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NCAS 110th Annual Meeting
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: 910.775.4274

Location: Oxendine, Room 2232
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2013 Spring North Carolina PKAL Network Meeting in
Conjunction with the North Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting: 

Pedagogical and Classroom Adaptations: 
SCALE-UP and Flipped Classrooms

Registration has Closed

All NCAS Senior Academy members (and graduate students) are
encouraged to participate in the NC-PKAL meeting!

Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) has been one of the leading advocates in Photo of participants of NC-PKAL meetingthe United States for building and sustaining strong undergraduate programs for both majors and non-majors in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) since 1989. With an extensive network of faculty members and administrators from over 1000 colleges, universities and organizations, PKAL has developed far-reaching influence in shaping undergraduate STEM learning environments that attract and retain undergraduate students.  PKAL accomplishes its work by engaging campus faculty and leaders in funded projects, national and regional meetings, community-building activities, leadership development programs, and publications that are focused on advancing best practices in STEM education. 

The NC-PKAL Network was formed to facilitate greater engagement of STEM faculty and administrators in implementing more effective teaching strategies for improved student learning and success in STEM education. Given the mission of the North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS) to promote public appreciation of science, science education, scientific research and a meaningful role for science in public policy, the alliance of the NC-PKAL network and NCAS constitutes a synergistic partnership that will advance the goals of both organizations.  NC-PKAL and NCAS have agreed to meet jointly each spring. 

The first joint meeting will convene at the University of North Carolina at Photo of participants at the NC-PKAL meetingPembroke.  The NC-PKAL network meeting entitled, “Pedagogical and Classroom Adaptations:  SCALE-UP and Flipped Classrooms,” will precede the NCAS annual meeting on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Carolina Commerce and Technology Center (COMtech), located on Highway 711, just two miles east of the UNC Pembroke main campus.  All NCAS Senior Academy members (and graduate students) are encouraged to participate in the NC-PKAL meeting. A separate registration fee to attend the NC-PKAL meeting will cover the costs of the networking luncheon, snacks and materials. Online registration for the NC-PKAL meeting will be handled through the national PKAL office event page.  Please direct any inquiries about the NC-PKAL network or the spring 2013 NC-PKAL meeting to Christina Shute ( Please visit the NCAS meeting webpage for detailed information about accommodations and location

NC-PKAL meeting participants are encouraged to participate in the 110th Annual Meeting of the NCAS on April 5-6. Embracing the theme, “Science in the Genomics Era,” the meeting begins on Friday evening (April 5) with a poster session, followed by a plenary address by Dr. Eric Green. Registration for the NCAS meeting is separate from the NC-PKAL registration. Register early so that you can pay a reduced rate and make plans well in advance. NC-PKAL and NCAS members have the opportunity to present their pedagogical research and innovative instructional methods during contributed paper sessions on Saturday, April 6.  All presenters must register for the meeting -- and submit their abstracts online -- during the Early Registration period (February 1 - March 11, 2013).  After March 11, registration will include a $15 late fee.  Late registration will be available on site.

NC-PKAL Meeting Schedule

Registration fee is $40

Friday, April 5

9:00 – 10:00 *Coffee and Conversation
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Introductions - Alison Morrison-Shetlar
10:10 – 12:00 

SCALE-UP Workshop

Facilitator: Robert Beichner, Professor of Physics,
North Carolina State University

12:00 – 12:45 Networking Luncheon
12:45 – 2:00

Discipline Specific Roundtables

2:00 – 4:00

Workshop on Flipped Classrooms

Facilitator: Donna W. Bailey,
Teaching & Learning Consultant,
Center for Faculty Excellence,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4:00 – 4:15

Next Meeting Planning and Closing Remarks –

Scott Simkins and Alison Morrison-Shetlar

5:00 – 6:00 Registration and Poster Setup for NCAS,
University Center Annex,
UNC Pembroke main campus

*Includes breakfast

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