October 28-30, 2019 | Carleton College | Northfield, Minnesota

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At this 2.5-day face-to-face workshop, participants will focus on understanding, designing, and developing teaching modules that use the community identified best practices for using large datasets to improve quantitative reasoning in students. Participants will be guided through development of an EDDIE module designed for a class they will be teaching in the current academic year. Topics will span environmental fields such as ecology, earth science, hydrology, geology, oceanography, limnology, and other related fields. Each module will focus on specific scientific concepts and address a set of quantitative reasoning skills using a publicly available large dataset and adhere to Project EDDIE's Materials Development Expectations. Workshop attendees will include faculty members from different disciplines and institution types and will be selected through an application process. Participants will be expected to develop, teach, revise and publish their module to the Project EDDIE website by the end of spring term 2020. Stipends are available to support development, piloting, and publishing the modules.

Workshop Goals

The goals of this workshop are to:

  • Understand how working with large datasets improves quantitative reasoning in students
  • Develop an EDDIE module for a class you will be teaching
  • Incorporate your module into your syllabus/course schedule and develop an assessment plan


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

  • Participate fully in the entire workshop and attend all workshop sessions. Please plan to arrive by the opening session and stay through the closing session.
  • Complete development of a Project EDDIE module at the workshop and submit it to the project database. Modules may be developed by small teams of 2-3.
  • Teach the resulting module in your own course, revise and publish the module to the EDDIE website by June 2020. Stipends are available to support development. Please see details below.
  • Provide feedback to Project EDDIE through a web-based form.

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.

Dates: October 28-30, 2019

The workshop will begin at 8:00 AM on October 28, 2019 and conclude at 12:30 PM on October 30, 2019.


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.


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. Travel reimbursement 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.

The successful completion of a module includes up to a $1,500 stipend. Successful completion of the modules includes authoring, piloting, revising, and publishing the teaching and supporting materials.

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Application and Selection Criteria

The workshop is limited to 20 participants. The final list of participants will be developed with the goal of assembling a group of faculty and instructors from 2-year and 4-year post-secondary institutions that represent a range of institution types, disciplines (e.g., ecology, hydrology, Earth science, geology, climatology, soil science, limnology, etc.), and teaching experiences. Participants from two year institutions, tribal colleges and other minority-serving institutions are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline has passed.


Applications Open - May 20
Application Deadline - Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis until September 8th
Selection Notification including travel stipend - August 29
Registration deadline - September 29
Submit Travel Plans - September 29
Workshop - October 28-30

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For More Information

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