Project EDDIE Module Adoption Program

Background on Project EDDIE Goals and Research

Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) is a community of STEM instructors and educational researchers. This project has supported the development and teaching of modules that utilize large, publicly-available datasets to engage students in inquiry and improve their quantitative reasoning. Teaching modules span topics such as ecology, limnology, geology, hydrology, environmental sciences, and macrosystems ecology. Project EDDIE also helps build a community of educators that engages with materials and favors open inquiry with large datasets. To that end we are conducting research on the experiences of some of the instructors who adopt Project EDDIE modules into their classes.

Opportunities to participate in module testing research will be offered alongside some of our professional development offerings that support module adoption. Eligible participants* who are accepted into this initiative will receive a $500 stipend for fully meeting the research expectations outlined below.

*Stipends are provided by NSF, and as such, participants must be US citizens or permanent residents in order to receive a stipend.

Expectations for Module Testers & Stipend

Instructors who participate in module testing will be expected to:

  • Teach with a Project EDDIE module (this can be adapted to fit your course).
    • For the November 2021 Module Adopters workshop: Deadline is April 15, 2022
  • Complete an instructor story on your experience and upload adapted materials to share on our website by specified deadline. (See examples of published instructor stories.)
    • For the November 2021 Module Adopters workshop: Deadline is December 1, 2022
  • Answer a survey on their experiences that might explore usability, fidelity of implementation, perceptions, & transfer.
  • Attend the full workshop or event where you heard about this opportunity:
    • For the November 2021 Module Adopters workshop: November 5 and at least one of the following: November 9 and/or 10, 2021
  • Participate in an interview or focus group with SERC staff after teaching with an EDDIE module