Group 7 Discussion Notes
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Group members: Emeline Renz (Scribe). Michael DeAngelis, Alyssa Abbey, Leah Courtland, Rene Shroat-Lewis
Imagining Big: How can we design...?
Michael: InTeGrate Project scope is focused at a certain age level. Missing younger education. We need to educate from Walking and Talking to.. forever! *Missing early education*
Leah: Materials are geared toward lower division undergrads. PHD OR MASTERS? What's the next step?
Alyssa: Adult Learning, for example Lawyers, the material might seem childish.
Michael: School groups vs. Seniors, Same Concepts, but we don't underestimate older adults.
Leah: Different preconceptions. Adults have set ideas, frames of mind. How to expand to different frames of mind.
Rene: Try to bring in more of the middle school-high-elementary teachers to the InToGrate Realm/open up/draw in the teachers. So they can learn AND share the activities.
Michale: Convo with a high school teacher. It's too much in each module. Module and then the LITE version.
Leah: Modules become out of date. Community for updating the data, instructions... recreate for their own modules.
Emeline: More generalized so instructors can customize to place, time, etc.
Alyssa: Didn't know about Geology in high school, not until college. Not what they learned in high school, so we need a Teach Earth Concepts to Teachers.
Leah: CERC Website. There's information. How to get to teachers.
Emeline: Getting CERC to conferences. getting to other groups, preaching to the choir here.
Leah: It would be a two-way street. We can learn from them, and they can learn from us!
Rene: Summer workshops for teachers, but you need to offer stipends, they want money. This is a big idea, we need funding to help them
Michael: directed mentorship program throughout the school year. Checking in, review, etc. Mentoring for adults. Might help with the Isolation.
Emeline: Traveling Workshop (already a program (NAGT). Workshops for K-12 )
Micahel: What are the pre-conveived notions of students? What do 6th graders believe? How can you involve the students in a different way? How can the students teach us?
Cathy: "Stakeholder engagement"
Leah: Mind-mapping to get at some of their underlying emotions and ideas. Why are you here? What are your concerns? Then take them outside to discuss and reflect.
Emeline: Soft Skills: learning how to learn, learning about teaching, metacognition.
Leah: On-ramps to Tectonics Poster Example, demo of approaches to teaching something New.
Conclusion: Wider range of target audience, young people and adult learners. (Got taken). Educational Spectrum! YAY Leah!