We are pleased to announce this summer's Case Studies in Science Workshop, which will be held May 18-22, 2020 (details below) on the campus of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
Registration is now open https://nccsts.org/workshop.php. We accept credit card payments online at registration (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) . Please note: The registration fee for the workshop is $975.00. There is no deadline for registration; rather, registrations will be taken on a first-to-register, first-to-pay basis until we fill the workshop at 35 people . We expect the workshop to fill up quickly.
WORKSHOP CONTENT: We have found the case study method to be a powerful pedagogical technique for teaching science because it humanizes science and effectively illustrates scientific methodology and values. Moreover, since many of the best cases are based on contemporary science problems featured in the news, the use of cases in the classroom makes science relevant to students. Our five-day workshop focuses on training science faculty (all levels) to teach with case studies, to write their own cases, and to assess their students' learning with cases. During the final two days of the workshop, all participants are required to teach a case before a student audience using a case they have developed during the workshop. After the Workshop, we encourage workshop participants to submit a case study to our national, peer-reviewed case collection. Past workshops have included faculty from biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, computer science, mathematics, geology, psychology, anthropology, nursing, science education, dentistry, engineering, medicine, and other science-related disciplines.
APPLICATION: Open enrollment through registration on a first-to-register, first-to-pay basis, limited to 35 people.
COST: $975.00, The workshop fee includes: workshop sessions, materials, University at Buffalo guest Wi-Fi while on campus, lunch Monday-Friday; dinner Monday-Thursday; and light refreshments during the workshop; a copy of the book Start with a Story and a one year subscription to our case study collection answer keys and teaching notes.
You are responsible for arranging your own housing. We have arranged a limited number of rooms for a special price for a limited time at the closest hotels to the University. Please see details below.
Buffalo Marriott Niagara<https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1576088296823&key=GRP&app=resvlink>, 1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY, 716-689-6900. Rooms are non-smoking, standard (one king or two double), for $132/night. Book your group rate for UB Case Study May 2020<https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1576088296823&key=GRP>. Rates and rooms available until April 24, 2020.
Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellation requests must be in writing and must be received by us no later than 12:00 noon EST, April 20, 2020. A $100 processing fee will apply to ALL registration cancellations. Please send cancellation requests to Carolyn Wright’s attention via email (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>). No refunds will be given after 12:00 noon EST, April 20, 2020. There will be no refunds for individuals who register and pay for the workshop, but do not attend.
WORKSHOP DIRECTOR: Workshop Director Clyde F. (Kipp) Herreid is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at the University at Buffalo. He has conducted numerous workshops around the country on case method teaching, team learning, and problem-based learning. He is the author/editor of three case books published by the National Science Teachers Association Press: Start with a Story, Science Stories: Using Case Studies to Teach Critical Thinking; and Science Stories You Can Count On: Case Studies with Quantitative Reasoning in Biology and directs the work of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.
QUESTIONS: Please contact our workshop coordinator, Carolyn Wright, at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or at 716-645-4900.