Overview and Logistics
This free one-day workshop will explore "Creating Academic Success & Cognitive Awareness Developing Exemplar Students" by focusing on Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards in the Pacific Northwest and Geoscience strategies used to boost student awareness in the Geosciences and increase diversity in student populations. You will learn more about local Volcanic Hazards from experts associated with the Cascade Volcano Observatory, explore Bloom's Taxonomy and an exciting opportunity for you and your Geoscience students to get involved with the 40th anniversary of Mount St. Helens eruption. We will introduce the topic of Metacognition and initiate the discussion of this concept and how it can be utilized in a classroom setting. You will also have the opportunity to network and become part of a regional Geoscience education community which will continue to collaborate at one final future regional workshop in the fall of 2020.
- Utilizing Bloom's Taxonomy and adapting it to student assessment.
Examine the geologic and societal impacts of volcanic hazards (e.g. 1980 Mount St. Helens) and investigate how these two aspects of volcanic eruptions can be fused to create relevant community based learning experiences.
- Brainstorm & plan 40th anniversary of MSH eruption activities for you and your students in collaboration with CVO!
Introduce the topic of metacognition and relevant classroom strategies to support academic success.
Continue to build a regional community of earth science educators and investigate how the Faculty as Change Agents project can support this community.
Date and times
The workshop will take place on Saturday, May 4th, "May the 4th be with you!", 2019, starting at 9:00am and ending by 3:30pm. An optional social hour will follow at Hopworks Urban Brewery Vancouver located at 17707 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98683, (360) 828-5139. A tentative schedule is provided in the program section of this page.
Workshop participants are expected to:
Participate in all sessions during the workshop, develop an action plan, and complete the end of workshop evaluation survey.
Bring a personal laptop computer to utilize throughout the workshop.
- Help to create activities and ideas for the 40th anniversary of MSH eruption.
- Forward an assessment (tests, quizes, questions, etc.) related to volcanoes or volcanic hazards to evaluate for Bloom's taxonomic levels.
Participate in a follow-on activity and share with the Oregon team leaders by May 29, 2019.
This workshop is free to participants, thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation.
This workshop is open to local Geoscience 2YC instructors, 2YC administrators, high school dual credit teachers, and 4YC professors. Please register on or before April 26th, 2019.
Facilities, Directions, and Parking
The workshop will take place at the U.S.G.S. David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory located at 1300 SE Cardinal Court, Building 10, Suite 100, Vancouver Washington, 98683-9589. Parking is free for the day directly on site. The welcoming reception will take place starting at 9am at the CVO.
When driving to CVO from the South, take I-5 N and continue to follow signs for I-5 N and WA-14 E to SE 164th Avenue in Vancouver. Take exit 8 from WA-14 E. Continue on SE 164th Avenue. Take a right onto SE 15th Street and then a left onto SE Cardinal Court to CVO.
When driving to CVO from the North, take I-5 S and continue to follow signs for I-5 S and I-205 S to SE 164th Avenue in Vancouver. Take exit 8 from WA-14 E. Continue on SE 164th Avenue. Take a right onto SE 15th Street and then a left onto SE Cardinal Court to CVO.
U.S. Geological SurveyDavid A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory
1300 SE Cardinal Court, Building 10, Suite 100
Vancouver, Washington, 98683-9589
phone: (360) 993-8900
Lunch is provided free of charge. If you have dietary restrictions or preferences, please notify us when you register for the workshop, or contact Andy Hilt (email@example.com).