Experience-Based Learning: Enhancing Understanding by Expanding the Limits of the Classroom I

Monday, 15 December 2014: 1:40 PM-3:40 PM
Chairs:  Arthur Schwarzschild, University of Virginia Main Campus, Charlottesville, VA, United States and Stephen E MacAvoy, American Univ, Washington, DC, United States
Primary Conveners:  Stephen A Macko, Univ Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States
Co-conveners:  Arthur Schwarzschild, Univ Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Arthur Schwarzschild, University of Virginia Main Campus, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

1:40 PM
Research Capacity Building through Professional Development for K-12 Teachers
Elena B Sparrow, Jessica Young and William R Bolton, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
1:55 PM
A Transformative Undergraduate Field Trip to the Grand Canyon and Death Valley
Jacqueline A Smith, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, United States
2:10 PM
Providing Students with Foundational Field Instruction within a 50 Minute Class Period: A Practical Example
Madelyn Percy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
2:25 PM
Polaris Undergraduates Connecting With K-12 Students Though Story Telling-Learning About Climate Change Using Web-Mapping Based Investigations
John H Wood1, Susan Natali2, John D Schade3, Greg J Fiske2, Chris Linder4, Erika Ramos5, Luis R Weber6 and McKenzie Ann Kuhn7, (1)Talbert Middle School, Huntington Beach, CA, United States, (2)Woods Hole Science Center Falmouth, Falmouth, MA, United States, (3)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (4)Chris Linder Photography, Seattle, WA, United States, (5)University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX, United States, (6)University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, Department of Environmental Sciences, Cidra, PR, United States, (7)Wheaton College, Norton, MA, United States
2:40 PM
Writing Intensive Undergraduate Field Camp and Education: Expanding the Classroom and Preparing Students for the Workforce
Mark T Ford and Thomas L McGehee, Texas A & M University Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, United States
2:55 PM
Andragogical Modeling and the Success of the "EMPACTS" project-based learning model in the STEM disciplines: A decade of growth and learner success in the 2Y College Learning Environment.
Capitola D Phillips, Regina Thomason, Marvin Galloway, Nathan Sorey, Lee Stidham and Mason Torgerson, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Science and Mathematics Division, Bentonville, AR, United States
3:10 PM
Adventures in STEM: Lessons in Water Chemistry From Elementary School to Graduate School
Timothy M Dittrich, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
3:25 PM
Expanding the Classroom: Benefits of Field Classes for Interdisciplinary Courses.
Arthur Schwarzschild, University of Virginia Main Campus, Charlottesville, VA, United States
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