January 2022 Workshop & Community Building Overview

This workshop concluded February 10, 2022

Curriculum Development Workshop: Held virtually, via Zoom

  • Thursday, Jan 20 Kick-off meeting (10-3 Central)
  • Thursday, Jan 27 (10-3 Central)
  • Thursday, Feb 10 (12-4 Central)
  • An additional follow-on meeting will be scheduled for Share Out & Dissemination Planning

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As part of this curriculum development and community building experience, participants from a variety of institution types and environmental fields (e.g., ecology, Earth science, hydrology, geology, oceanography, limnology, etc.) will learn and share strategies expertise teaching quantitative reasoning with openly available data. They will use this knowledge to construct EDDIE teaching modules that fit in a class they teach in the Spring or Fall 2022. Participants will also have their modules peer and externally reviewed to generate a collection of teaching modules that are broadly appealing. At the end of this experience there will be a new set of EDDIE teaching materials publicly available to anyone teaching in these fields. Participants will also help plan dissemination opportunities that engage new audiences.


The goals of this experience are to:

  • Connect with colleagues with a shared interest in teaching inquiry with open data
  • Learn about strategies for teaching with large datasets that improve quantitative reasoning in students
  • Develop a Project EDDIE module using openly available data for a class you will be teaching, with the end goal of piloting the module and publishing it to the Project EDDIE collections
  • Participate in a peer review and dissemination planning event to improve materials and help build a new community of EDDIE teaching material users

Virtual Workshop Meeting Dates:

This workshop will take place via Zoom on:

  • Thursday, Jan 20 Kick-off meeting (10-3 Central)
  • Thursday, Jan 27 (10-3 Central)
  • Thursday, Feb 10 (12-4 Central)
  • An additional follow-on meeting will be scheduled for Share Out & Dissemination Planning


By applying to this experience, participants agree to do the following if they are accepted:

  • Participate fully in the entire workshop and the virtual peer review sessions, including pre-work and between-session homework. Please plan to attend all workshop sessions and complete a draft of your module before the virtual peer review.
  • Identify an openly available environmental dataset that you would like to teach with that you describe in your registration.
  • Complete development of a Project EDDIE module and submit it to the project collection.
  • Teach your module in your own course by June 20, 2022. Then, revise and publish the module and an instructor story documenting your experience to the EDDIE website by December 15, 2022. See the development timeline and expectations for more details.
  • Provide feedback to Project EDDIE on team meetings through a web-based form.
  • Follow the 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.


The successful completion of a module includes up to a $1,500 stipend. Completion includes authoring a module with supporting materials, piloting it in a course, revising, and publishing it , as well as completing a reflection on your team meetings. More details on development process are available on the project website. Stipends are provided by NSF, and as such, participants must be US citizens or permanent residents in order to receive a stipend for developing a module.

Application and Selection Criteria

The deadline for applying to participate in the workshop is November 28, 2021. 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.

Apply by November 28 »


The workshop will be hosted virtually using Zoom by the Science Education Resource Center (SERC).

Timeline Guideline

  • Virtual workshop sessions: January 20, January 27, and February 10, 2022
  • Materials ready for rubric review by March 1, 2022
  • Materials ready for piloting by May 1, 2022
  • Pilot complete by June 20, 2022
  • Materials ready for external review and copyedit before November 1, 2022
  • Final materials published (including supporting files and instructor story) by December 15, 2022. This is a firm deadline.

Additional Resources

For More Information

For more information about this workshop please contact Sarah Fortner or Monica Bruckner.