June 11-13, 2019 | Carleton College | Northfield, Minnesota

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At this workshop, participants from a variety of institution types and environmental fields (e.g., ecology, Earth science, hydrology, geology, oceanography, limnology, etc.) will share their experiences, expertise and resources, for teaching quantitative reasoning in the undergraduate classroom. Participants will contribute towards understanding and synthesizing the community's collective needs, challenges, and current best strategies for teaching quantitative reasoning, skills, and literacy. These outcomes will inform the design, development, and implementation of future EDDIE modules. Additionally, the workshop will generate a collection of resources and tools for teaching quantitative reasoning that will be made publicly available to anyone teaching in these fields.

Workshop Goals

The goals of this workshop are to:

  • Understand and synthesize the needs, challenges, and current best strategies for teaching quantitative reasoning, skills, and literacy for undergraduate STEM classes in environmental science related fields (e.g., ecology, hydrology, Earth science, geology, climatology, soil science, limnology, etc.)
  • Have participants learn about Project EDDIE and the teaching modules that were previously developed as part of the Environmental Data or Macrosystems initiatives.
  • Inform the design, development, and implementation of future Project EDDIE curricular modules and professional development opportunities to address the needs and challenges identified by the community
  • Build a community of people interested in improving their teaching of quantitative reasoning through open-ended exploration and interpretation of real-world data
  • Outline a community vision synthesis regarding the best practices and strategies for addressing the needs and challenges associated with teaching quantitative reasoning, skills, and literacy

Dates: June 11 - 13, 2019

The workshop will begin at 5:00 PM on June 11, 2019 and conclude at 1:00 PM on June 13, 2019.


By applying to the workshop, participants agree to do the following if accepted:

  • Submit an essay (no more than two pages)as part of Registration on the challenges, circumstances, program elements that contribute towards impeding student learning about quantitative reasoning and teaching with data in the classroom. What strategies have you found successful?
  • Submit either a Teaching Activity or Course Syllabus as part of registration. A template will be provided for participants to enter the essential information about a teaching activity or syllabus they use to teach quantitative reasoning or teaching using data. These items will be made into a public collection and used at the workshop.
  • Participate fully in the entire workshop and attend all workshop sessions. Based on application and registration materials, participants may be invited to make presentations or serve as discussion or working group leaders at the workshop. Please plan to arrive by the opening session and stay through the closing session.

Code of Conduct –The Project EDDIE Workshop will be taking place within the Carleton Community and participants are expected to abide by Carleton's Policy on Sexual Misconduct.


There is no registration cost for attending this meeting and Project EDDIE will cover the cost of dual occupancy hotel accommodations and meals during the workshop. A travel reimbursement of up to $330 per person is available to help offset participant travel to Carleton College in Northfield, MN. A shuttle to and from Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport (MSP) will be arranged for participants arriving by air.

Application and Selection Criteria

The workshop is limited to 35 participants. The final list of participants will be developed with the goal of assembling a group of faculty and instructors representing a range of disciplines (e.g., ecology, hydrology, Earth science, geology, climatology, soil science, limnology), institution types, and teaching experiences. Participants from two year institutions, tribal colleges and other minority-serving institutions are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications has passed.


Application Deadline - April 5
Selection Notification - April 10
Submit Travel Plans - April 30
Registration - April 30
Workshop - June 11-13


The workshop will be hosted by the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) and take place at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. All scheduled workshop events will be on the Carleton College campus. The walk from the hotel to campus is approximately 0.3 miles. Participants may request local shuttles, and other necessary accommodations on the registration form.

Past Events and Resources

For More Information

For more information about this workshop please contact Cailin Huyck Orr or Andrew Haveles