Overview and Logistics

This free one-day workshop is designed to bring regional 2YC Earth Science faculty together so that we may collaborate on active learning practices to improve student success. This workshop will include presentations, group discussions and opportunities for collaboration among the participants.

Workshop Goals

This workshop is intended to facilitate better collaboration among the two-year college faculty in the Earth Sciences and allow for sharing ideas on improving instruction

  1. To grow the base network of local 2-year college faculty in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  2. To discuss and collaborate on evidence-based best practices in instruction with faculty of 2-year college departments in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  3. Build networking opportunities for students between Bay Area colleges and with transfer institutions.

Date and times

The workshop will take place on Saturday October 7th, starting at 10:00 am and ending at 4:30 pm. It will be held at San Francisco State University in Thornton Hall, Room 604.


Workshop participants are expected to:

  • Before the workshop: Pull together some of your best activities or approaches using active learning to share at the workshop.
  • During the workshop: Participate in all sessions, develop an action plan for your own college, and complete the end of workshop evaluation survey.
  • After the workshop: Beyond developing the broader network discussed in the workshop, participants will be asked to complete a post-workshop survey later in the academic year.


This workshop is free to participants, thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation.


The workshop is open to all community college faculty in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Full and Part-time faculty. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. Should there be more registrants than 20 others will be put on wait list.

Register for the workshop as soon as possible.

Facilities, Directions, and Parking

We will be meeting in Thornton Hall, Room 604. Students and visitors may purchase a daily permit in Lot 20 (parking garage) and Lot 25, located on Winston Drive. Please note that exact change is required; machines do not give change. Pay stations will accept $1, $5 and $10 bills as well as credit/debit cards. Parking is $8 for the day. A limited amount of free parking may also be found along 19th Avenue. See map for details: https://parking.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/maps/614_color_map_PARKING_0.pdf


Lunch and refreshments will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions or preferences, please notify us when you register for the workshop.