Initial Publication Date: June 19, 2015

Focus Group 3: Developing and Providing Responsive Curricula

Facilitators: Sheldon Turner and David Mogk


Pre-Workshop Preparation

Resources to Review

Resource Providers Participant Workspace
(private space)
Please read the following short report before you come to the meeting and prepare answers to the following questions:

Designing Educational Innovations for Sustained Adoption (Acrobat (PDF) 493kB Jul20 15)

O'Connell & Holmes 2011 (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 238kB Jul14 15)

What efforts has your company/organization made that specifically have targeted underrepresented groups? What were the successes, the challenges?

What role do you think educational researchers should play in increasing the effectiveness of your quality educational resources at minority serving institutions?

Meeting Schedule

Day 1 Sunday, August 9th


Evening Session - Why Geo-Needs?

5:00-5:30 Registration and no-host mixer at Granite City Grill and Brewery

5:30-6:00 Ice Breaker. Summary of Ice Breaker Responses

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:00-8:00 Introduction Slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 7.2MB Aug10 15)

Introductions of Project Team
Goals of the Workshop
Homework Review

Day 2 Monday, August 10th


6:15- 8:15 Breakfast Available at Hotel

Morning Session - Where are we now? What are existing opportunities and barriers?

8:30 Welcome & Logistics - Introduction slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 525kB Aug10 15)

9:00am Guest Speaker: Jeff Froyd, Interactive Development and Dissemination for Broader, Sustained Adoption of Research a Innovations in Engineering Education

Presentation slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 5.4MB Aug7 15)

Link to the Increase the Impact website developed by Jeff Froyd.

10:00am Break

10:15am Gallery walk 1: Getting know each other's organizations, sharing strengths and knowledge

11:00am Gallery walk 2: Utilizing our resources to improve diversity in the geosciences


12:00-1:00 pm Lunch in Dining Room

Afternoon Session - Where do we want to go?

1:00pm Activity on place-based education: Creating Culturally Relevant Resources Place-based Geoscience (Acrobat (PDF) 343kB Aug8 15)

2:00pm Discussion on Assessment and Evaluation of Materials and Programs

2:45pm Break

3:00 Guest Speaker: Jill Karsten, National Science Foundation, NSF Funding Opportunities for Broadening Participation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 218kB Aug7 15)

4:00pm Big Ideas from Instructor and Administrator focus groups: An Ideal Model for broadening participation in the geoscience at 2YCs and MSIs Instructor/Admin Ideal Model (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.8MB Aug10 15)

4:45pm Roadcheck - Evaluation and Preview of tomorrow


6:00pm Granite City Grill and Brewery

Day 3 Tuesday, August 11th


6:15- 8:15 Breakfast Available at Hotel

Morning Session - How will we get to our ideal model?

8:30am Introduction Slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 508kB Aug10 15)

  • Final Gallery Walk: How to facilitate the Ideal Model? The role of resource providers

10:15am Break

10:30am Share-out between Researchers and Resources

11:00 How Researchers and Resources can work together to make the Instructor/Administrator Ideal Model a reality?


12:00-1:00 pm Lunch in Dining Room

Afternoon Session - Pulling together our ideas

1:00pm Time for reflective thinking, Action Plans

1:30pm Sharing Action Plan Highlights

2:30 Wrap-up discussion/thank you/Exit Survey

3:00pm Dismissal

Evening Departures