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2018 Rendezvous Activity Review Camp

July 15, 2018, Lawrence, KS
In association with the fourth annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous

Applications for Review Camp are Closed

Volunteers will attend a one-day "Review Camp" to help peer review the collections of submitted teaching activities from InTeGrate and other NAGT sponsored programs. The Review Camp will be held prior to the Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Lawrence, KS, on Sunday, July 15, from 8:30am to 5:00pm. We seek reviewers from across the disciplines who can evaluate the content and pedagogical quality of InTeGrate's contributed collections as well as related activities from other projects. We will select 25 volunteers from those who apply. For this important service, InTeGrate will provide a $500 stipend that will help to offset your travel and accommodations. Stipends will be distributed 4 to 6 weeks after the conclusion of the Earth Educators' Rendezvous. You must be present for the full day of the camp to be eligible to receive a stipend.

Expectations

Prior to the camp, participants are expected to:

During the camp, participants are expected to:

  • refine their completed reviews
  • complete their full complement of reviews (20 total)

Activities will be assigned on a rolling basis, but well in advance of the review camp. Reviewers are encouraged to complete as many as possible prior to camp to help us take full advantage of the collaborative opportunities the camp provides. We expect that, on average, an individual review will take about half an hour, but this will vary depending upon the the scope, format, and quality of the activities. At the review camp the group will share experiences and perspectives on activities to refine your reviewing strategy, deal with any issues that may arise from your reviews, and modify and/or complete additional reviews as time allows.

Selection Criteria

The teaching activities to be reviewed cover a range of topics related to teaching about the Earth across disciplines. Reviewers will be selected based on:

  • completed application
  • knowledge of research-based practices for design and implementation of teaching activities
  • familiarity with the SERC/Teach the Earth activity collection and previous reviewing or workshop participation
Reviews will be assigned to selected participants based as much as possible on a match of disciplinary expertise to materials in the contributed collection. However, due to the collection's wide range of content, reviewers may be assigned reviews outside their area. Reviewers are encouraged to identify their expertise in broad terms, such as "Environmental Geology" or "Paleontology." Reviewers with a diverse background are appreciated.

Questions: Contact Kyle Fredrick

Pre-Camp Webinar