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Program for the Workshop Teaching Structural Geology in the 21st Century

This page provides the program for the workshop Teaching Structural Geology in the 21st Century offered by On the Cutting Edge from June 25-July 2, 2004. The hot links will take you the handouts and supporting materials for each of the workshop sessions.

Saturday, June 26

5:30-6:45 Dinner(Tyler House)

7:00-9:30 Keynote address and discussion (Seelye Hall 106)
Topic: Individual Differences in Spatial Perception and Cognition (PowerPoint 2.6MB Jun12 04)
Keynote address on human spatial perception by cognitive scientist Dr. Mary Hegarty (University of California, Santa Barbara), followed by discussion of implications for teaching structural geology (Microsoft Word 21kB Jun17 04).


Sunday, June 27

7:00-8:00 Breakfast(Tyler House)

8:15-10:00 Plenary Session Discussion #1 (Microsoft Word 21kB Jun17 04) (Neilson Library Browsing Room)
Preview of the day
Topic: Why do we teach structural geology? What should the learning goals be for a 21st century structural geology course?
10:00-10:30 Break (McConnell Hall Foyer)

10:30-12:00 Demonstration Session #1: Long Demos, Set 1
75-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 15 minutes for discussion at the end. These demonstrations will be repeated in Session #5 on Thursday. Please attend the session indicated on the list in your workshop notebook. A full description of each session is available.
L1A Venus, Earth's Structural Sister: Investigations Using Radar Imagery (Acrobat (PDF) 204kB Jun10 04) (Vicki Hansen, University of Minnesota, Duluth). Sabin Reed 101A
L1B Physical Experiments Demonstrate the Relationship Between Strain, Stress, and Rheology (Microsoft Word 59kB Jun15 04) (Basil Tikoff, University of Wisconsin).Sabin Reed 101C
L1C Hypothesis Testing and Breakin' Rocks (Microsoft Word 733kB Jun15 04) (Michele Cooke, University of Massachusetts).Sabin Reed 104
L1D Using "An Introduction to Structural Methods" - An Interactive CD-ROM - In and Out of the Classroom (Acrobat (PDF) 230kB Jun12 04) (Tekla Harms, Amherst College).Bass Hall Basement Room 02, Psychology Statistics Lab
L1E Composite session on fracture experiments with the following 6 short presentations (Sabin Reed 107):

12:00-1:30 Lunch (Tyler House)

1:30-3:00 Working Group Meeting #1 (Microsoft Word 21kB Jun17 04)Working Group Charge (Microsoft Word 21kB Jun17 04)
Applications of structural geology to other disciplines (Sabin Reed 101A)
Integrating structural geology, petrology, tectonics, and geochronology to solve geologic problems (Burton 109)
Integrating geophysics and Earthscope into structural geology courses (Burton B13)
Grain scale deformation processes, microstructures, and teaching the processes of formation of structures (Sabin Reed 101C)
Effective use of computers in teaching structural geology (Sabin Reed 107)
Modeling structural processes (Sabin Reed 104)
Integrating field work, field trips, and long-term projects into classroom/lab activities (Burton 110)

3:00-3:30 Break (McConnell Hall Foyer)

3:30-4:45 Demonstration Session #2: Short demos
Three sets of 20-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 5 minutes between time slots. These demonstrations will be repeated in Session #6 on Thursday. For each time slot, please attend the session indicated on the list in your workshop notebook.

Time slot #1: 3:30-3:50 Full description of each session
S1A Effective Ways of Integrating Rock Samples into Structural Geology Lectures (Microsoft Word 28kB Jun12 04) (Dave West, Middlebury College).(Sabin Reed 101C)
S1B Concept Sketches: Using Student-Generated Annotated Sketches for Learning, Teaching, and Assessment (Microsoft Word 3.5MB Jun14 04) (Steve Reynolds, Arizona State University, and Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College).(Sabin Reed 101A)
S1C Rock of the Week (Microsoft Word 29kB Jun14 04) (Mike Williams, University of Massachusetts, Amherst).(Sabin Reed 104)
S1D Analog Model of an Accretionary Prism (Microsoft Word 27kB Jun12 04) (Jan Tullis, Brown University).(Sabin Reed 107)
Time slot #2: 3:55-4:15 Full description of each session
S2A Guided-Discovery Activities for Teaching Stress and Strain (Microsoft Word 1.4MB Jun12 04) (Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, California State University, Chico).(Sabin Reed 101A)
S2B Association of Normal Faults with Large Scale Structures: Case Study of the Evolution of the Main Ethiopian Rift Valley (Ashenafi Tegene, Mekelle University, Ethiopia).(Sabin Reed 101C)
S2C (Relatively) Painless Stress Tensors (Acrobat (PDF) 1.6MB Oct19 04) (Colin Shaw, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire).(Sabin Reed 107)
Time slot #3: 4:20-4:40 Full description of each session
S3A Insights into the 3-D Geometry of Thrust Belts Using X-ray Tomography of Sandbox Experiments (Microsoft Word 81kB Jun14 04) (Jaime Toro, West Virginia State University).(Sabin Reed 101C)
S3B Building Effective Case Studies from the Geologic Literature (Microsoft Word 6MB Jun12 04) (Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College).(Sabin Reed 107)
S3C Analysis of Sidewalk Fractures (Microsoft Word 26kB Jun12 04) (Charlie Onasch, Bowling Green State University).(Sabin Reed 101A)
4:45-5:00 End-of-day plenary session (McConnell Hall 103)

6:00-7:00 Dinner (Tyler House)

7:30-9:00 Plenary Discussion #2 (Microsoft Word 21kB Jun17 04) (Neilson Library Browsing Room)
Topic: How do we make structural geology more relevant to students? How do we more effectively connect structural geology to other disciplines?


Monday, June 28

7:00-7:30 Breakfast (Tyler House)
7:30-8:00 Field trip briefing (McConnell Hall 103)
8:00-5:00 Field trip

6:00-7:00 Dinner (Tyler House)

7:00-9:00 Networking time (Tyler House/Morris House common rooms)


Tuesday, June 29

7:00-8:00 Breakfast (Tyler House)

8:15-8:30 Plenary Session—preview of the day (McConnell Hall 103)

8:30-10:00 Demonstration Session #3: Long Demos, Set 2
75-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 15 minutes for discussion at the end. These demonstrations will be repeated in Session #7 on Thursday. Please attend the session indicated on the list in your workshop notebook. A full description is available.
L2A Using the Autocorrelation Function in NIH-Image to Define Shape Preferred Orientations in Rocks and on Mars (Acrobat (PDF) 1.3MB Jun12 04) (Cameron Davidson, Carleton College).(Bass Hall Basement Room 02, Psychology Statistics Lab)
L2B A Primer on the Use of Focal Mechanism Solutions in Analysis of Active Structures (Acrobat (PDF) 1.9MB Jun10 04) (Vince Cronin, Baylor University).(Sabin Reed 101A)
L2C Evolution of Normal Fault Systems During Progressive Deformation and Sand box Experiments and Thrust Belt Development (Microsoft Word 1.1MB Jun10 04) (Robert Burger, Smith College, and Ron Harris, Brigham Young University).(Sabin Reed 107)
L2D Problem-Based Learning (PBL): What it is, a Demonstration, and a Discussion on How to Plan and Implement a PBL Project (PowerPoint 533kB Jun12 04) (Dave Mogk, Montana State University).(Sabin Reed 101C)
L2E Composite session on the use of analog materials, with the following 6 short presentations (Sabin Reed 104):

10:00-10:30 Break (McConnell Hall Foyer)

10:30-12:00 Demonstration Session #4: Long Demos, Set 3
75-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 15 minutes for discussion at the end. These demonstrations will be repeated in Session #8 on Friday. Please attend the session indicated on the list in your workshop notebook. A full description of each session is available.
L3A Potpourri on Assessment (Microsoft Word 22kB Jun14 04) (Michael Williams, University of Massachusetts, Amherst).(Sabin Reed 104)
L3B Designing Effective Peer Teaching (Jigsaw) Activities for Structural Geology (Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College).(Burton 110)
L3C Mentally Visualizing Large Geologic Structures from Field Observations (Microsoft Word 25kB Jun12 04) (Kim Kastens and Toru Ishikawa, Columbia University).(Sabin Reed 107)
L3D Using Interactive Visualizations to Prepare Students for the Field (Acrobat (PDF) 1MB Jun12 04) (Steve Reynolds, Arizona State University).(Sabin Reed 101A)
L3E Composite session on writing in structural geology courses, with the following 5 short presentations (Sabin Reed 101C):

12:00-1:30 Lunch (Tyler House)

1:30-3:00 Working Group Meeting #2 (Microsoft Word 22kB Jun17 04) (same rooms as meeting #1)

3:00-3:30 Break (McConnell Hall Foyer)

3:30-5:00 Plenary Session #3 (Microsoft Word 23kB Jun17 04) (Campus Center 208)
Two concurrent discussions on 1) quantitative skills and 2) assessment of student learning. Each group will report back to the entire group.

6:00-7:00 Dinner (Tyler House)

7:00-9:00 Microscope demonstrations (optional; Sabin Reed 101A)
Leica, Zeiss, and Nikon microscopes; refreshments provided by Leica Microsystems


Wednesday, June 30

7:00-7:30 Breakfast (Tyler House)

7:30-8:00 Field trip briefing (McConnell Hall 103)

8:00-5:00 Field trip

6:00-7:00 Dinner (Tyler House)

7:00-9:00 Networking time (Tyler House/Morris House common rooms)


Thursday, July 1

7:00-8:00 Breakfast (Tyler House)

8:15-8:30 Plenary Session—preview of the day (McConnell Hall 103)

8:30-10:00 Demonstration Session #5: Long Demos, Set 1
75-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 15 minutes for discussion at the end. These demonstrations are repeated from Session #1. Please attend the session indicated on the list in your workshop notebook. A full description is available.
L1A Venus, Earth's Structural Sister: Investigations Using Radar Imagery (Acrobat (PDF) 204kB Jun10 04) (Vicki Hansen, University of Minnesota, Duluth). Sabin Reed 101A
L1B Physical Experiments Demonstrate the Relationship Between Strain, Stress, and Rheology (Microsoft Word 59kB Jun15 04) (Basil Tikoff, University of Wisconsin).Sabin Reed 101C
L1C Hypothesis Testing and Breakin' Rocks (Microsoft Word 733kB Jun15 04) (Michele Cooke, University of Massachusetts).Sabin Reed 104
L1D Using "An Introduction to Structural Methods" - An Interactive CD-ROM - In and Out of the Classroom (Acrobat (PDF) 230kB Jun12 04) (Tekla Harms, Amherst College).Bass Hall Basement Room 02, Psychology Statistics Lab
L1E Composite session on fracture experiments with the following 6 short presentations (Sabin Reed 107):

10:00-10:30 Break (McConnell Hall Foyer)

10:30-11:45 Demonstration Session #6: Short demos
Three sets of 20-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 5 minutes between time slots. These demonstrations are repeated from Session #2. For each time slot, please attend the session indicated on the list in your workshop notebook.

Time slot #1: 10:30-10:50 Full description of each session
S1A Effective Ways of Integrating Rock Samples into Structural Geology Lectures (Microsoft Word 28kB Jun12 04) (Dave West, Middlebury College).(Sabin Reed 101C)
S1B Concept Sketches: Using Student-Generated Annotated Sketches for Learning, Teaching, and Assessment (Microsoft Word 3.5MB Jun14 04) (Steve Reynolds, Arizona State University, and Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College).(Sabin Reed 101A)
S1C Rock of the Week (Microsoft Word 29kB Jun14 04) (Mike Williams, University of Massachusetts, Amherst).(Sabin Reed 104)
S1D Analog Model of an Accretionary Prism (Microsoft Word 27kB Jun12 04) (Jan Tullis, Brown University).(Sabin Reed 107)
Time slot #2: 10:55-11:15 Full description of each session
S2A Guided-Discovery Activities for Teaching Stress and Strain (Microsoft Word 1.4MB Jun12 04) (Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, California State University, Chico).(Sabin Reed 101A)
S2B Association of Normal Faults with Large Scale Structures: Case Study of the Evolution of the Main Ethiopian Rift Valley (Ashenafi Tegene, Mekelle University, Ethiopia).(Sabin Reed 101C)
S2C (Relatively) Painless Stress Tensors (Acrobat (PDF) 1.6MB Oct19 04) (Colin Shaw, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire).(Sabin Reed 107)
Time slot #3: 11:20-11:40 Full description of each session
S3A Insights into the 3-D Geometry of Thrust Belts Using X-ray Tomography of Sandbox Experiments (Microsoft Word 81kB Jun14 04) (Jaime Toro, West Virginia State University).(Sabin Reed 101C)
S3B Building Effective Case Studies from the Geologic Literature (Microsoft Word 6MB Jun12 04) (Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College).(Sabin Reed 107)
S3C Analysis of Sidewalk Fractures (Microsoft Word 26kB Jun12 04) (Charlie Onasch, Bowling Green State University).(Sabin Reed 101A)
11:45-12:00 Mid-day plenary session (McConnell Hall 103)

12:00-1:30 Lunch (Tyler House)

1:30-3:00 Working Group Meeting #3 (Microsoft Word 21kB Jun17 04) (same rooms as meeting #1)

3:00-3:30 Break (McConnell Hall Foyer)

3:30-4:45 Demonstration Session #7: Long Demos, Set 2
75-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 15 minutes for discussion at the end. These demonstrations are repeated from session #3. Please attend the session indicated on the list in your workshop notebook. A full description of each session is available.
L2A Using the Autocorrelation Function in NIH-Image to Define Shape Preferred Orientations in Rocks and on Mars (Acrobat (PDF) 1.3MB Jun12 04) (Cameron Davidson, Carleton College).(Bass Hall Basement Room 02, Psychology Statistics Lab)
L2B A Primer on the Use of Focal Mechanism Solutions in Analysis of Active Structures (Acrobat (PDF) 1.9MB Jun10 04) (Vince Cronin, Baylor University).(Sabin Reed 101A)
L2C Evolution of Normal Fault Systems During Progressive Deformation and Sand box Experiments and Thrust Belt Development (Microsoft Word 1.1MB Jun10 04) (Robert Burger, Smith College, and Ron Harris, Brigham Young University).(Sabin Reed 107)
L2D Problem-Based Learning (PBL): What it is, a Demonstration, and a Discussion on How to Plan and Implement a PBL Project (PowerPoint 533kB Jun12 04) (Dave Mogk, Montana State University).(Sabin Reed 101C)
L2E Composite session on the use of analog materials, with the following 6 short presentations (Sabin Reed 104):

4:45-5:00 End-of-day plenary session (McConnell Hall 103)

6:00-7:00 Dinner (Tyler House)

7:00-9:00 Networking time (Tyler House/Morris House common rooms)


Friday, July 2

7:00-8:00 Breakfast (Tyler House)

8:15-8:30 Plenary Session—preview of the day (McConnell Hall 103)

8:30-10:00 Demonstration Session #8: Long Demos, Set 3
75-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 15 minutes for discussion at the end. These demonstrations are repeated from Session #4. Please attend the session indicated on the list in your workshop notebook. A full description of each session is available.
L3A Potpourri on Assessment (Microsoft Word 22kB Jun14 04) (Michael Williams, University of Massachusetts, Amherst).(Sabin Reed 104)
L3B Designing Effective Peer Teaching (Jigsaw) Activities for Structural Geology (Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College).(Burton 110)
L3C Mentally Visualizing Large Geologic Structures from Field Observations (Microsoft Word 25kB Jun12 04) (Kim Kastens and Toru Ishikawa, Columbia University).(Sabin Reed 107)
L3D Using Interactive Visualizations to Prepare Students for the Field (Acrobat (PDF) 1MB Jun12 04) (Steve Reynolds, Arizona State University).(Sabin Reed 101A)
L3E Composite session on writing in structural geology courses, with the following 5 short presentations (Sabin Reed 101C):

10:00-10:30 Break (McConnell Hall Foyer)

10:30-12:00 Working Group Meeting #4 (Microsoft Word 22kB Jun17 04) (same rooms as meeting #1)

12:00-1:30 Lunch (Tyler House)

1:30-3:00 Working Group posters (Campus Center 208)

3:00-3:30 Break (Campus Center 208)

3:30-4:15 Final Working Group Meeting (Microsoft Word 20kB Jun17 04) (Campus Center 208)

4:15-5:00 Final Wrap-up (Campus Center 208)

6:00 Dinner (Tyler House)

Saturday, July 3

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, for those who are staying over on Friday night(Tyler House)


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