Illinois 2016 Regional Workshop Program
Cultivating Geoscience Students
8:00 - 8:30 Registration and light breakfast in Room 210A of the Academic Building
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Introduction of workshop leaders
- Introduction of SAGE 2YC Faculty as Change Agents project
8:45 - 9:15 Introduction of Workshop Participants (activity)
9:15 - 10:15 Supporting Student Success
- Gallery walk: What does student success mean:
- to your institution?
- for your geoscience program?
- to you?
- Discussion of success strategies and challenges in our classes and the 2YC setting
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30-12 Supporting Student Success in Your Teaching: Active Learning Methods
- Why Active Learning?
- Freeman, S., Eddy, S.L., McDonough, M., Smith, M.K., Okoroafor, N., Jordt, H., and Wenderoth, M.W., 2014, Active Learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics, PNAS, vol.111, no. 23, p. 8410-8415; [www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1319030111]
- Jigsaw activity of active learning strategies (jigsaw exercise): gallery walk, think-pair-share, concept tests, cooperative exams, 3-minute essays, POTS, jigsaw exercises
- SERC resource on active learning: http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/gallerywalk/active.html
- SERC active learning posters 1478451209 (Acrobat (PDF) 4.9MB Nov6 16)
- Report out to group
12-1 Lunch with continued discussion; optional demonstrations of active learning exercises by participants
1- 3 Teaching Students How to Learn
- How to use metacognition, Blooms Taxonomy, and the study cycle in your classes
- Are there specific issues related to 2YC students?
3:30 - 3:45 Group discussion
- What big ideas did you get from the workshop?
- Ideas for the virtual follow-up activity in the spring or future workshops
- Reaching out: who else should be here?
3:45 - 4:00 Workshop evaluation