Fall 2021 Professional Development

published Aug 31, 2021 1:29pm

Applications and registrations are now open for a variety of Project EDDIE events taking place Fall 2021 and January 2022. You are welcome to join in and share opportunities with your colleagues!

Jump to: November Module Adopters Workshop | Webinar and Meet the Author Series | January EDDIE Module Development | Virtual Art-EDDIE workshop at AGU | Project EDDIE Faculty Mentoring Network

Meet the Author Events & Webinar Series

The Project EDDIE Webinar series continues for Fall 2021. In addition to webinars that help you get started in teaching quantitative reasoning, we have added new "Meet the Author" style events that bring together module authors around themes to share ideas and answer questions around themes that appeal to faculty getting started teaching with open data.

Teaching Climate Change with Data in Your Introductory Course

Meet the Author Event with Allison Jacobel, Middlebury College & Brown University, Kelly Knight, Katy High School, Houston Community College
Friday, September 17, 2021, at 12:00 pm PT | 1:00 pm MT | 2:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm ET
Register by September 15
Description: Teaching undergraduate non-science majors how to analyze climate data calls for careful consideration of their backgrounds and interests. This event brings together the authors of two Project EDDIE modules: Paleoclimate and Ocean Biogeochemistry and Prairie Eco Services so that you might explore how to start teaching your students about climate change using data. You will have time for discussion with one of the authors at the end of this event.

Exploring the Drivers of Change in Plants through Data, Customizing for Introductory and Upper Level Classes

Meet the Author Event with Pamela Freeman, The College of St. Scholastica and Kyla Dahlin, Michigan State University
Thursday, October 7 , 2021, at 11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET
Register by October 5
Description: Plants respond to multiple drivers of change from changes in climate, land use, water, and nutrients. How you engage your students in looking at the drivers of change might depend on the past knowledge and experience of your students. This event brings together authors of two Project EDDIE modules: Phenology trends and climate change in MN and Remote Sensing of Plants and Topography in R so that you can think about how to engage your students at different expertise levels. You will have time for discussion with one of the authors at the end of this event.

Measuring Sustainability? Teaching Sustainability Using GAPMinder

Led by Natalie D. Hunt, University of MN-Twin Cities
Thursday, October 28 , 2021, at 12:00 pm PT | 1:00 pm MT | 2:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm ET
Register by October 26
Description: Sustainability is a complex term that is applied to many different contexts. How do you help your students think about what sustainability entails and how it might be measured? This webinar will engage audiences in helping students in introductory environmental science and sustainability courses frame sustainability questions and identify and compare sustainability metrics using the Gapminder tool. It will highlight ways to engage your students in defining sustainability metrics and exploring publicly available datasets using an online tool from the Sustainability Metrics module.

Helping students critically evaluate data

Led by Annette Brickley, NES-LTER Education and Outreach Coordinator, Kathy Browne, Rider University, and Gabi Smalley, Rider University
Friday, November 12, 2021, at 1:30 pm PT | 2:30 pm MT | 3:30 pm CT | 4:30 pm ET
Register by November 10
Description: The "A-B-C" structure of all EDDIE modules is designed to build student skills towards independent evidence-based thinking and communicating. Using a long term data set from the Chesapeake Bay, the authors of the Hypoxia in Coastal Marine Ecosystems module will share how they designed and modified the "parts" to meet students' needs to think critically about data. From a decade-long time series showing annual change, students step from recognizing simpler patterns to pulling apart more complex patterns with time lag and correlations. Contextual understanding of nutrients, photosynthesis and respiration, estuarine ecosystems, and anthropogenic input all deepen the inquiry.

Engaging students in physical oceanography through data analyses

Meet the Author Event with April Watson, Lynn University and Jacqui Jenkins-Degan, Cape Fear Community College
Friday, November 19, 2021, at 11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET
Register by November 17
Description: Understanding physical processes in the ocean is an important topic covered in oceanography and hazards courses. Teaching it through data analyses helps your students better understand how the ocean works. This event brings together the authors of two project EDDIE modules: Wind and Ocean Ecosystems and Bomb Cyclones-They're Explosive so that you can explore opportunities to engage your students in exploring wind data, upwelling, and storms. You will have time for discussion with one of the authors at the end of the event.

The Green Infrastructure EDDIE Module: an Interdisciplinary Approach to Developing Student Problem Solving Skills

Led by Elizabeth Farrell, CUNY Queens College; SUNY Nassau Community College
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 12:00 pm PT | 1:00 pm MT | 2:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm ET
Register by November 29
Description: This webinar explores ideas for connecting the Green Infrastructure/Green Roofs module to other areas of your course to improve student learning. There are opportunities to reinforce analytical and conceptual understanding important to hydrology and sustainability. You will learn about examples of how the module was connected to other content in a non majors environmental science course, but reflect on and discuss connections to content in your course. Participants will explore a user friendly hydrological modeling website that can help students evaluate real world solutions to urban runoff by encouragingcritical thinking and problem solving.

Additional webinars are currently being scheduled for the Spring.

Project EDDIE Module Adopter's Virtual Workshop

Facilitated by Catherine O'Reilly, Illinois State University, Sarah Fortner, Science Education Resource Center

Friday, November 5, 2021, 2-5 pm ET and choose: a session on November 9th or November 10th from 10 am - 1 pm ET.

Curious about utilizing Project EDDIE Modules for your course to improve how you support your students in developing quantitative reasoning and to build a vibrant environment for collaboration and inquiry with openly available data? This virtual workshop begins with a 3-hour session geared toward helping you adapt a module to fit your course. Then you will choose one or two other sessions designed to help to build your skills in supporting students with diverse backgrounds in quantitative reasoning and supporting them in collaboration that reveals vibrant ways of thinking about problems and the value of sharing ideas.Learn more and apply by Sept 30

January 2022 Module Development & Community Building Experience

Facilitated by Catherine O'Reilly, Illinois State University, Dax Soule, Queens College, Thomas Meixner, Arizona State University, Andrew Haveles, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Sarah Fortner, Science Education Resource Center

Thursday, January 20 through Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Carleton College with two, 2 hour follow-up meetings on Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022 and Monday, February 28, 2022.

During this in-person workshop at Carleton College, you will develop your own Project EDDIE teaching module using an openly available data set. Participants will design a module for their biology, geology, ecology, or environmental science course that engages students in inquiry and quantitative reasoning. After the development workshop, participants are expected to attend two short virtual meetings for peer review and sharing to build a strong community of peers invested in teaching with open data. Funding is available for full participation in the authoring meeting and follow-on community-building meetings.Learn more and apply by Nov 1

Virtual Workshop at the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting: Building quantitative literacy through science, education, and art.

Facilitated by Sarah Fortner, Science Education Resource Center, Hannah Perrine Mode, Independent Artist, Thomas Meixner, Arizona State University

6 hours, TBD during the first week of December, in conjunction with the Annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting

In the first half of this workshop, educators will engage with strategies that help teach open data, and plan how they can adapt or adopt a Project EDDIE module in their course. In the second half of this workshop, a panel of artists including: Jiabao Li (Artist, Designer & Technologist), Gabriel Harp (Art & Science in Higher Education), Hannah Perrine Mode (Artist, Faculty on the Juneau Icefield Research Program) and Francesca Samsel (Artist, Big data visualization) will share rich examples of how they have built connections or translated science in ways that enhance learning or community connections. Using what they have learned from these artists, participants will develop and share their ideas and action plan for using a Project EDDIE module with artistic approaches in their course. Please register for our workshop as you sign up for the AGU meeting.

Faculty Mentoring Network-Teaching Scientific Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning with Large-Datasets and Inquiry-Driven Learning

Facilitated by Andrew Haveles, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Regular Fall network meetings

Project EDDIE is excited to help faculty get started teaching quantitative reasoning in their geology, ecology, and environmental science courses using a suite of new Project EDDIE Modules this Fall. Participants in this Fall 2021 Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) will implement a Project EDDIE module and discuss topics such as math anxiety, inquiry-based learning, student motivation, and implementation strategies. The FMN is conducted in Project EDDIE's collaboration with BioQUEST / QUBES. The application has deadline has passed, but sign up to receive announcements for future opportunities to engage with Project EDDIE. Applications to participate in this opportunity have now closed, but look for products from this FMN in 2022!.