Overview and Logistics

This workshop provides STEM educators with resources they can immediately use in their courses and on campus. The morning session highlights metcognition and how to develop strategies for helping students understand their own metacognitive process. Afternoon sessions will introduce you to the School of Ice and related curriculum, and ways to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens on your campus. The workshop concludes with a short field trip to learn more about the local Tenino Sandstone and it's many uses.

Workshop Goals

  • Define metacognition and develop an action plan to apply metacognitive exercises in your classroom.
  • Learn about the School of Ice, how to use its curriculum and get involved in the project.
  • Develop plan for how to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens on your campus.
  • Build a community of geoscience educators throughout the workshop and field trip.

Date and times

The workshop will take place on Saturday, November 16th, 2019, starting at 9am and ending at 4:30pm. A tentative schedule is provided in the program section of this page.


Workshop participants are expected to:

  • Participate in all sessions during the workshop and complete the end of workshop evaluation survey.
  • Bring a personal laptop computer to utilize throughout the workshop.
  • Decide whether or not to attend an optional social event at Dick's Brewing Company following the workshop.


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


This workshop is open to all regional 2YC and 4YCU faculty that teach introductory (100- and 200-level) science courses. Please register on or before November 11th, 2019.

Registration Form

Facilities, Directions, and Parking

The workshop will be held in Centralia College's Walton Science Center in room 101.

Campus Directions and Parking: The workshop will take place at Centralia College in the Walton Science Center on the corner of Centralia College Blvd. and South Washington Avenue (620 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia, Washington 98531). There is a parking lot on the corner of Centralia College Blvd. and King St. with free parking on the weekends. Enter the building from the northwest door, which is the closest to China Creek. Turn right when entering the building and the workshop will be in room WSC 101, which is the first door on the right and across from the elevators.

College Address: 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia, WA 98531

More driving directions and a campus map can be found at Centralia College's website.


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).