Initial Publication Date: April 6, 2017

Spring 2017 Concept Sketches with Steve Reynolds and Active Learning and Metacognition Follow-Up

April 28th, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Houston Community College - Spring Branch Campus

1010 West Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043 (at the NE corner of I-10 & West Beltway Intersection)

Room 203 in the Main Building

Event Description

Join other geology faculty from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM we will discuss what new active learning activities we have tried this semester. At noon, we will meet with guest speaker Steve Reynolds, coauthor of "Exploring Geology" for Physical Geology. Reynolds will discuss the data he and his group have gathered about learning and textbook design. He will also give a presentation about concept sketches as teaching/learning tool in science courses and other teaching techniques that he has researched. Lunch will be provided by McGraw-Hill.


    • Continue to build a regional network of 2YC geoscience faculty.
    • Further develop tools for students both in and outside of the classroom
    • Discuss what new things you tried this semester regarding active learning and metacognition or GRIT.
      • What worked? What didn't work?
      • What are your plans for next semester?

Registration Deadline: April 24th, 2017


The event is free to attend but Registration is required. Registration Deadline: April 24, 2017


Please email by April 24th, 2017 and with one new thing that you have tried. You can also send any associated files, so that we can share them with the group.

Spring Branch Campus Main Building Map (Acrobat (PDF) 4.6MB Apr24 17)

Visitor Parking map (Acrobat (PDF) 36kB Apr24 17)