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2015 Workshops

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Rendezvous 2015 Earth Educators' Rendezvous

July 13-17 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1, 2015
Early Registration Deadline: April 13, 2015

Design your own professional development opportunity at the first annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous. Events will include workshops, oral and poster sessions, plenary talks, and working groups. Capitalize on experience from your colleagues at a variety of workshops, present and discuss your own findings, and network with others engaged in improving undergraduate Earth education.

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Application Deadlines: October 15, 2014 (for Spring Workshops); January 15, 2015 (for Spring/Summer Workshops); March 15, 2015 (for Fall Workshops)

InTeGrate is partnering with the NAGT's Traveling Workshops Program to bring the excitement of InTeGrate workshops to your institution. Appropriate for geoscience, geography, environmental science, environmental studies, or sustainability departments and programs, these workshops can be customized to help your department address support for diverse students, pathways to the workforce, or integration of science and sustainability.

Webinar: Expanding the Impact of your Program

One, 60-minute virtual session - Thursday, June 18, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 15, 2015

As a part of InTeGrate's professional development efforts, the project is reprising this webinar on creating institutional and curricular change. This webinar will help faculty design a plan to support departmental/institutional change including aspects such as aligning effort with institutional priorities, making use of assets that already exist, and engaging other stakeholders in the efforts. The webinar will be facilitated by Judith Ramaley, President Emerita at Winona State University and President Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Public Service at Portland State University. Dr. Ramaley is a member of the InTeGrate advisory board and has published extensively on educational reform, science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, and the leadership of organizational change.

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Webinar: Hands-on, data-rich, and socially relevant geoscience activities for 2YC classrooms - An Introduction to the InTeGrate Modules

One, 60-minute virtual session - Friday, February 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 11, 2015

This webinar will introduce the 2YC community to state-of-the-art InTeGrate teaching materials. These recently developed, thoroughly tested, data-rich activities provide up front learning outcomes, embedded assessment tools, and instructor stories from 2YC institutions. Authors from two of the published modules will share some of their experiences related to using these materials in their own 2YC classrooms.

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Webinar: Scaling-up from classroom- to program-level with InTeGrate materials at 2YCs

One, 60-minute virtual session - Friday, March 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: March 11, 2015

This webinar will focus on possible ways to scale up from classroom use of InTeGrate modules at two-year-colleges (2YCs) to thinking on a larger, program-level scale.

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Webinar: Introduction to InTeGrate Modules - Hands-on, data-rich, and socially-relevant geoscience activities

One, 60-minute virtual session - Friday April 10, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 8, 2015

This free, one-hour webinar will introduce participants to state-of-the-art InTeGrate teaching materials. These recently developed, thoroughly tested, data-rich activities provide up front learning outcomes, embedded assessment tools, and instructor stories from a variety of institution types. Following a brief introduction to InTeGrate materials, authors from several of the published modules will share some of their experiences related to using these materials in their own classrooms.

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Workshop: Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice

May 20-22, 2015, New Orleans, LA
Application Deadline: April 2, 2015 (extended)

Teams, particularly from minority-serving institutions, will gain assistance and develop action plans for incorporating the inter-related issues of Coastal Hazards, Risk and Environmental Justice into their curriculum and campus programs while discussing how to increase success of all students in their programs.

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Partnership Workshop: Student Learning About Critical Earth Issues Through the Use of Large Online Digital Data Sets From On the Cutting Edge

Six, 2-hour virtual sessions - May (6, 13, 20, 27) and June (17, 24) 2015
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2015

This On the Cutting Edge workshop aims to help instructors of undergraduate classes develop classroom activities, demonstrations, and research opportunities on topics of current societal relevance and interest using new online resources of geoscience data.

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Partnership Workshop: Making Good Courses Great with Educational Technology From On the Cutting Edge

January 12-16, 2015 | Application Deadline: November 17, 2014

This On the Cutting Edge workshop will empower participants to use learning technology to make their classes better. Learning technology has been improving dramatically, and can now help us use best practices efficiently and effectively. These new approaches and instructional technologies are even changing the way many of us teach our classes.

2014 Workshops

Hands on the Earth Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences: Increasing the Diversity of Undergraduate Students Learning About the Earth

February 23-25, 2014, Arizona State University, AZ
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This workshop will focus on strategies for increasing the diversity of students graduating from all types of programs with a substantial geoscience component and supporting their successful entry into the workforce and explore successful strategies employed by participants in their own programs.

Sunrise over a coastal marsh Teaching about Risk and Resilience: Sea Level Rise, Flooding, and Earthquakes

May 14-16, 2014, Florida Atlantic University
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This workshop will bring together educators and researchers from many disciplines, community leaders, planners, policymakers, insurers and other business interests, along with others from civil society to share best practices in education to help students to understand needs of different stakeholders and to prepare students for careers related to hazard mitigation and adaptation.

kilauea Partnership workshop: Getting the Most out of Your Introductory Courses from On the Cutting Edge

A virtual workshop, held March 3-14, 2014
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This workshop will provide the opportunity for departments, individual faculty, and regional or state systems to reflect on their introductory geoscience courses and the ways that they can be designed to best serve their needs in their context.

Conflict of interests Partnership workshop:

Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum

June 10-13 (with pre or post workshop field trip to be scheduled), hosted by Montana State University at Chico Hot Springs, Pray, MT
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This workshop will explore the many dimensions of ethics education for the geosciences (GeoEthics). A major goal of this workshop is to begin to develop a community of scholars interested in this topic and to develop the foundations of a GeoEthics curriculum.

undergrad research workshop circle Partnership workshop: Undergraduate Research in Earth Science Classes: Engaging Students in the First Two Years from On the Cutting Edge

August 10-13, 2014, Montana State University

This workshop is will explore the many ways that authentic research experiences can be embedded in introductory Earth Science courses as a way to recruit and retain students in science degree programs, motivate students and increase their self-efficacy, improve students' attitudes and values toward science, and otherwise promote student success.

2013 Workshops

engineering chrome Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences

March 6-8, 2013, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
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This workshop is for undergraduate engineering and geoscience faculty interested in creating a stronger integration of engineering and geoscience for engineering students.

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April 14-16, 2013, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
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Equitable distribution of risks and resources, long a discussion of interest to economists, ethicists and others, now requires an understanding of geoscience topics from natural hazards to ground water hydrology to mineral and energy resources. This workshop will explore how we bring together concepts from humanities, social science and geoscience to develop students' understanding of issues and choices addressing environmental justice.

workforce chrome Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce: Considering undergraduate programs in the context of changing employment opportunities

June 26-28, 2013, Penn State University
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This workshop will focus on understanding the breadth and depth of employment opportunities for students with geologic understanding and articulating the skills/outcomes that are of interest to employers, particularly for new kinds of jobs where these skills/outcomes are less well defined. We will look at the job prospects for all students, including those at 2YCs.

Oceanography thumbnail image Partnership Workshop: Teaching Oceanography, from On the Cutting Edge

June 18-20, 2013, with optional field trips on June 17 and 21, City College of San Francisco
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This workshop explores effective strategies for teaching introductory undergraduate-level oceanography. Focal points include integrating content from multiple disciplines, improving geoscience literacy, and addressing environmental challenges.

2012 Workshops

Iceberg Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability

May 23-25, 2012, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
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This workshop brought together undergraduate faculty from across the disciplines to share challenges and successful strategies for programs integrating sustainable perspectives and geoscience.

Monterey Bay 3D Teaching the Methods of Geoscience

June 27-29, 2012, plus optional field trip June 30, Montana State University, Bozeman MT
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The methods and ways of thinking that are intrinsic to Earth science differ in important ways from the experimental method that is commonly taught in schools as the scientific method. This workshop was for undergraduate faculty interested in integrating explicit teaching about the methods of geoscience into their classroom.

Tail lights Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences

July 24 - 26, 2012, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

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This workshop was for undergraduate faculty from all disciplines interested in a stronger integration of geoscience and other perspectives in teaching sustainability.

Oil well Partnership Workshop: Teaching Environmental Geology, from On the Cutting Edge

June 2-6, 2012, Montana State University, Bozeman

This workshop connects with the InTeGrate project by emphasizing how geoscience literacy is integral to environmental challenges. Session topics focused on exploring ways to effectively teach environmental geology in undergraduate Earth science courses.

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