Contribute a New Step

Please consult with project leadership before contributing. Make sure your contribution aligns with this project's notion of a step. This should be a relatively self-contained set of instructions written for direct use by students. It should be designed as one step of many in some larger coherent instructional unit. Your step should have clear requirements for data coming in and flowing out such that other instructors could reuse your step as part of some different sequence in their own instructional units.

Your submission becomes a web page. After submitting this form your submission will be transformed into a web page that you'll be able to immediately view and edit. So the information you provide below need only be a very rough draft or outline. You can complete it after your initial submission using our web page editing interface. At a minimum your submission must contain your name, email and a title for your new step.

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Please provide a short, one paragraph description of your step. Including a summary of the step's objectives and task.

Conceptual Student Learning Outcomes
What conceptual learning does this step help students develop? Describe this in terms of what students will be able to do. (e.g. "students will be able to identify the most important..., students will be able to design a...) Consider inclusion of higher-order thinking skills outcomes (e.g. critical thinking, data analysis, synthesis of ideas)

Practical Student Learning Outcomes
What practical skills does this step help students develop? Describe this in terms of what skills students will be able to demonstrate. (e.g. "students will be able to use Matlab to calculate..., students will be able to identify and eliminate outliers in...)

Supporting Reading and Files

Provide links to supporting reading (e.g. papers that provide background for the step). This section can also include files that support this step such as class notes or presentations. You may upload files below and/or while editing the web page that will result from your submission of this form.

Provide a step-by-step description suitable for direct use by students which will guide them through this step.

You may want to put only token information into this field when filling out the form and then flesh it out with more detail once your submission has been turned into a web page. At that point you'll have more options for formatting and including images and files.