Initial Publication Date: March 21, 2019

Programming for 2YC Faculty

Customize your Program

Join us for the fifth annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Nashville, TN! Drawing across the fields of geoscience, environmental science, sustainability education, and more, meeting attendees will have the opportunity to customize their program to learn broadly, focus on a particular issue or challenge, or something in between. Events include interactive workshops, oral and poster sessions, plenary talks and teaching demonstrations (see the Rendezvous program).

Morning workshops and working groups will meet for two or three days. Workshops are interactive, with participants learning from experts and from one another. The extended lunch hour provides a break and an opportunity to network with colleagues. Poster sessions will begin during the lunch hour on two days and the posters will remain available through the close of the day's program, with authors present after afternoon sessions. During the afternoon you can pick from a mix of mini-workshops, round-table discussions and/or contributed talks or teaching demonstrations. Check out the sessions below that include 2YC faculty as part of their intended audience at the Rendezvous this summer!

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Featured Events

Monday-Wednesday Morning Workshops

  • Designing Effective Lessons for your First Geoscience Course, 8:30-11:30am.
  • Teaching Introductory Geoscience with Data and Math in a Societal Context Using GETSI Modules, 8:30-11:30am.

Thursday-Friday Morning Workshops

  • Adapting Active Learning Strategies in Your Courses, 8:30-11:30am.
  • Creating and Integrating Meaningful Virtual and Augmented Reality Content for Geoscience Classes, 8:30-11:30am.
  • Marine Geology Using GEODE, 8:30-11:30am. By application only- apply by March 31.
  • Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Minorities in Geoscience, 8:30-11:30am.
  • Measuring and Increasing the Level of Inquiry in Science Laboratory Activities, 8:30-11:30am.

Afternoon Programming

Monday Events

  • A Beginner's Guide to Creating Short Videos for Geoscience Courses, afternoon mini-workshop. 1:30-4:00pm.
  • How to Create your Own Open Educational Resources: Examples from Analytical Methods in Geosciences (AMiGEO), afternoon mini-workshop, 1:30-4:00pm.
  • Using Community Science to Advance Earth Science Learning, afternoon mini-workshop. 1:30-4:00pm.
  • Earth Education Forum, 4:30-5:45pm.

Tuesday Events

Wednesday Events

  • Data Labs: Using Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI) Data to Engage Students in Oceanography afternoon two-day workshop. Tue-Wed (day 2 of 2), 1:30-4:00pm. By application only- apply by March 31.
  • Telling a New Climate Story — Giving Students a Positive Voice in the Age of Science Denialism afternoon mini-workshop, 1:30-4pm.
  • Poster Session - 4:30-5:45pm.
  • Geo2YC Happy Hour (evening event)

Thursday Events

  • Addressing Bias in Teaching, afternoon mini-workshop, 1:30-4pm.
  • Successes and Challenges of Using Social Media in Teaching and Learning, afternoon mini-workshop, 1:30-4pm.
  • Spicing Up Your Assessments: Moving beyond exams, afternoon mini-workshop, 1:30-4pm.
  • Panel Discussion, 4:30-5:45pm: Grand Challenges in Earth Learning: Perspectives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Friday Events