Building Quantitative Literacy Through Science, Education, and Art


SCIWS6 Workshop at the AGU 2021 Meeting

Workshop Facilitators

  • Susan Eriksson, Geoscience Educator and Evaluator, Independent Artist
  • Sarah Fortner, SERC at Carleton College
  • Thomas Meixner, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Arizona
  • Hannah Perrine Mode, Independent Artist, Academic Council Juneau Icefield Research Program

Artist Panel

  • Gabriel Harp, M.F.A., Director of Research & Creative Practice Development, Taubman College of Architecture of Urban Planning, University of Michigan (Art & Science in Higher Education)
  • Jiabao Li, M.F.A., Assistant Professor, Department of Design, University of Texas at Austin (Artist, Designer & Technologist)
  • Francesca Samsel, M.F.A., Research Scientist, Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin (Artist, Big data visualization)
  • Hannah Perrine Mode, M.F.A., Independent Artist (Artist, Faculty on the Juneau Icefield Research Program)

The goals of this virtual workshop are to:

  1. Engage in strategies for incorporating real world data and quantitative literacy into courses informed by EDDIE modules.
  2. Engage in strategies for enhancing quantitative literacy through the arts.
  3. Develop ideas for teaching inquiry and quantitative reasoning and enhancing student learning through artistic expression.

Part One: Inquiry, quantitative reasoning, & creativity

8:00-8:20 a.m. CT, Welcome & Icebreaker (Hannah/Sarah)

  • Why is quantitative learning is important to your students?
  • How does art deepen student learning connected to quantitative topics?

8:20-8:45 a.m. CT, Structure of the EDDIE teaching materials (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.5MB Nov29 21): Supporting Students in Building Inquiry & Quantitative Reasoning Skills (Tom)

8:45 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. CT, Teaching strategies used in EDDIE modules and opportunities for creative connections (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 12.6MB Dec3 21)(Sarah)

Share ideas for connecting

9:30 a.m.-9:40 a.m. CT, Break

9:40 a.m. -10:05 a.m. CT, Small Group Discussion (Tom)

  1. How do you see yourself applying strategies from the EDDIE rubric or modules?
  2. What are the human, cultural, or creative connections you could make to complement these approaches?

10:05 a.m. -10:30 a.m. CT, Whole group round robin sharing of one idea (Sarah)

10:30-10:40 a.m. CT, Break

Part Two: Artistic Approaches to Make Connections & Strengthen Learning

10:40 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. CT, Panelist Introductions & Set-Up for Course Action Planning (Susan)

11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. Artist Sharing (Hannah)

Each artist will share strategies for 15 minutes, have 5 minutes for Q&A, & then participants will reflect on takeaways for their classes in breakout rooms

12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. CT, Lunch Break

12:30 p.m-1:30 p.m. CT, Artist Sharing (Hannah)

Each artist will share strategies for 15 minutes, have 5 minutes for Q&A, & then participants will reflect on applications to their class in breakout rooms

1:25 p.m.-1:50 p.m. CT , Discussion of Your Course Ideas informed by ideas on teaching with inquiry & art

1:55 p.m. Workshop Evaluation (Sarah)

Resources Shared at the Workshop

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