Initial Publication Date: August 14, 2017

Assessing the Impact of InTeGrate Materials in Introductory Environmental Science and Botany Courses

Thursday, August 31, 2017

9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET

Presenter: Tara Jo Holmberg (Northwestern Connecticut Community College)

This webinar is part of a series supporting teaching with InTeGrate principles, using InTeGrate-developed and curated materials as tools.

Registration Deadline: August 29, 2017


Using InTeGrate modules in an Introduction to Environmental Science course since the Spring of 2016 has resulted in measurable gains in student achievement in objectives related to soils, agriculture, mining, climate change, among other topics. Utilizing the QUBES InTeGrate Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) in Spring 2016 was invaluable for guidance with modifying and launching the initial modules used in the course: 'A Growing Concern' and 'Soils, Systems, and Society.' Additional modules were added in the Fall of 2016 to strengthen the course and implementations of previous modules were improved. Recent experiences as a co-mentor for QUBES InTeGrate FMN in Spring 2017, has led to new depths of reflection, additional modules utilized, and new courses employed. Student feedback and results of assessments will be shared as part of the session.


At the end of this webinar, participants will have:

  • examples and strategies for adapting InTeGrate modules that introduce Biology and Environmental Science content
  • greater familiarity with InTeGrate principles and materials
  • new colleagues engaged in this work


Time - 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
- 1 hour
- Online web presentation via Adobe Connect web conference software with questions and discussion. Go to the webinar technology page for information on using Adobe Connect. Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Registration deadline:
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The registration deadline has passed
Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar.

Please email Monica Bruckner ( if you have any questions about this event.


Tara Jo Holmberg, Professor of Environmental Science and Biology, Department Chair for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM), Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Tentative Program

1) Welcome and introductory remarks - Monica Bruckner, SERC staff

2) Webinar presentation - Tara Jo Holmberg

3) Reflections by participants

4) Synthetic remarks - final remarks by presenters

The conveners will reflect on the chat and each provide a synthetic remark. The chat and final remarks will be discussed further in the InTeGrate discussion thread. This online interest group is aimed at providing you with a platform for continuing discussion and exchanging ideas with your new colleagues about adapting InTeGrate modules, as well as broader InTeGrate principles that will continue to be discussed throughout the webinar series.

5) Opportunities for further interaction – Monica Bruckner, SERC staff

6) Webinar Evaluation


Webinar Presentation Slides: Assessing Impact of InTeGrate Materials in an Introductory Environmental Science Course (and beyond) (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 21.5MB Aug31 17)

Click to watch the webinar screencast (MP4 Video 133.4MB Aug31 17).