Earth Educators' Rendezvous

published Jan 13, 2015 10:47am
We are excited to announce that the meeting registration is now open and the topics for morning workshops finalized. Morning workshops require registration and will be filled on a first come first served basis. Workshops are interactive with participants learning from one another and from experts in formats that build on research-based pedagogies. They provide an opportunity each day to synthesize ideas from the afternoon sessions and put them to use in your own context. These sessions feature time to work on your own introductory or upper-division course, to plan new ways to strengthen your program, or to move forward your education research agenda.

We have also sketched a potential schedule for afternoon mini-workshops. All participants registered for a particular day can choose to attend either afternoon mini-workshops or a session of contributed talks. We would like to make sure that the afternoon mini-workshops hit areas of need and interest. To that end, we invite your comment on the proposed schedule. We are envisioning that specific topics (e.g. climate change), specific pedagogical techniques (e.g. flipped classroom), and research results will be presented and discussed in the oral and poster sessions.

Lastly, we would like to encourage the use of the Rendezvous as a venue for working meetings that allow groups to move forward their collaborative project while capitalizing on the opportunity to learn from colleagues at the Rendezvous. If you are interested in running a concurrent working meeting at the Rendezvous, you can apply to receive a $20 per day discount for the members of your group and a meeting room with a projector. We must receive your application before January 15th to be considered for the working group discount.

We hope you will find the program to be engaging and flexible. More details about the plenary speakers and workshop leaders will be available in the coming weeks.

Happy New Year,

Cathy Manduca, Heather Macdonald, and Laurel Goodell
Conference Chairs
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