Workshop Overview

June 4 - 8, 2023
Colorado School of Mines - Golden, Colorado

The June 2023 workshop will bring together a diverse group of participants to develop math tutorials for students majoring in the Earth sciences. The co-curricular math tutorials will support undergraduate majors-level quantitative skill development.

Before, during, and after the workshop, participants will:

  • Learn evidence-based best practices for integrating math skills into science courses
  • Attend three pre-workshop meetings to gain overview of the project, discuss the scope of modules, and develop familiarity with module co-author
  • Create module with co-author focused on math skill relevant to majors-level Earth science courses
  • Provide detailed review of another module
  • Write pre/post-quiz questions for students using OpenMath (WAMAP)
  • Contribute questions to other authors from your sub-discipline
  • Develop implementation plans for testing module(s)
  • Test module(s) during the 2023-24 academic year

Workshop conveners

Beth Pratt-Sitaula, EarthScope Consortium; Engagement
Eric Baer, Highline College; Geology
Rory McFadden, Gustavus Adolphus College; Environment, Geography, and Earth Sciences (moving to Science Education Resource Center June 1)

External evaluator

Michael Coe, Cedar Lake Research Group


June 4-8, 2023. The workshop begins at 4:00 pm MT on Sunday, June 4, and ends at 12:00 (noon) MT on Thursday, June 8


Workshop operational costs, as well as room, board, and travel costs for participants are covered by a grant from the National Science Foundation (IUSE-2234225)