Workshop Program

8:00-8:15 Registration, Room PLM 241

8:15-8:30 Introduction to workshop and goals, and introductions of leaders and participants

8:30-10:00 Perception, Visualization, Cognition, and Learning in Introductory Geoscience Courses

  • Dr. Stephen J. Reynolds, professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, will address the visual aspects of learning including what students pay attention to in photographs, cognitive processing systems, cognitive load, and other aspects that every instructor should consider when teaching
  • Stephen Reynolds-Arizona State
  • Exploring Geology

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:45 Strategies for Interactive Engagement in Introductory Geoscience Courses

  • Dr. Reynolds will continue with a discussion of interactive teaching methods in the introductory geoscience classroom

11:45-12:00 Brainstorm instructional technology topics/groups

12:00-1:30 Lunch and small group discussions on effective uses of instructional technology

1:30-2:30 Undergraduate research, transfer pathways, and career options in geoscience

  • Gallery walk and discussion

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:15 Where do we go from here? Building a community of 2YC geoscience faculty in North Carolina

3:15-3:45 Individual reflection regarding action plans, Room LE 210

3:45-4:00 Workshop evaluation and closing remarks

Additional Resources:

Earth Educator Rendezvous 2015