Northern California 2016 Regional Workshop Program

Saturday, October 22, 2016

9:00-9:15 Introduction to workshop and goals, and introductions of leaders and participants, Room S44

9:15-10:15 Active learning approaches in introductory geoscience classes.

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Best practices in teaching online geoscience classes, Room S44

11:15-12:15 Strategies to promote student learning and success, metacognition is the key, Room S44

  • Video Presentation: Saundra McGuire, Center for Academic Success, Louisiana State University
  • Discussion of success strategies and challenges in our classes and the 2-year college setting.
  • Resources:

12:15-1:15 Lunch and informal discussion on active learning strategies. Campus Center Patio

1:15-2:30 Creating cross-campus connections of 2-year geoscience faculty and students, Room S44

  • Presentation and vision
  • Discussion and building a virtual department.


2:45-4:15 Connecting to university programs and transfer pathways, Room S44

4:15-4:30 Workshop evaluation and closing remarks