Workshops and Events
2016 Webinar -- Developing Quantitative Skills Using Geoscience Data and MATLAB®
This webinar will showcase the webpages and resources that have been designed collaboratively by SERC and Mathworks to help you explore how teaching with MATLAB can enhance the student learning environment in undergraduate Earth Science and related courses. The webinar will explore common challenges of teaching quantitative skills, focusing on teaching data visualization and data analysis. Three faculty members from across the globe will share teaching activities that address these common challenges, using geoscience examples that utilize MATLAB as a tool.
2015 Teaching Geoscience with MATLAB
This workshop was designed to explore how teaching with MATLAB can enhance the student learning environment in undergraduate Earth Science and related courses. The materials that were presented were linked from the workshop program. Also explore your colleagues' thoughts about challenges and opportunities to teaching with MATLAB in the workshop synthesis.
2015 Student Learning About Critical Earth Issues Through the Use of Large Online Digital Data Sets
This workshop aimed 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. These activities will be added to the extensive Cutting Edge online teaching activities collection.
2008 Teaching with New Geoscience Tools: Visualizations, Models, and Online Data
This workshop brought together geoscientists and educators to look at how we currently take advantage of these new tools in undergraduate education, to look at newly emerging opportunities, and to consider what learning science has to say about teaching with these tools.
2003 GSA Contributions: Using Data to Teach Earth Processes
An illustrated community discussion at the 2003 annual meeting of the Geological Society of Americas. This session was designed to allow the entire GSA community to come together to share and discuss how we use data to help students learn concepts, think scientifically, and develop their skills in making interpretations and communicating conclusions. We invite contributions from throughout the geosciences involving all kinds of data in the full spectrum of approaches to helping students of all ages learn geoscience.
2002 Using Global Data Sets in Teaching Earth Processes
This one-day workshop at the American Geophysical Union Meeting was designed for faculty who are interested in increasing their use of inquiry-based approaches employing on-line global datasets to teach Earth processes.