EDDIE Workshops

EDDIE workshops bring together faculty and instructors to build a community interested in understanding the needs and barriers associated with teaching quantitative reasoning and teaching with large datasets. Other workshops include participants developing teaching modules for courses across environmental and Earth science disciplines to be sequenced or used as a stand-alone material for in-class laboratory sessions, homework, or online. If you don't want to miss a workshop announcement, please join the EDDIE Communityto receive the latest about EDDIE News and Events.


Upcoming Workshops


Module and Community Development Experience

January 20, 27, and February 10, 2022; and short virtual peer review sessions
Online, via Zoom

Participants will build a community as they create an EDDIE teaching module featuring inquiry and quantitative reasoning. During the workshop you will construct a module that uses an openly available dataset for an ecology, limnology, geology, hydrology, or environmental science course. Each module will focus on specific scientific concepts and address a set of quantitative reasoning or analytical skills using large datasets that are available online. A virtual peer review and module share out and dissemination planning meeting will help you improve your module before piloting and identify linkages in themes, skills, habits, and target audiences to build interest for your module. Participants will include instructors from different disciplines and institution types and will be selected through an application process.

Teaching Quantitative Reasoning Using Data: Project EDDIE

In conjunction with the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting2022
May 15, 2022 8:00am-12:00pm ET Grand Rapids, MI
This workshop use approaches and materials developed through Project EDDIE (Environmental, Data-Driven, Inquiry and Exploration) to facilitate participants planning to bring quantitative reasoning and teaching with data into their existing undergraduate courses. Participants will be introduced to the EDDIE resources and leave with a personal action plan. This workshop can be taken as a stand alone session, or in series with the Macrosystems EDDIE workshop scheduled just after on the same day. Registration will be through the JASM meeting website.

Macrosystems EDDIE: Teaching Ecological Forecasting to Undergraduates

In conjunction with theJoint Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2022
May 15, 2022 afternoon ET Grand Rapids, MI
In this workshop we will introduce instructors to newly created teaching modules on Ecological Forecasting.  These materials take a structured approach to helping undergraduate students learn to apply the iterative forecasting cycle to develop an ecological forecast for a NEON site and practice creating forecasts that are effectively designed and communicated to managers and the public. This workshop can be taken as a stand alone session, or in series with the Teaching Quantitative Reasoning workshop held just before on the same day. Registration will be through the JASM meeting website.

Past Workshops

Building Quantitative Literacy Through Science, Education, and Art Workshop

In conjunction with the 2021 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
December 8, 2021
Online, via Zoom

The real world focus of Project EDDIE modules offers the opportunity for synergies through art that enhance student learning or help students connect with or co-create ideas with broader audiences. Working with real world quantitative data opens pathways to creatively problem-solve and infuse science more deeply into student understanding. Art provides a complementary framework for learning quantitative reasoning by adding cultural or contextual understanding. Art provides a way to expand the reach of important ideas through a creative process open to all. At this workshop participants will: 1) Engage in strategies for incorporating real world data and quantitative literacy into courses. 2)Engage in strategies for enhancing quantitative literacy through the arts. 3) Develop an action plan for teaching inquiry and quantitative reasoning using an EDDIE module in their course and enhancing student learning through artistic expression.


Project EDDIE Module Adoption Virtual Workshop

November 5, and 9 or 10, 2021 - 6 hours total
Online, via Zoom

This workshop supports instructors interested in teaching quantitative reasoning & inquiry with openly available data through EDDIE teaching modules. During the first session of the workshop you will have support customizing an EDDIE module to fit your environmental science, geology, ecology, or related course. Then you will choose at least one supporting session that best fits your instructional goals for inclusive teaching and student community building. Participants will be provided a stipend for full participation which includes completing a plan to adopt an EDDIE module.


LTER-EDDIE Module & Community Development Experience, starting September 2021

September 8, 17, and 28, 2021
Virtual

This by-invitation experience begins with a 3 day virtual curriculum development workshop that will engage participants from the LTER community in designing and developing undergraduate teaching modules that showcase LTER data. Modules developed will connect students with LTER research interests and provide them with the opportunity to analyze LTER data. To build on the breadth of our existing teaching materials we are recruiting faculty from LTER sites that explore desert ecosystems and urban ecosystems, and using ecosystems data to engage for justice, equity, diversity, & inclusion. After the workshop, you will meet with your community and support each by discussing your teaching experiences and shared interests.


Project EDDIE Module Design and Development Workshop 2019

October 28-30, 2019
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

This 3-day face-to-face workshop will focus on the design and development of teaching modules that address the community identified needs and barriers associated with environmental content and quantitative reasoning. Module topics will span topics such as ecology, limnology, geology, hydrology, and environmental sciences. Each module will focus on specific scientific concepts and address a set of quantitative reasoning or analytical skills, using high-frequency datasets that are publicly available online. Workshop attendees will include faculty members from different disciplines and institution types and will be selected through an application process.


Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with Data

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

This workshop will bring together faculty and instructors to build a community interested in understanding current best practices and strategies, as well as the continuing needs and barriers associated with teaching quantitative reasoning and teaching with large data sets. Time will be allocated for individual action planning and opportunity for peer input. Participants will help create a community vision and identify the topics, skills, and people to inform the design and development of teaching modules at an EDDIE Teaching Module Development Workshop scheduled for October 2019.



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