Workshop Program

Friday, May 22, 2015

8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee

9:00-9:15 Introduction of workshop goals and participant introductions

9:15-9:45 What is necessary for students with disabilities or academically underprepared students to be successful?

  • Gallery walk and brief summary of ideas raised that address factors that contribute to student success in the context of workshop focus

9:45-10:00 Review of technologies available to assist students with disabilities

  • Presentation by student services specialists

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:00 Reframing basic geoscience course activities with disabilities technologies

  • 10:15-11:00 Small working groups to reframe course activities
  • 11:00-11:45 Report back to larger group
  • 11:45-12:00 Return to ideas for success for students with disabilities--do results of reframing activities meet these needs?
12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:15 Developmental math discussion

  • Small group activity--jigsaw discussion modeling how to present graphical data or teach specific quantitative skills

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:15 Developmental reading/writing discussion

  • Group actvities on best practices regarding directed readings (how to find main points), how to justify/explain/support written statements

3:15-3:30 Individual reflection: write up action plans

  • Individual participants will produce an action plan to implement ideas learned from this workshop to be used at their home institution

3:30-4:00 Peer sharing of action plans

  • Small group evaluation of action plans
  • Participants can discuss future collaborations with fellow participants