Workshop Program

Saturday, January 26, 2019, Bellevue College, Room B237 (RISE Space)

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review

9:15-10:45 Active Learning and Student Engagement Strategies

  • Learn more about various active learning strategies and teaching practices that support student success.
  • Share examples of strategies currently used by workshop participants.
  • Consider what you might want to implement in your teaching.

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:15 Broadening Participation in Earth Sciences

  • Workshop leaders will share summaries from demographic data analyses at the individual, institutional, and field-wide levels.
  • Experience and discuss strategies that create inclusive classrooms and prepare students for success in the culture of science.

12:15-1:30 Lunch – Eat (food will be provided from Homegrown), Explore (get out and look at the facilities/resources on campus you can use to expand active learning in classes), Connect (have a chance to informally talk with your colleagues)

1:30-2:00 Reflections on Creating Change

  • Written reflection and small group conversations about your ideas for future implementations after this workshop
  • Facilitated group discussion or small group discussions around participants' special interests, including student research, project-based learning, field experiences, or inquiry-based learning.
  • Share ideas for future implementations

2:00 – 2:30 Hopes, Fears, Barriers, and Catalysts

  • Facilitated discussion about our previous experiences in implementing change. What change is easy? What changes are hard? What are the most common barriers you've experienced?
  • Goals here are to help prevent burnout, actually reach students we want to and increase learning opportunities for all our students.

2:30 – 2:50 Regional Networking

2:50 – 3:00 Workshop Evaluation, Wrap-up and Closing