Published on March 7, 2014
The Annual Forum as Linchpin for Integrated STEM Community Tom Loughran Department of Physics University of Notre Dame
Start with different “circles”
Add people; stir vigorously
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How do we connect the people we’d like to be together? Secret sauce: Invite them to a party Education: the craft of issuing effective invitations into community… A Forum is a great place to invite people
(Strategic) Party Games at the Forum • • • • • • • • • • • • FOOD a pinch of Vision invitations to new initiatives cool reports from recent ones changemaker appearances attractive, timely topics FOOD collaboration bazaar handouts (collaboration catalogue) handins (f2f and check-box sign-in sheets w/ followup) plenary discussions DATA collection
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Rinse and repeat • 7 consecutive years • a steady stream of new and familiar faces • common genres: collaboration catalogues, bazaar, plenary discussions • a consistent set of assessment questions • an emerging database of participant activity
The data: teachers come back
Everybody who does anything with us comes to a Forum
Some 25 schools had teachers at 10 or more events (over 6 years)
200+ teachers came back at least one more time
In our hayday (2010), we collaborated with a lot of schools and teachers
The forum keeps drawing beyond the grant funding cycle (2013 data)
Over time, we’re building a good ember bed of collaborators
We need some really GOOD network maps (sociograms)
1. The Annual Forum as Linchpin for Integrated STEM CommunityTom Loughran Department of Physics University of Notre Dame. 2. Start with different “circles”
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