Teaching the Earth: Active Learning Strategies and the 5E Model

Where: Virtual Format (Zoom workshops and Canvas discussions)

When: Synchronous workshops from 2pm to 3:30pm on September 11 and November 6, 2020

Asynchronous discussions due in Canvas by October 16 and December 4, 2020

Who: Geography & Geology faculty, San Diego Community College District

Workshop Goals

  • Share strategies and tips to support active learning in Zoom.
  • Develop a community of practice to support geoscience teaching and learning.
  • Summarize research on how the order of learning activities impacts student learning.
  • Apply the 5E Model to geoscience instruction.

Workshop Description

This workshop series will focus on a range of strategies to improve student learning in geoscience courses. The first synchronous workshop will focus on active learning strategies that geoscience faculty can use immediately in Zoom. In addition, we'll share ideas about creating a geoscience faculty network across the District to support successful teaching and learning. The second synchronous workshop will focus on applying the 5E instructional model to geoscience courses. Asynchronous discussions (due October 16 and December 4) will include sharing of resources and tips for implementing active learning and the 5E model.

Workshop Conveners

  • Don Barrie
  • Bulent Bas
  • Waverly Ray

If you would like further information about the workshop, please contact Waverly Ray at wray@sdccd.edu.

This workshop is part of the Supporting and Advancing Geoscience in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents project and is supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education through grants DUE 1525593, 1524605, 1524623, and 1524800.

Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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