2020 Rendezvous Activity Review Camp

July 12, 2020, Palo Alto, CA
In association with the sixth annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous

Application deadline: May 4, 2020

Volunteers will attend a one-day "Review Camp" to help peer review the collections of submitted teaching activities from Teach the Earth and NAGT sponsored programs. The Review Camp will be held prior to the Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Palo Alto, CA, on Sunday, July 12, from 8:30am to 5:00pm. We seek reviewers from across the disciplines who can evaluate the content and pedagogical quality of Teach the Earth's contributed collections as well as related activities from other projects. We will select 25 volunteers from those who apply. For this important service, NAGT 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:

  • view this one-hour webinar to familiarize themselves with the review process
  • complete at least 10 to 15 teaching activity reviews

During the camp, participants are expected to:

  • collaborate with fellow reviewers and 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
  • familiarity with the SERC/Teach the Earth activity collection and previous reviewing or workshop participation
  • knowledge of research-based practices for design and implementation of teaching activities

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.Apply to participate »

Questions: Contact Kyle Fredrick

Pre-Camp Webinar