Workshop: Teaching Oceanography
June 18-20, 2013,
with optional field trips on June 17 and 21
Chinatown/North Beach Campus
City College of San Francisco
Note: We have also developed a set of online resources for folks who are teaching Oceanography. You do not have to attend the workshop to view these pages.
Katryn Wiese, Department of Earth Sciences, City College of San Francisco
Petra Dekens, Departments of Geosciences, San Francisco State University
Jan Hodder, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, University of Oregon
Dave Mogk, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University
Kristen St. John, Department of Geology & Environmental Science, James Madison University
Al Trujillo, Department of Earth, Space, & Aviation Sciences, Palomar College
Cutting Edge Staff
Monica Bruckner, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
- Monday, June 17 - 1-day pre-event optional Field Trip - San Francisco North
During the Workshop
The workshop program will include whole-group plenary sessions, interactive demonstrations of teaching activities, small group discussions and share fairs to exchange ideas and teaching materials, computer applications, and opportunities for informal networking among the participants.
- Tuesday, June 18 - Day 1 - 8:15 am to 8 pm (includes dinner) - Theme: WHAT do we teach in Oceanography? Including topics such as: Case studies of specific areas in the ocean - balancing and integrating historical, physical, geological, chemical, and biological oceanography; Using data and technology; Lab skills and problem solving; Sustainability and human impacts.
- Wednesday, June 19 - Day 2 - 8:15 am to 8 pm (includes dinner) - Theme: HOW Do We Teach Oceanography? Including topics such as: Strategies and best practices including topics such as visualizations, sample lab exercises, in-class lecture demos, interactive activities, active learning techniques in the classroom, reaching nonscientists, addressing the affective domain, and empowering students to engage in ocean stewardship.
- Thursday, June 20 - Day 3 - 8:15 to 5 pm - Theme: What more do we need, and how can we find or develop it? Working groups gather to address needs and develop plans for expanding our shared resources.
- Friday, June 21 - 1-day post-event optional Day Field Trip - San Francisco South
This workshop is offered in partnership with InTeGrate - Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geosciences for a Sustainable Future. InTeGrate supports the teaching of geoscience in the context of societal issues both within geoscience courses and across the undergraduate curriculum. The goal is to develop a citizenry and workforce that can address environmental and resource issues facing our society.