Water and Food Sustainability
Adapting InTeGrate Modules for Biology Courses
Wednesday, March 8th
9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Wednesday, February 15th
10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET
Presenters: Chris Sinton (Ithaca College), Cynthia Hewitt (Morehouse College), and Mark Sweeney (University of South Dakota)
This webinar is part of a series supporting teaching with InTeGrate principles, using InTeGrate-developed and curated materials as tools.
Resources, including presentation slides and the Screencast recording after the webinar
At the end of this webinar, participants will have:
- examples of how to get students to work with large datasets to extract and analyze data related to national/global issues
- strategies and steps to incorporate place-based learning that can be applied to local issues
- approaches to building interdisciplinary awareness of food access in sustainable communities
- greater familiarity with InTeGrate principles and materials
- new colleagues engaged in this work
Time - 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET
Duration - 1 hour
Format - Online web presentation via Adobe Connect web conference software with questions and discussion.
Go to the webinar technology page for information on using Adobe Connect.
Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Registration is now closed.
Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar.
Please email Rory McFadden (email@example.com) if you have any questions about this event.
Chirs Sinton, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Ithaca College
Cynthia Hewitt, Sociology, Morehouse College
Mark Sweeney, Earth Sciences, University of South Dakota
ITG webinar Water Food 2_15_17 (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 15.8MB Feb15 17)
1) Welcome and introductory remarks - Rory McFadden, SERC staff
2) Water, Agriculture, and Sustainability module – Chris Sinton
- Using data-driven activities to allow students to find, collect, and analyze data
- Analyzing data from 6 states to discuss crop and irrigation patterns
- Providing students an opportunity to learn about issues in regions different from their own
3) Sustainable Rivers, University of South Dakota Implementation Program – Mark Sweeney
- Using place-based learning, focused on the Missouri River, to increase interest of students
- Incorporating InTeGrate materials into courses across the liberal arts curriculum
- Using data-rich activities to discuss river processes and address local issues
4) Food as the Foundation of Healthy Communities module – Cynthia Hewitt
- Food access to build interdisciplinary awareness of the nexus of food with energy and water systems in sustainable communities
- Innovative collective learning to introduce systems thinking at the intersection of social science and science-based inquiry
- Module is designed by a team in the Southeast, home to many historically black colleges and universities, and assists students from rural/small town settings, as well as urban inner-city setting, to understand the challenges and opportunities for sustainable food access
5) Reflections by participants
- Prompt: How do you plan to (or currently) incorporate place-based learning or addressing national issues in your teaching?
6) Synthetic remarks - final remarks by presenters
The conveners will reflect on the chat and each provide a synthetic remark. The chat and final remarks will be discussed further in the InTeGrate discussion thread. This online interest group is aimed at providing you with a platform for continuing discussion and exchanging ideas with your new colleagues about water and food sustainability, as well as broader InTeGrate principles that will continue to be discussed throughout the webinar series.
7) Opportunities for further interaction – Rory McFadden
- Teaching for a Sustainable Future
- InTeGrate Modules and Courses
- Implementation Programs
- University of South Dakota Implementation Program
- Interactions between Water, Earth's Surface, and Human Activity module
- Map Your Hazards! module
- Valuing All Knowledges Through an Expanded Definition of Access