Math Dept Schedule of Events for Professional Development Day – February 16, 2010 9:00-10:00 Math 118 Mock Final Exam Dan Jacobson Room B2-30 Starting this semester, all students in Math 118 will take the Math Dept common final exam. In most sections, this will be given on a computer using MyMathTest. This session will provide an opportunity for instructors to experience the test environment from the students’ perspective. Logging in, entering access code and password, entering free-response answers are all issues that you and your students will face. This session will help to prepare you to deal with these issues. 10:30-11:30 Open MyLabsPlus Workshop Lee Monroe Room B2-30 Lee Monroe, Senior Technology Specialist at Pearson, will be available to answer questions and assist faculty with any aspect of MyLabsPlus. If you are using MyLabsPlus and want to learn more about its features or if you just want a general introduction to MLP, Lee will address the questions that faculty bring. 10:30-12:00 Maplesoft Webex Demonstration Maplesoft Staff Room B2-26 Maplesoft will present a WebEx demonstration of Maple TA so we can decide whether or not this will be a suitable platform for common final exams in Math 016 and Math 017. We will be connected by speakerphone so that we can ask questions. (For members of the Math 016 and Math 017 committees.) 12:30-1:30 Math 016 Users Group Geoff Schulz Room BR-26 1:30-2:30 Math 017 Users Group Geoff Schulz Room BR-26 Follow-up to the meeting that was held during Professional Development Week in January. This is a chance to network with instructors teaching those courses, to share strategies and materials that are used to help the students to succeed in the courses and to help prepare them for the Department Exam. Topics would include: using the new materials as a primary text or along side other texts (Bittinger/Brown); use of the MyLabsPlus, sharing of exams or other materials, etc. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of exams/materials to share with other participants.