In advance

  • participants submit photo and introduction
  • working groups established with mini lessons to complete
  • participants look at mini-lesson ideas submitted by their group

Workshop location: Ground floor seminar room, Comer Geochemistry building, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Thursday May 28

8:00 - 8:30 AM Continental breakfast in seminar room

8:30 - 9:00 AM Opening Remarks, Workshop Goals, Introductions

9:00 - 10:00 AM What Makes a Good Mini-Lesson (Cathy) - This session will bring the experience of the people who have reviewed mini-lessons into a discussion of good pedagogy along with information from educational research. Powerpoint Presentation (PowerPoint 570kB May28 09) 

10:00 - 10:30 AM Data Tools for Mini-Lessons -

10:30 - 10:45 AM Break

10:45 - 11:45 AM Initial discussion among groups regarding their reactions to the submitted mini-lessons and how they can best use the workshop to improve them. Start work. Each team will have a mixture of two people who submitted lessons, and one who has completed an assessment. 

11:45 AM -12:00 PM Progress report 

12:00 -1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 - 5:00 PM Working time 
Experts on Tools, Science, Pedagogy, Assessment available for help

5:00 - 5:45 PM Reflections on the day- What lessons did we learn about creating strong activities and presenting them to other faculty. Each activity is assigned to two new reviewers. This review considers closely the information provided to faculty in addition to the design of the activity. Road check.

Participants complete the End of Day Roadcheck

6:30 PM Group Dinner at Il Fresco restaurant

Friday May 29

8:00 - 8:30 AM Continental breakfast in seminar room

8:30 - 9:30 AM Finish second set of reviews

9:30 - 10:30 AM Meet with new reviewers to exchange review information. 

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Reconvene with original team to make changes based on review.

12:30 PM Activities made live

12:30 - 2:00 PM Working Lunch: Lessons learned, next steps, evaluation

Participants complete End of Workshop Evaluation