Welcome to Geosciences: removing barriers to engagement, success, and persistence
Registration Deadline: December 30, 2018
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EVENT DATE: January 3-5, 2019
LOCATION: Pasadena City College Retreat Lodge, 1490 Rockspray Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Southern California community colleges bring together a diverse student population that traditionally do not pursue geoscience as an academic pathway. Among the many reasons why this is the case, educational research shows that issues related to a sense of belonging, science identity, stereotype threat, and a poor understanding of geoscience career options are important factors that can be addressed with a number of classroom strategies. This workshop will focus on the value of well-documented classroom strategies in broadening participation among underrepresented groups in the geosciences.
- Southern California 3
- Martha House
- Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman
- Michael Vendrasco
- Learn how to create a sense of science identity and belonging that promotes student comfort and performance in the geoscience classroom
- Provide tools to address the lack of immediate geoscience role models and family influences for first-generation students
- Learn about barriers to persistence in geosciences and how we can remove them as a program.
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