Dear Online Rendezvous Participant,
What a great start to the 2020 Earth Educators' Rendezvous! Whether you are a first-time participant or a veteran to Rendezvous, we hope you felt a sense of connection at the online Opening Reception with your colleagues across the country. We are excited for the opportunities to learn from each other during the upcoming week. As you prepare for tomorrow's schedule of events, please make note of the following:
Morning Workshop Connection Information
Registered for a Monday-Wednesday morning workshop? You can find details about your workshop, along with connection information, on the corresponding session page. In order to access the connection information, you'll need to be logged in to your SERC account. Having trouble viewing the connection information? Contact the support person listed on the workshop page.
- Preparing for an Academic Career
- Creating Inquiry-Based Labs for Introductory Geology Courses
- Teaching your upper-level course online: A Community Collaboration to build robust online Geoscience courses
- The Whys and Hows of Implementing Virtual and Augmented Reality in Earth Science Classrooms
- Writing Retreat: Writing as a Community of Practice
Want to attend one of tomorrow's afternoon mini-workshops? Rendezvous participants registered for Monday can find connection information for each workshop on the mini-workshop pages below. Having trouble viewing the connection information? Contact the person listed on that page. The mini workshops will be held 12:00-2:30 PT | 1:00 - 3:30 MT | 2:00 - 4:30 CT | 3:00 - 5:30 ET.
- Best Practices for Implementing Dual Enrollment Programs
- Getting Started in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
- Navigating and Contributing to Teach the Earth
- Impostor Syndrome
- Strategies for Incorporating Sustainability Throughout your Earth Science Course
- The Water-Literate Citizen: Help Develop a New Framework Document for Water Literacy
Rendezvous Exhibitors and Sponsors
We would again like to extend a sincere thank you to the Exhibitors/Sponsors of this year's Rendezvous: NAGT's TED Division (sponsoring both Plenaries), Raspberry Shake, UNAVCO, Little River Research and Design, and IRIS. Please visit the Exhibitors/Sponsors page to view more information about these organizations and to view the times that representatives will be available LIVE to talk with you on Zoom!
EESS Stipends Available
Doing something related to sustainability at the Online Earth Educators' Rendezvous? Take 5 minutes right now; it's not too late, the deadline is tonight! There are still stipends available through the Earth Education for Sustainable Societies (EESS) project. Up to 80 eligible Rendezvous attendees will receive $100 stipends in support of participation in Rendezvous activities (workshops, panels, etc.) that align with the vision of EESS. To apply, simply submit a short statement (1-3 sentences) of how your participation in a particular workshop or other event will help you build momentum toward earth education for sustainable societies in alignment with that vision. Application deadline is today, July 12.
CEU Credit Opportunity
Interested in receiving Continuing Education Unit credit for participation at the Rendezvous? Complete the end of workshop evaluations and attendance sign in sheets. Send your request to NAGT's Executive Office at email@example.com.
Share Your Aha Moments
We invite you to share your "aha moments" from the week though the EER Community Idea Album. What changed for you? What inspired you? What surprised you? What encouraged you? We invite everyone to post their reflections as the experiences happen, rather than waiting until the end of the week. Submit as many "aha moments" as you like!
Share a Selfie
To help build a visual sense of community, we'd like to invite all participants to share a selfie of your Rendezvous experience throughout the week. Whether you're Rendezvousing solo, have a furry co-worker, or a tiny human companion; whether you're joining us from a big city, small cabin, or somewhere in between - show us how you're Rendezvousing! We will post this photo on the Rendezvous site, so please keep it clean and appropriate. This is entirely voluntary, so if you're not comfortable having your photo on the public site, please do not upload it.
We are excited to announce that the 2021 Earth Educators' Rendezvous will be held July 12-16 at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota. We look forward to another exciting event next year in the Twin Cities. Sign up to receive timely updates as the 2021 program, deadlines, and speakers become available.
Have an idea for 2021 programming? Share your ideas here! The committee will review all suggestions and work to create a balanced program that serves diverse audiences. We ask that suggestions be made by October 1, 2020 for consideration for the 2021 program.
Stay tuned for more informational updates as the details about Rendezvous 2021 unfold!
Be sure to check your email for our evening communication which will include last-minute updates and highlights for the next day. Remember: if you do not receive a daily email, be sure to check your "spam" folder.
We look forward to the upcoming week and "seeing" everyone online.
Caroline Smith, on behalf of the Rendezvous conveners