Application EER 2024 Workshop: Improving the sustainability of data-rich activities through the Community Contribution Tool

Some data-rich curriculum materials have resources that can become out of date or unavailable. To address this issue, this workshop will introduce the Community Contribution Tool (CCT), which facilitates updating datasets, graphs and other components of data-rich activities hosted on the Teach the Earth website.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Collaboratively learn about data-rich online curriculum modules and best practices for creating resources for long-term, sustainable use
  • Evaluate the sustainability of existing curriculum resources
  • Learn to use the CCT and practice using the tool to provide updates related to existing InTeGrate (ITG) and GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) modules*

This workshop is longer than a typical EER workshop but includes $1150 in stipends - $650 after completing all workshop activities and $500 after completing post-workshop deliverables by the August 16 deadline (will take ~10 hours post-workshop). If accepted to the workshop, you will need to register for the Rendezvous, for at least 3 days (Monday-Wednesday). Information about how to register will be provided in acceptance notices.

Meeting times will be:

  • Sunday July 14 - 9 am-4 pm (this is the day before the main EER program starts)
  • Monday-Wednesday July 15-17 - 8:30-11:30 am daily

Applications will be reviewed starting April 1 and will be considered until the workshop is full. Accepted applicants will start to be notified by April 15 or at least prior to the May 6 early bird deadline.

*InTeGrate and GETSI projects developed undergraduate teaching resources that feature Earth science learning in the context of addressing societal challenges. Many of the curriculum modules include data sets and other potentially time-sensitive resources. A new NSF-IUSE grant is supporting the development of the Community Contribution Tool to update a subset of the ITG-GETSI modules.


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8. Please select the InTeGrate/GETSI resource(s) that you have ever used (Select all that apply).

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11. Please select up to three other InTeGrate and/or GETSI resources that you would be most interested to help update if your first choice is not available.

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*Please note that stipends are NSF-funded so to be supported by this funding, participants must be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or in the employ of a U.S. institution.
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Participant selection will be informed by:

  • Availability for the full workshop and post workshop activities
  • Diversity of experience with ITG/GETSI modules and with curriculum development (we hope to have a good distribution of participants' level of experience)
  • Applicants' interest in specific modules (so we have a range of interest across different modules)
  • Diversity of institutional type