Adapting Lessons for Your Classroom

Thursday, Friday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online


Christopher Berg, Orange Coast College
Megan Plenge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Many fantastic Earth and Environmental Science lesson plans and course materials are now available from SERC, NASA, IRIS, and a variety of other institutions. Some instructors may be daunted by the effort involved in integrating some of these activities into their courses; either because the context doesn't match, the teaching style seems too far removed from what they typically do in the classroom, or because the content is not *quite* aligned with your course objectives. This workshop will provide you with suggestions and strategies for modifying these existing lesson plans to align with your existing learning objectives and fit your course context (whether a remote asynchronous course, a laboratory, a large-enrollment lecture course, or something in between). We'll talk about active learning strategies that you can modify to fit each of these settings. Our goal is to give you plenty of time to explore these lesson repositories and work with peers to practice modifying lessons to fit your course. Finally, we hope to collect all of the created lessons into a google drive so that you can benefit from each other's work as well!