Application Instructions

The primary focus of this workshop will be refining and then publishing on-line a teaching activity that you have tested in your teaching. We request that you submit the activity you would like to work on as part of your application to the workshop. This activity could be a lab assignment, a homework assignment, a problem set, an in-class activity, or a project. Our upload form provides an opportunity for you to submit a variety of files related to your activity. It is not our intent that you spend substantial time modifying your activity in advance of the workshop. Please provide at a minimum, the handout that you give to your students. If other files are available and will help us to understand your activity as a basis for our selection, you are welcome but not required to submit these.

Here is an example of an activity that suggests the level of detail you might want to submit:

In choosing the participants, we will look at

  • how central is the activity to preparing students to do quantitative geoscience in surface processes or climate change
  • how transportable is the activity-(could it be used elsewhere or be a model for an activity used elsewhere).
We will also consider why you think this is a particularly effective activity for teaching quantitative skills. Finally we will aim to select a range of activities that span the geoscience topics, the quantitative skills required for their mastery, and the variety of approaches that can be taken to teaching these skills. If you have any questions about selecting your activity, please don't hesitate to contact Eric Small or Greg Hancock.

The National Science Foundation provides funding for the operational costs of the workshop plus room, board, and workshop materials for the participants. To be supported by these funds, participants must be either a US citizen, a permanent resident, or in the employ of a US institution. If you don't meet these requirements and are interested in participating in a workshop at your own expense, please contact the workshop conveners.

The application deadline has been extended to April 28, 2005. Selected participants will be notified by May 1, 2005.