Here is a schedule of the day's activities. Please see the Participant's Checklist to ensure that you have done what you need to do before attending the workshop!

8-8:30 Continental Breakfast; Meet & Greet

8:30 Opening Remarks and Introductions

9:00 to 9:45 Introduction to applications of geodesy EOS article (Acrobat (PDF) 542kB Mar5 10) - Shimon Wdowinski, University of Miami

9:45-10:30 Discussion on applying geodesy to participants' future teaching

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45- Interactive teaching techniques

Merging the Affective and Cognitive domains & Using the 'Clicker' - Val Sloan, UNAVCO
  • How does it focus students' attention in class and on the issues you think are important?
  • How can it engage students in thinking about and discussing concepts with each other?
Using data in a large class – Anne Sheehan, University of Colorado (30 min)
How do you use authentic data in a classroom with hundreds of students? Here you will work through part of a worksheet using GPS data with a small group. You will be able to take this and PPT slides home to use in your own class. Developed by Anne Sheehan and Shelley Olds at UNAVCO, and led by Anne Sheehan.

Crafting Authentic Assessment - Susan Eriksson, UNAVCO
  • Crafting the Multiple-choice question for analytical and conceptual knowledge
  • Authentic assessment should evaluate learning based on course goals. Multiple choice questions may be necessary in large, introductory classrooms and they can measure higher level thinking rather than rote recall.

11:30- Evaluating and Revising Student Learning Materials

Part I - An example from geodesy: "before" and "after"

Part II - Small group discussion of 'good teaching' and constructing a rubric for measuring effective materials

12:30 LUNCH provided

1:30 Evaluating and Revising Student Learning Materials

Part III - Practice activity discussed with whole group

Part IV - Peer review of individual modules/activities (small groups)

3:00 BREAK

3:15 Evaluating and Revising Student Learning Materials

Part V Each participant will work on his/her own module

  • Make a plan for modifying his/her own module
  • Identify other parts of syllabus for potential inclusion of geodetic content,
  • Set personal goals and timeline for modifying, testing, and posting materials.
  • Include description of assessment.

4:00 Group discussion on generating the grand concepts that 'general education,' non-majors/freshmen should know about geodesy in geoscience.

What part will this group or individuals play in

a) planning for larger geodesy curriculum,

b) building community of faculty using modern geodesy in the classroom, and

c) interaction with SERC website on topic.

4:45 Closing Remarks and Discussion