Overview and Logistics

This workshop focuses on strategies that help all students succeed in introductory science courses. We want to everyone to leave this workshop with a new teaching activity or tool they can use in the classroom. Participating in this workshop will allow you to join a community of scholars that is working to improve student success in introductory science courses.

Workshop Goals

  • Identify and examine barriers to student success and share ways to address barriers.
  • Explore evidence-based strategies that help all students succeed.
  • Redesign or create an activity that utilizes evidence-based teaching activities.
  • Foster a community of educators while learning about soils, wines, and Missoula Floods.

Date and times

The workshop will take place on November 17th, 2018, starting at 9:00 am and ending by 4:00 pm. 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 a mini lesson plan based on information presented at the workshop, and complete the end of workshop evaluation survey.
  • Bring an activity, lab, or topic that you would like to redesign to incorporate more active learning.
  • Bring a personal laptop computer or tablet to utilize throughout the workshop.


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


This workshop is open to all local 2YC and 4YCU faculty that teach introductory (100- and 200-level) science courses. Please register on or before November 12th, 2018.

Registration Form

Facilities, Directions, and Parking

The workshop will take place at Chemeketa Community College's Yamhill Valley Campus in room 305 of Building 1 at 288 NE Norton Ln., McMinnville, OR 97128. Parking is free.


Lunch, light morning snacks, and coffee/tea are provided free of charge. If you have dietary restrictions or preferences, please notify us when you register for the workshop, or contact Shannon Othus-Gault (sothus@chemeketa.edu).