Workshop Overview

This workshop has already taken place.

This will be a highly interactive workshop with ample opportunity to engage in discussion about including geodesy content across subject areas, to put geoscience context around your own geodetic exercises, and to apply innovative teaching techniques to 'old' content. You will work with others on an activity from your own course. At the end of the day, we will come to some consensus on which geodesy content should or could be included in undergraduate introductory geology courses.

Workshop Goals

Participants will:

  • Learn about applications of geodesy and about effective teaching techniques, and identify areas of incorporation in their own teaching
  • Modify an existing course component into an engaging learning activity which incorporates context and geodesy content
  • Identify aspects of geodesy to be incorporated into introductory college level geology education as a group
  • Become and continue to be part of a community of faculty using geodesy in undergraduate curriculum


Monday, March 8th, 2010, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


What are the participants expected to do:

Before the workshop:

  • By Friday, Feb. 26
  • By Friday, March 5th:
    • Submit a teaching activity to this workshop's website
    • Submit a course syllabus (if you have one; optional but encouraged)
  • By Monday, March 8th:
Bring to the workshop - three hard copies of (1) the activity, and (2) your course syllabus. You will work with two others on these.

During the workshop - participate in all sessions of the day, complete activities and activity reviews

After the workshop - contribute modified materials to the workshop website

Costs / Financial Support

The workshop is being supported by UNAVCO and is therefore free of cost to participants. Hotel and transportation are generally not provided, however, a stipend is available to some faculty who are teaching.

Application and Selection Criteria

Members of the UNAVCO community are eligible to participate in the workshop. Other interested faculty or college-level teachers should contact us about participating (see information below).


The workshop will take place in central Boulder at the:

Millenium Harvest House, 1345 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 443-3850.

See the Logistics page for more information.

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