Oceanography teaching resources and practices in two-year colleges

A Joint Project of COSEE-Pacific Partnerships and the SAGE 2YC Project

In conjunction with the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting co-sponsored by ASLO, AGU, and TOS.

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

Hawaii Convention Center, Room 316C

This workshop has already taken place. Please see the Agendaand Participant List pages for more information about what took place.

This workshop will explore successful models for teaching oceanography topics to non-majors at community colleges. It will focus on tested models and strategies for effective teaching. Potential topics for inclusion are using on-line data, the role of visualizations and in-class lecture demos, interactive activities, active learning, and research opportunities. It will also include a discussion of student learning outcomes. Participants will be given an opportunity to share resources.

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Goals

  • Discuss student learning outcomes, activities, and assessments for introductory Oceanography courses
  • Provide participants with a functional understanding on how to access real time data with examples of both student led inquiry using these resources
  • Continue to build the 2YC ocean sciences community by connecting faculty and providing tools and resources to help improve student success in learning oceanography


  • Please bring a laptop or notebook computer.
  • Please register for this workshop by filling out the form so that we can better tailor the workshop content to your needs.



Jan Hodder, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, University of Oregon (jhodder@uoregon.edu)
Allison Beauregard, Northwest Florida State College (beaurega@nwfsc.edu) 
Jude Apple, Shannon Point Marine Center, Western Washington University (jude.apple@wwu.edu)
Katryn Wiese, City College of San Francisco, (katryn.wiese@mail.ccsf.edu)

If you would like further information about the workshop, please contact one of conveners.


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