2015 EER Workshop

See the program and outcome documents from the 2015 EER workshop Synthesizing Geoscience Education Research.


8:30-8:45 Introductions and Overview of the Day (Welcome and Overview (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 766kB Jul17 16))

  • Workshop Conveners
  • NAGT-GER Division
  • Keith Sverdrup, NSF

8:45-9:45 What Makes a "Community of Practice" Effective? (Kastens CoP talk (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.3MB Jul16 16))

  • Presentation: Draws on:
  • Small group discussions
    • Reflect about and share examples of Communities of Practice that they have been a part of (personally or professionally). Why was the group valuable to them, what did they get out of it, and what did they contribute to it?
    • Analyze the systems model (Acrobat (PDF) 54kB Jul5 16) and see where we are strong and where links could use strengthening.
  • Groups share one thought that came from their discussions that can help the whole group develop as a Community of Practice.
  • The NAGT GER Division and Community of Practice (Lukes et al 2015 (Acrobat (PDF) 107kB Jul21 16)).

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-11:15 Addressing GER Community Needs - Building a Toolbox Part 1 (Introduction to GER Toolbox Session (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 745kB Jul17 16))

Working groups review responses to pre-workshop work, start to draft major themes, subthemes, point to supporting examples

11:15-11:25 Looking ahead to tomorrow

  • Homework: Review the pages of the other Working Groups and provide constructive feedback on their work.
  • Homework: If you didn't read all the materials for your group, please spend some time finishing that up before tomorrow morning as well.

11:25 Daily Roadcheck

11:30 Adjourn for the day

JGE GER Theme Issue Preview

Optional Evening Session

5:30-6:30 PM Mini-presentations from review article authors on the nature and findings of their studies followed by discussion.


8:30-8:40 Overview of the Day

8:40-10:15 Addressing GER Community Needs - Building a Toolbox Part 2

  • Working Groups continue to flesh out text for the subthemes and examples, taking into consideration the comments and feedback from other participants that came in overnight.
  • Short report outs from each group on their progress, focusing on where they would like feedback the most.

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 Exploring Options for Archiving, Disseminating, and Sharing Data in Geoscience Education Research (Kim Kastens and Tim Shipley)

11:15-11:25 Looking ahead to tomorrow

  • Evening Session Reminder: JGE GER Theme Issue Preview - Author Mini-Presentations
  • Homework: Provide another round of feedback on other working groups' work.

11:25 Daily Roadcheck

11:30 Adjourn for the day

Optional Lunch Group: Further discussion about Data Repositories. Meet up with Karen and Tim.


7:30-8:15 Optional Session - Funding Opportunities for GER (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.4MB Jul20 16) (Keith Sverdrup, NSF)

  • presentation and Q&A on opportunities for funding
  • Light breakfast provided

8:30-8:35 Overview of the Day

8:35-9:30 Addressing GER Community Needs Part 3

  • Working Groups wrap up their work on the toolbox component.
    • Work time - wrapping up your toolbox
    • What does your group see/recommend as the important Next Steps to make the materials in your part of the toolbox useful to the GER Community?
  • Future Involvement Moving Forward

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-10:45 Connecting the GER Toolbox to Community Research Priorities (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 525kB Jul20 16)

  • How can research in GER be advanced by these developing tools? How can the GER Toolbox be informed by GER research priorities?
  • Table Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Whole-group Discussion

10:45-11:20 Whole-group Next Steps Discussion

11:20-11:30 End of Workshop Evaluation and Forms for Travel Stipends

11:30 Adjourn

Optional Lunch Group: Advice for Helping Grad Students and Post-docs Navigate GER Careers.