Initial Publication Date: October 2, 2013

Short-Course Information


8:00-8:30 Welcome, Goals and Introductions

8:30-9:00 Challenges to Student Success

9:00-9:05 Understanding Our Student Subpopulations - An Overview - Bob Blodgett presentation (PowerPoint 144kB Oct26 13)

Science paper on discalcula By Butterworth (2011)
Understanding Neurocognitive Developmental Disorders Can Improve Education for All Butterworth and Kovas (2013)

9:10-Noon Challenges and Strategies for Teaching Subpopulations

Group 1 - Neurodiverse - Handout (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 17kB Nov23 13)

Group 2 - Minorities and Women - Handout (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 13kB Nov23 13)

Group 3 - First Generation Handout (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 15kB Nov23 13)

Group 4 - English Language Learners - Handout (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 17kB Nov23 13)

Group 5 - Veterans and Military Handout (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 16kB Nov23 13)

Group 6 - Science/Math/Nature Anxious Handout (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 16kB Nov23 13)< /p>

Noon-1:00 Lunch - Idea sharing and discussion: What do YOU want to do?

1:00-2:50 Techniques for Improving Student Success

Self-Regulated Learners/Learning - Kaatje van der Hoeven Kraft presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.3MB Oct25 13)

Quantitative Skills - Eric Baer

2:10-2:20 Break

Psychology in the Classroom - Moving from Anxiety to Engagement - Bob Blodgett presentation (PowerPoint 548kB Oct26 13)

Tips to Ensure Success Under Stress (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 12kB Oct25 13) - a student handout

2:50-3:10 Creating Individual Action Plans (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 12kB Oct26 13)

3:10-3:40 Addressing the Challenges to Student Success

3:40-4:00 Reflections, Concluding Remarks, and Evaluations

Complete the GSA evaluation (on paper) and the SAGE 2YC evaluation

Course Goals

  • Discuss the implications of current research for supporting student success in geoscience at 2YCs
  • Document current practices for promoting student success (e.g., activities, instructional approaches, programs, support structures)
  • Explore strategies for effectively teaching all students, including distinct subpopulations
  • Formulate specific action(s) to improve student success and consider how to evaluate the effectiveness of those actions

Time and Location

Saturday, October 26th, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LoRaine Good Room (Rm. 444), Tivoli Student Union, Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver, Colorado
In conjunction with the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition