Sunday July 16

1:30 to 1:45 pm Welcome and Overview of Workshop (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.3MB Jul16 17)

  • Goals
  • Example of a Geoscience Community's Articulation of Grand Challenges and Strategies: IODP Building US Strategies (Acrobat (PDF) 3MB Jul16 17)
  • Organization of the 4-day Workshop

1:45 to 2:45 pm Creating a Community Research Plan, Lessons from 2002 Bringing Research on Learning to the Geosciences: Manduca, Mogk and Stillings (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.3MB Jul16 17) by Cathy Manduca

2:45 to 3:00 pm Break (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 574kB Jul16 17) - Sit with thematic working group when return from break

3:00 to 5:20 pm Working Groups: Grand Challenges Part 1 (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 590kB Jul16 17)

  • What are the things/important issues to consider as we address this task of identifying grand challenges for our theme? (30 min)
    • Part 1: (10-15 minutes) Use World Cafe model for each individual to share their ideas/thoughts in turn.
    • Part 2: (15-20 minutes) Participants engage in a group discussion of ideas raised.
  • Build from what was articulated as research priorities and example questions from webinar, and reshape/revise/augment as Grand Challenges. (60 min)
  • Opportunity for feedback on current thinking about the Grand Challenges. Talk with 1 other working group for sharing/feedback. (30 min)
    • Both WGs on Research on students' conceptual understanding
    • Both WGs for Research on cognitive domain and problem solving
    • Research on access and success with Research on institutional change and professional development
    • Research on instructional strategies with Research on student self-regulated learning/meta-cognition and affect
    • Research on K-12 teacher education with Research on teaching about the earth in context of societal problems
  • Working group mini-report-out to whole group (20 min). Comments on points of intersection, trends they see, commonalities, and questions. 1 thought to share per working group.

5:20 to 5:30 pm NSF Perspective, Looking Ahead, and Daily Roadcheck

  • Comments by Keith Sverdrup
  • Looking Ahead to Monday's Agenda Looking Forward Sunday end of day (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 610kB Jul16 17)
  • Complete Daily Roadcheck online

Monday July 17

8:30 to 8:35 am Overview of Day

  • Everyone start in meeting room to start day. We will break into working groups after communicating a few points to whole group.
  • Share yesterday's results of daily roadcheck
  • Structure and goals of today's workshop

8:35 to 9:35 am Working Groups: Grand Challenges Part 2

  • How does the list of desired undergraduate geoscience concepts and workforce skills presented in the Summit document inform the GER Grand Challenges? (60 min)
9:35 to 10 am Review and Feedback on Draft Grand Challenges
  • Pick two themes that you are interested in (but not in the working group for) and review the draft grand challenges. Use the Discussion Boxes on their workspace pages to add your constructive comments, critiques (e.g., gap analysis - what is missing?), and suggestions (e.g., can you add to their rationale for the grand challenges?). This is an individual activity - each of you can pick whichever two themes you wish to focus on. (25 minutes total; 10 minutes per selected themes, and 5 minutes to review the comments received on your theme's Grand Challenges).

10:00 to 10:15 am Break - Sit with other people (non-working group) when return from break

10:15 to 11:15 am Role of Models and Theories in Research Design (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 20.7MB Jul17 17) by Julie Libarkin

11:15 to 11:30 am Looking Ahead and Daily Roadcheck
  • Interest in topical lunch groups?
  • Looking Ahead to Tonight's Forum & Tuesday's Agenda (end of Monday (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 631kB Jul17 17))
  • Complete Daily Roadcheck online

4:30 to 5:45 pm Geoscience Education Resarch and Practice Forum (aka the GER Listening Tour)

  • Attend the Forum to gather information on what questions geoscience educators most want geoscience education researcher to address. Questions to be addressed:
    • Has there been a finding from education research, so far, that has profoundly impacted your teaching? And why was that finding so powerful?
    • What questions would you most like Geoscience Education Researchers to tackle and answer on your behalf?
    • When Geoscience Education Researchers have figured out something with practical significance for your teaching, how would you like to learn about it?

Tuesday July 18

8:30 to 8:35 am Overview of Day

  • Sit at tables in working group
  • Share yesterday's results of daily roadcheck
  • Structure and goals of today's workshop

8:35 to 10:10 am Working Groups: Grand Challenges Part 3

  • Finalize Grand Challenges (35 min + 5 min to compile)
    • Consider what you learned at the Monday Research and Practice Forum, Julie's theory session, any mini-workshops you went to, and from any other resources to continue to refine and provide a rationale for your Grand Challenges.
    • Make one powerpoint slide (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 30kB Jul18 17) on your theme's grand challenges with highest priority/priorities indicated. Please use a wide-screen (16:9) slide size.
    • Uploaded your slide to workspace by 9:10 so John can compile into a single file.
  • Report Out by Working Groups: Proposed Grand Challenges for Future GER (50 min)
    • Each working group gets 3 minutes to present their single slide
    • Participants get 2 min to write one or two responses (comments, questions, suggestions) on color-coded sticky notes. We will organize these on posters for working groups to have during break.
      • Yellow = affirming, reinforcing comments
      • All Other Colors = suggestions and questions (e.g., Have you considered....)
    • Combined Working Group Slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 341kB Jul18 17)

10:10 to 10:25 am Break

10:25 to 11:20 am Working Groups: Strategies Part 1

  • What will it take to move forward on your priority grand challenges?
    • Strategize on the best way to achieve success for those prioritized research questions in your theme. (55 min) Consider the following in their discussion:
      • Suggestions on stickies from Grand Challenge report out
      • Timeframe: <10 years - what actions needs to take place to achieve success?
      • Consider what the first steps need to be BOTH for the quick successes (low hanging fruit) and the important longer term/larger scale activities.
      • The GER strength of evidence pyramid (e.g., consider what strategies would increase the strength of GER community claims).
      • Responses on opportunities and needs for GER from 2017 GER survey: Summary of Opportunities and Needs (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 17kB Jul17 17)
      • Results from the pre-workshop questions on funding: funding summary (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 68kB Jul18 17)
      • Outcomes from the Monday Research and Practice Forum
      • Outcomes from Monday session on Role of Models and Theories
11:20 to 11:30 am Looking Ahead (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 588kB Jul18 17) and Daily Roadcheck
  • Interest in topical lunch groups? Potential collaborations and further discussions.
  • Highlight several Round Table Discussions this afternoon that may inform our discussions
  • Pre-workshop breakfast by GER Division in our workshop room at 7:45 am Wed
  • Looking Ahead to Wednesday's Agenda
  • Complete Daily Roadcheck online

Wednesday July 19

7:45 to 8:15 am Breakfast with NAGT GER Division (optional)

  • Bagels and coffee and discussions with GER Division officers

8:30 to 8:35 am Overview of Day

  • Sit at any table (not in working groups)
  • Share yesterday's results of daily roadcheck
  • Structure and goals of today's workshop
8:35 to 9:30 am How can we Improve the Strength of Evidence in GER? Thinking Strategically about Assessment by Karen McNeal and Julie Libarkin
  • presentation
  • activity

9:30 to 9:45 am Break - Sit with thematic working group when return from break

9:45 to 10:20 am Working Groups: Strategies Part 2

  • Finalize Grand Challenges and Add Recommended Strategies (30 min plus 5 min for compiling slides)
    • Consider the following additional information since Strategies Session 1:
      • what you learned in the assessment session
      • Any round-tables or mini-workshops you went to Tuesday afternoon
  • Make 1 slide to share the final version of your grand challenges and one powerful strategy that you think may be important. Please uploaded slide to workspace by 10:20 so we can compile into single file.

10:20 to 11:00 am Working Groups: Strategies Part 3

  • Report Out to Whole Group: Working groups report out their finalized grand challenges and one powerful strategy that you think may be important. (40 min)
    • Each group gets 3 minutes to present, followed by 1 minute of questions.
11:00 to 11:15 am: Whole Group Discussion on the Collection of Grand Challenges and Recommended Strategies
  • What are the emerging big ideas that unite multiple themes? (15 min)
11:15 to 11:20 am Next Steps (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 340kB Jul18 17)
  • Plans already in place
11:20 to 11:30 am End Workshop Evaluation and Stipend forms for those who applied for travel support