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Participants should plan to use a computer during the workshop. A computer will work better for the combination of software needed--Zoom, web browser, and Microsoft Office or PDF files.

Pre-workshop prep & tasks between workshop days


These are links that will be helpful to have handy. They are in other places too but they are consolidated here for easy access.

  1. Workshop Google folder with some shared files for breakout groups
  2. GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI)
    1. Measuring the Earth with GPS module, Unit 3: Glaciers, GPS, and Sea Level Rise
    2. Eyes on the Hydrosphere: Tracking Water Resources module


(Program starts at 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET; times below are represented as hour:minute to standardize among time zones)

  • 0:00 Introductions and Icebreakers - Workshop Introduction and Overview (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 25.3MB Jul15 20)
    • Workshop overview, Technology procedures/protocols, Introduction to GETSI and geodesy (15 minutes)
    • Icebreaker breakout groups - sharing online teaching experiences and insights (20 minutes) (you will be working with the same randomly assigned breakout group for all of Thursday).

Icebreaker breakout groups (20 min) - discuss the following:

  • Name, institution, courses taught in spring
  • What was your personal experience incorporating data into remote teaching this spring?
  • Was there anything about teaching online that was better for you in working with data?
    How did you overcome challenges to online teaching with (or without) data?
  • Contribute at least one comment to the Group Google Doc
    (pick a speaker from your group)
  • Whole group discussion - each gives ~2 sentence overview of main points (15 minutes)
  • 0:50 Measuring the Earth with GPS module with emphasis on Unit 3: Glaciers, GPS, and Sea Level Rise
  • Thursday mid-session breakout groups (60 min including 10-min break) - do the following:

    • Work individually (but with breakout group open) for 15-20 minutes – work your way through the exercise
    • Start to discuss what you've found so far and keep working through it
    • By last 10 minutes move to Questions 19 & 20 if you have not gotten there yet
    • Questions to discuss
      • Did anything about this surprise you?
      • What do you think your students would struggle with the most? How would you help them?
      • How might it vary between in-person and online setting?
  • Group debrief (20 minutes)
  • 2:30 Reflection time
    • Breakout groups (10 minutes write/reflect for yourself; 10 minutes discussion with breakout group)
    • Prep for Friday (5 minutes)
    • Roadcheck (5 minutes)
  • 3:00 Adjourn
  • See above for the homework prep for Day 2.


    (Program starts at 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET; times below are represented as hour:minute to standardize among time zones)

    • 0:00 Plan for the morning
    • 0:05 Eyes on the Hydrosphere: Tracking Water Resources module
      • Module overview (10 minutes)
      • Breakout groups work on Unit 1 and annotating hydrologic cycle diagram with appropriate methods (25 minutes) - will be working in jigsaw groups of 6 with "experts" for each of the 6 different methods

    6-person "expert" jigsaw breakout session (25 min) - do the following:

    • Each person should give a brief overview of his/her/their method, including its name, how it works, and which reservoirs and transport pathways it measures
    • On your water cycle diagram, please add each method to the appropriate reservoir(s) and transport pathway(s) for each method
    • 6 methods total, so ~2 minutes for each method and then discussion
    • Use your group water cycle diagram found in the workshop Google folder to come to agreement
  • Debrief and intro to Unit 2 (15 minutes)
  • Different breakout groups of ~4 discuss chosen case study site (you made this selection in the pre-survey)(25 minutes)
    • Unit 2.1 High Plain Aquifer groundwater
    • Unit 2.2 Western Mountain Watershed surface water
  • ~4-person case study breakout session (25 min) - do the following:

    • ~10 minutes working individually
    • Start to discuss what you've found so far and keep working through it
    • Unit 2.1 High Plains - make sure to at least look at societal-oriented #15 & 16 by the last 5 minutes
    • Unit 2.2 Western Mountain – jump ahead to #14-16 by midway thru the time and #21 by the last 5 minutes
    • As you are working, please consider the following:
      • How would I situate this activity in my class?
      • How would I implement this in a remote environment?
      • How would this activity look different in a synchronous class meeting vs. an asynchronous class meeting?
  • BREAK - 10 minutes
  • Whole group debrief and overview of Unit 3 (15 minutes)
  • Final personal planning period (50 min) - do the following:

    • 1:45 Explore other related resources - these modules more or other GETSI or InTeGrate modules
      • Work on your own but put questions, ah-hahs, suggestions into the chat box. We'll monitor and decide what to share out.
      • If it would be helpful, Becca or I could join you in a breakout room to have discussions that are better verbally.
    • 2:10 Implementation planning
      • What am I interested in using this fall?
      • What steps do I need to take to be ready?
  • 2:35 Whole Group discussion
  • 2:45 Workshop Evaluation
  • 3:00 Adjourn
  • Getting your stipend

    • All registered participants who attend the entire workshop will receive a $130 stipend.
    • Two documents are needed from each person. Files are included in printing document: PRINTING files for everyone (Zip Archive 2.6MB Jul11 20).
      • W9 - fill out and sign
      • Vendor Certification
        • Put your name on page 1
        • Put your name under both "Vendor's Name" and "Name of Person Authorized to sign", put address, and sign.
    • Return documents via paper-mail or email to Tim Reeme. If you send the documents via email but do not wish to include your SS#, you can send W9 with the SS# field blank and then call Tim to give it to him over the phone.
      • Tim Reeme
        6350 Nautilus Drive
        Boulder, CO 80301
        ‭(303) 381-7569
    • If you have taken a GETSI short course in the last two years AND you have not changed your address in the meantime, you do NOT need to resend the paperwork. It will still be on record with UNAVCO. Please just email Beth to say "I took a GETSI short course in the last two years. My address is still correct." (
    • DEADLINE to submit paperwork - July 27. I cannot ask the UNAVCO Business Office to handle paperwork trickling in for an extended time so we need your documents by this time. Thanks!