming), P.E. Robinson (Westchester CC) & Kendra Sibbernsen (Metropolitan CC): An Introduction to Backwards Faded Scaffolding in the ASTRO 101 Laboratory Course

34. Robert Sparks, Stephen Pompea & Constance Walker (NOAO): Integrating the Galileoscope into the College Classroom

35. Mary Urquhart (U. of Texas, Dallas), Manuel Mon & Angela Osterman Meyer (Florida Gulf Coast U.): Challenges and Strategies of Lunar Phases in Introductory Astronomy: The Use of “Mental Model Building" Methodology and Scaffolding Tools in Teaching Lunar Phases

36. Constance Walker, Stephen Pompea & Robert Sparks (NOAO): Astronomy Meets the Environmental Sciences: Using GLOBE at Night Data

37. Colin Wallace (U. of Colorado) & Edward Prather (U. of Arizona): Engaging Students with Cosmology Lecture-Tutorials (CAE/CATS Workshop)

38. Gareth Wynn-Williams (U. of Hawaii): Stealth Physics 101: How to Teach Students Important Bits of Physics under the Guise of Teaching them Astronomy.

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EPO Workshops

Marni Berendsen & Jessica Santascoy (Astronomical Society of the Pacific): Video Tips for Worry-Free Informal Presentations

Sanlyn Buxner, Matthew Wenger & Erin Dokter (University of Arizona): Exploring Assessment Tools for Research and Evaluation in Astronomy Education and Outreach

Brian Campbell (SAIC / NASA GSFC): Know Your Earth: A Fun Multi-Mission, Multi-Media View of NASA Earth-Observing Satellites and Global Climate Change.

Adrienne Carr (Ohio Department of Education) & Lauren V. Monowar-Jones (Columbus State Community College): Connecting NASA Research with K-12 Science Education and a Possible Future Common Core

Doris Daou (NASA Lunar Science Institute) & Jaclyn Allen (NASA JSC): Highlighting the Moon: Using Lunar Education Resources to Enhance K-12 STEM Education for Classrooms and Science Centers

John Ensworth & Theresa Schwerin (The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies): NASA SMD Earth and Space Science Education Product Review

Lisa Gardiner, Roberta Johnson, Sandra Henderson & Randy Russell (UCAR): Activities Helping Students Explore the Science of Climate and Ways to Take Action for the Health of the Planet

Alan Gould (Lawrence Hall of Science - UC Berkeley), Edna Devore & Pamela Harman (SETI Institute): Graphing, Gravity, and Kepler's Laws -- Activities from NASA's Kepler Mission EPO

Janice Harvey, Peter Michaud & Rich Valcourt (Gemini Observatory): Live From Gemini, Expanding the Walls of the Classroom Globally

Brooke Hsu, Lora Bleacher (NASA-GSFC-SSAI) Doris Daou & Brian Day (NASA-ARC): 2010 National Observe the Moon Night

Linda Khandro (Shoreline Community College): Geologic Time and the Evolution of Life: A Scale Model for the Classroom

Sandra Laursen (University of Colorado at Boulder) & Annette Brickley (Challenger Learning Centers): "A Scientist Has Many Things to Do": EPO Strategies that Focus on the Processes of Science

Larry Lebofsky (Univ. of Arizona and Planetary Science Institute), Michelle L. Higgins (Sahuaro Girl Scout Council), Donald W. McCarthy (Univ. of Arizona), and Nancy Lebofsky: A Portable/Traveling Human Orrery

Daniel Lyons, Tim Slater, Stephanie Slater (University of Wyoming, CAPER Team) & Janice Harvey (Gemini Observatory): Building Space Pods -- A "Get-Dirty" Hands-On Workshop

Mark McCaffrey, Susan Buhr (CIRES - University of Colorado at Boulder), Tamara Ledley (TERC), Frank Niepold (NOAA) & Anne Gold (CU Boulder): Climate Change Education as a Presidential Priority: Lessons from the Climate Literacy Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

Patrick McQuillan (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS): More Than Just Crossing Circles: Overhaul Your Earthquake Location Exercise Using Easily Accessible Online Seismic Data

Milan Mijic, Tony Longson & Eun Young Elaine Kang (California State University Los Angeles): Computer Animations and Computer Games as Tools for Public Science Education

David Morrison (SETI Institute) & Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College): Dealing with Public Fears of Doomsday 2012

Erika Reinfeld, Mary Dussault (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Margaret Glass (Association of Science-Technology Centers) & Frank Sienkiewicz (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics): Astrophotography for All: Capturing the Colorful Cosmos with Online Telescopes

John Ristvey (McREL) & Joe Wise (New Roads School): Investigating Asteroids: Past, Present, Future -- NASA's Dawn Mission

Randy Russell & Roberta Johnson, (Windows to the Universe, National Earth Science Teachers Association): Radiation Storm vs. The Magnetic Shield: Superheroes of Magnetism & Space Weather Education

Dennis Schatz (Pacific Science Center): “Surrounded by Science”: Improve Your Practice by Exploring What Research Says About Learning Science in Informal Environments

Stephanie Shipp (Lunar and Planetary Institute), Lindsay Bartolone, Nancy Ross Dribin (Adler Planetarium), Pamela Gay (Southern Illinois University) & Aleya Van Doren (ADNET Systems / Goddard Space Flight Center): u *can* diy! Using Social Media in Science Education and Public Outreach Programs to Connect with Audiences

Laura Venner (William D. McDowell Observatory): Accessible Astronomy: Using Universal Instructional Design to Teach Astronomy to Individuals with Varying Abilities.

Constance Walker, Robert T. Sparks, and Stephen M. Pompea (National Optical Astronomy Observatory): Astronomy Meets the Environmental Sciences: Activities for Informal and Formal Educational Settings

Elizabeth Wallace (Giraffe 'n' Ant Productions aka StarryTelling) and Dallas Taylor (Defacto Sound): I'm a StarryTeller! Engage Your Outreach Audience through Their Own Sky Stories.

Martha Warwo, Emilie Drobnes, Aleya Van Doren (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Mark McCaffrey (Laboratory for Atmospheric & Space Physics), David McKenzie (Montana State University) & Deborah Scherrer (Stanford Solar Center): The Solar Dynamic Observatory: Let the Sun Shine In!

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Cosmos Special Interest Group Discussions

1. Dave Bruning (U. of Wisconsin, Parkside) & Ed Prather (U. of Arizona): Town Hall Meeting on Astronomy Education Research

2. Emily CoBabe-Ammann, Greg Schultz, Russanne Lowe, & Nicole Zellner: The Year of the Solar System: What Can We Bring to the Introductory Astronomy Classroom?

3. Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill Coll.): Student Learning Outcomes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

4. Scott Hildreth (Chabot Coll.) & Michele Montgomery (U. of Central Florida): Online Tools for Teaching Astronomy

5. Beth Hufnagel (Anne Arundel CC): Getting the Most out of your Observatory-Based ASTRO101 Laboratory

6. Kristine Larsen (Central Connecticut State U.): Students as Starry Messengers: Engaging Astro 101 Students through Service-Learning and Community Engagement

7. David Morrison, Edna DeVore & Seth Shostak (SETI Institute): Teaching Astrobiology

8. Aileen O’Donoghue (St. Lawrence U.): Teaching Climate Change

9. Timothy Slater (U. of Wyoming): Multi-Institutional Collaborative Astronomy Education Research

10. Gareth Wynn-Williams (U. of Hawaii): What to Leave Out of Astro 101

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EPO Special Interest Group Discussions

Katy Garmany (National Optical Astronomy Observatory): Making Connections with Underserved Communities, Broadening Participation in the STEM Fields

Anna Hurst, Marni Berendsen (Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Gina Brissenden (U. of Arizona), Claudia Figueiredo (Institute for Learning Innovation), and Suzy Gurton (Astronomical Society of the Pacific): Supporting Online Communities

Bryan Mendez (Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley), Anita Sohus, Kay Ferrari (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Marni Berendsen (Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Lynn Cominsky, Kevin McLin (Sonoma State University), Laura Peticolas (Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley), and Peggy Maher (Penn State University): NASA E/PO Networks - How to Use Them to Your Advantage

Aileen O'Donoghue (St. Lawrence University): Teaching Climate Change

Stephen Pompea, Robert T. Sparks, and Constance E. Walker (National Optical Astronomy Observatory): Teaching with Galileoscopes and Other Small Telescopes SIG

Mangala Sharma, Denise Smith (Space Telescope Science Institute), Greg Schultz (Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Luciana Bianchi & William Blair (Johns Hopkins University): The Intersection of NASA Astrophysics E/PO and Higher Education: A Special Interest Group Meeting

Christine Shupla & Stephanie Shipp (Lunar and Planetary Institute): Preparing for the Year of the Solar System

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