Meeting: September 25-27

Pre-meeting Work:

Sunday, September 25

All times on the program are Central time zone.

Arrive at Larson Room (236) of the Weitz Center for Creativity

4:00pm Welcome and Icebreaker - Cailin and Kristin

4:30pm Opening session and invocation - Dax

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Goal: Empower the next generation of Project EDDIE leaders to disseminate the lessons learned through project EDDIE:

NOTES: What would help us do this. What are the steps?

  • Get EDDIE (math and QR ) into textbooks particularly Math light ones to make sure that (all) science students get these skills scaffolded.
  • Upstream of EDDIE - can experiments be designed for data beneficial outcomes that make the research data be easier to use in education. Make it a requirement that research data can be used for education. Make this a BI requirement for NSF for example.
  • Catherine O'Reilly is rotating with DEB at NSF - maybe she can help with the BI enforcement. The community decides what gets funded. Can data 'second use' be a requirement for funded proposals?
  • There is a trend toward open source data requirements. Maybe accessibility could be a criterion for this in addition to the use of data for other scientists in the same sub discipline.

5:00pm Teaching and learning in diverse audiences - Bekky

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Goal: Crowdsource and share our strategies for engaged and inclusive teaching and to create guidelines we can call back to over the rest of the workshop. Drawing on and using the literature base to augment our collective ideas and catch up on current research on inclusivity in education.

6:00pm Dinner together at the Weitz Center for Creativity 

Goal: Get to know each other better

Thoughts to be ready for tomorrow - Cailin 

Goal: Have people start thinking about the EDDIE event they will lead and be ready to have this centered in our minds.  
In light of what we've learned and talked about tonight, think about the session you're signed up to lead, your session goals and how you might incorporate the inclusive practices we've discussed.  Consider for yourself how structured you want to be about this.

Post dinner opportunities to spend more time together at a local venue

Monday, September 26

Breakfast on your own at the hotel

Kelly and Kait can join us by zoom

8:30am Arrive at Larson Room (236) of the Weitz Center for Creativity

Opener and roadmap for the workshop - where we want to be by noon tomorrow - Cailin

Goal: Understand our charge for the next 1.5 days. Each participant is going to be responsible for an event in the next year. Make sure each of us is ready to lead the event you have signed up for and have your questions answered before we leave tomorrow.  There are multiple event types.

9:00am Using the ABC structure in designing an event - Dax and Bekky 

Goal: Moving from prescribed to open ended through a series of sessions.

Using the ABC Structure presentation

  • Understand what we're trying to do pedagogically with EDDIE - having structure, gaining feedback and inputs from the participants/students, moving toward an outcome that is adaptive and unique to the specific people involved. 
  • Go through the ABC structure in this program. Where is the A section? Where does feedback and more freedom come in? 
  • Practice, with a specific example, the idea of providing an inclusive and interactive environment where people speak up and are engaged, consider opportunities for feedback in a program, look together at when there is a chance to co-create activities 
  • Provide a just-in-time reminder of the EDDIE Way and the critical elements of EDDIE to demonstrate what it is we're trying to teach. 

9:30am Knowing your audience - Bekky

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Knowing your Audience presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 368kB Aug29 22)


  • Gain skills and strategies for understanding who will be in the room at your event and what they will need from you
  • Practice adapting an event structure to participants' specific situation 

10:30am Break

10:45am Small group work by event type - multiple leaders 

Goal: Work with templated material to adapt a specific program and start building

We will be reporting out from our small groups:

  • Cailin  - webinars - outlining topics and how they will be presented, discuss who should be invited to present and how to manage presentations  (Room 008)
  • Bekky - workshop in a box - looking at the templated programs and working through adaptations (Room 236)
  • Tom and Dax - FMN or local events - working through the structure of the longer events and how to apply the EDDIE Way to these (Room 131)

12:00pm Lunch buffet and sign up for dinner-discussion groups 

Birds of a feather lunch tables

1:00pm Report back: Highlights and questions from break out groups - Tom facilitating, participants lead

Goal : Understanding where people are stuck. Get input from the group.

  • Air big picture questions about how to: 
    • Know our audience
    • Get from A to B
    • Other things in the context of what we've talked about
  • WIB-outlined event,  start with module, 
  • Webinars-  2 audiences - 
    • K-12 (HS?) teachers  2 part webinar - Kelly direct implementation in classroom- ease of use 
    • Intro biology teachers  A-B connect to existing curriculum and how adaptable - b-c 
  • FM/local - every stage of inquiry included
    •  google doc walk participants through
    • Sustainability EDDIE network - how to find and help self-select participants, timeline, accountability, 
    • Find topic/venue - find participants
    • allure of FMN - quantitative skills
    • How to develop experience with time constraints
    • Attend across event types - workshops, webinars, FMN's


2:00pm Managing learning in workshops - Cailin and Kristin

Goals: Will reflect what is said in the previous report back.

  • Having the right goals and alignment with activity 
    • Awareness of EDDIE module
      • Developing a quick start sheet to guide teachers into the modules
      • Have participants look through the modules that might be of interest (could be a pre-workshop assignment)
      • Developing vocabs to make search interface easier
    • Buy-in useful
      • Doing the module themselves, understanding how students will feel (also helps to build knowledge of roadblocks) (models active learning)
      • Highlighting aspects of EDDIE modules that align closely with your audience (e.g. data science aspects with data scientists)- the pre-workshop knowledge of your audience would be important to do this
      • Highlight evidence that this method/approach works, makes a difference for your students, are scaffolded for faculty/teachers
    • Benefits (or confidence) with A-B-C
      • Explicit that the event is following the same A-B-C structure, so they know that this is a model of how to do it
    • Understand that A-B-C structure is the essence of the EDDIE way
      • Highlighting in event how unique this is and what makes this approach important
    • Feel ready to teach
      • Make everything clear and organized (lower barriers) so that it's easy to get started 
      • Checkpoints/accountability to someone (cohort/leader)
      • Highlighting points where they are likely to encounter challenges and ideas about how to overcome 
      • time and space to think about how to use the resources in their own context (e.g. action planning how to incorporate) 
    • More ideas that could help promote project
      • Student assessments with rubric- could be published and increase credibility/ create buy-in
  • What audience are you imagining with your design (number, identity, discipline, connection to you and each other) 
    • What inclusive practices will you employ?
  • There are two parts of designing workshops: 
    • What do the participants need to know - 
  •  Part 1 content thoughts
  • Part 2: How do you structure a workshop to help people get that - pedagogy thoughts
  • Part 3: Revisit the alignment between what we have designed and what we want the goals of our events to be 

3:00pm Short Break with cookies and coffee

3:15pm Work on own program adding ideas 

  • In small groups from earlier
  • Make a list of what still needs to be strengthened
    • Introduce a 'checklist'  
      • knowing your audience
      • inclusive practice
      • content knowledge
      • pedagogical approach 
      • EDDIE Way guidelines and ABC structure as is included in the rubric
  • Think about what you need to get help with before you practice tomorrow 

4:00 pm Managing technical challenges of working with data - Dax and Tom

Goal:  Provide an opportunity to consider:  Tech Tips (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.8MB Sep26 22)

  • Understanding the learning process behind why teaching with data works
  • Ideas for setting the expectation that everyone is learning together and there will be lots of questions and chances for clarification, using inclusive teaching strategies. 
  • Strategies for formative assessment as you go through an event to understand how people are progressing 
  • Tips and tricks for solving commonly encountered challenges with (e.g. adult learners, varying experience with Excel, etc.) 

5:00pm Roadcheck and reflection - Cailin 

Goal: Provide leaders information about what people still have questions about that can be addressed in the morning session

Dinner on the town in Northfield with groups from lunch sign ups

Tuesday, September 27

Breakfast on your own at the hotel

Check out of your room and bring your things to the Weitz 236. 
Vans available to help transport items if needed.

9:00am Recap yesterday, road check and charge for the day - Kristin

Goal: Address questions or outstanding issues from the past two days. This time will be structured on Monday evening.

9:15am Practicing your own session - Tom and Dax

Goal: For participants to have an opportunity to put into practice the things we've introduced. Making sure we have a plan for getting to 'part C' in each of our programs.

Short Break as needed 

10:15am Addressing challenges in real time: troubleshooting in events - Cailin

Goal: To introduce strategies that can be used in a workshop, employed in a classroom, conveyed to event participants for use in their classrooms.

  • Managing workshop timing on the fly, running late
    • Interrupt in favor of respecting time
    • Other topics coming are important too 
      • Quick poll (show of five) to see if they want to swap this conversation for something coming. 
    • Direct people to a place they can continue the conversation
    • Thinking about this like teaching. 
    • Set expectations with a visible schedule 
    • Providing the part we didn't get to later 
  • Grandstanding or lecturing participants
    • Set expectations explicitly - set ground rules ahead of time and have people agree to them (quiz on protocols like in a class to cause accountability). In a workshop this could happen at registration. 
    • Choose specific people to respond - go around the room, not open to everyone
    • Interrupt, thank you, we need to hear other voices
    • Structure the interactions to prevent individuals holding the floor - small group work, quick responses, other structures, non-verbal response options, talking stick structures, call on people for responses and work toward equity in opportunities. Not open ended invitations to speak.  Can allow people to 'pass' when it gets to be their turn to speak and they don't want to. 
    • Written responses. 
  • Non-inclusive behavior, micro aggressions, questionable language
    • Starting with the code of conduct and actually revisit it, have people accept it.
    • In the moment, remind people of the code of conduct. 
    • Model good behavior . Have others model good behavior. 
    • Be directive and careful in group formation. 
    • Oops and explain exercise or Ouch and explain. 
    • Constructive and destructive behavior discussion written out ahead of time and invite people to own up to their own behavior.  Start a workshop with this as a chance to set ground rules. 
    • If I do X (make a mistake with regard to whatever you're concerned about like pronouns) please do Y in response. If I use your wrong pronouns please correct me. 
    • Green Dot training - bystander intervention
    • Advance GEO - University of Wisconsin. Erin Spinotta. 

Other things that can happen:

  • Light attendance or no-shows
    • Expect some attrition, especially now, and believe it's not personal
      • In person maybe 15%, online up to 40% no shows isn't unusual 
    • Decide before the event what your minimum number is and have an option to cancel
    • Consider what enduring record you can leave for asynchronous participants (recordings, websites, synthesis documents etc.) 

11:00am Finalizing your program and being ready to present - Cailin 

Goal: Everyone is ready to teach and present

11:30 Closing and the Future of EDDIE - Dax 

11:45 End of workshop survey

12:00pm Box lunches and disburse. People are welcome to stay at the Weitz until 2:00. 

Shuttles to the airport will leave from the Weitz