United States
Educational Seismology Network


U.S. Educational Seismology Network Workshop
Mt. Washington Conference Center, Sept. 13-16, 2003

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Workshop Agenda

Updated September 4, 2003

Saturday September 13, 2003

3:30           Committee and break-out session leaders meet
4:00 - 6:00  Registration – Front Desk
                 Set up posters, rooms C-16,18,20,22

6:00 - 7:30 Icebreaker (refreshments, buffet dinner) Hayward Dining Room

7:30           Overview of USESN and Goals for workshop
                    Michael Hamburger, Indiana University


Sunday, September 14

7:30           Breakfast Hayward Dining Room

     Session 1: The Role of Educational Seismology in Schools Room C-19
           Presiding: John Taber, IRIS Consortium

8:30           Welcome and Meeting Overview
8:40           Setting the Stage: Challenges for USESN
                    Tom Owens, University of South Carolina
     Lessons learned from other science outreach programs
9:20           Teacher Leaders in Research-Based Science Education: a Successful
                 National Science Initiative
                    Steven Croft, National Optical Astronomy Observatory
9:35           The GLOBE Program: Lessons Learned
                    Elissa Levine, Biospheric Sciences Branch, NASA GSFC
9:50           Discussion

10:00         Break & Poster Session

11:30         Panel Discussion: Educational Seismology from the Consumer's
                 Perspective
                    Moderator: Michael Hubenthal, IRIS Consortium
                 Panelists:
                    Jeff Sayers, Northview High School
                    Jerry Cook, All-Saints Episcopal Day School
                    Bryan Aivazian, Natrona County School Dist.
                    Darrell Speer, Colorado PEPP Program
                    Gracie Rendon-Coke, Cibola High School

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch Hayward Dining Room

     Session 2: Discussion of Critical Issues for USESN Room C-19
           Presiding: John Lahr, USGS

1:15           Charge for Breakout 1
1:20           Critical issues for breakout groups
                    Professional Development: Larry Braile, Purdue University
                    Technical issues: Gary Pavlis, Indiana University
                    Curriculum Development: James Bartholomew, University of South Carolina
1:40           Breakout session 1:
                    Curriculum Issues
                    Professional Development Issues
                    Technical issues

3:15           Break

3:30           Breakout session 2:
                    Curriculum Issues
                    Professional Development Issues
                    Technical issues
4:30           Breakout session 1 & 2 reports / plenary discussion

5:30 - 6:30  Happy Hour Octagon

6:30 - 7:30  Dinner Octagon

     Evening Session: USESN and EarthScope Room C-19

7:30           Educational Seismology and EarthScope: a Presentation and Discussion on
                 EarthScope and USESN
                    Rick Aster, New Mexico Institute of Technology


Monday, September 15

7:30           Breakfast Hayward Dining Room

     Session 3: Management and Implementation Issues Room C-19
           Presiding: Gary Pavlis, Indiana University

8:30           Welcome and Meeting Overview
8:35           The role of the USGS in educational seismology
                    Bob Ridky, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston
8:45           IRIS and USESN
                    John Taber, IRIS Consortium
8:55           Funding opportunities for USESN
                    Michael Hamburger, Indiana University
9:05           Plenary discussion
9:15           Charge for Breakout session 3
9:25           Breakout session 3 - Management and sustainability
                    Organizational structure
                    Funding opportunities / sustainability
                    Institutional / International linkages

11:00         Break & Poster Session

12:15 - 1:30 Lunch Hayward Dining Room

1:30           Breakout session 3 reports / discussion

     Session 4: Action Plan! Room C-19
           Presiding: Michael Hamburger, Indiana University

2:00           Charge for Breakout session 4: action plan
2:10           Breakout session 4 Implementation Plans
                    Curriculum Issues
                    Professional Development Issues
                    Technical issues

3:45         Break

4:00           Breakout session reports / discussion
4:30           Workshop wrap-up Plenary discussion


Tuesday, September 16

7:30           Breakfast Hayward Dining Room

8:30 - 12:00 Morning Session: Write up of Implementation Plan
                    (limited participation: organizing committee plus break-out chairs)