Workshop Program

Thursday, September 7th

1:00 pm Welcome and Icebreaker

What are Earth-related societal issues faced in this region?

1:15 pm Course Design Considerations Warm-up

Think-Pair-Share Activity on a "significant learning" experience

1:30 pm Backward Design and Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.7MB May31 19)
  • Example syllabi - reflect on how course-scale goals and learning outcomes are incorporated
    • Anne's syllabus for Earth Science Inquiry (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 164kB Aug31 17), a course for future elementary teachers
    • Rachel's syllabus for Physical Geology (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 37kB Aug31 17), an introductory General Education Course
  • Reflect on pre-readings from InTeGrate about strategies
    • Share out in table groups about what you read
    • Connect to course-level goals
  • Consider your own course-scale goals and/or learning outcomes, begin work on action plan
  • Designing measurable learning goals is a short, interactive resource that supports the InTeGrate webinar about learning goals and alignment

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Share out learning outcomes

3:30 pm Aligning assessments with learning outcomes

4:30 pm Reflection

  • Add or revise course goals, learning outcomes, and assessments in action plan
  • Roadcheck

5:00 pm Adjourn

Friday, September 7th

8:30 am Reflections on Day 1 and plan for Day 2

8:45 am Engaging in active learning

  • Climate of Change: El Niño Case study
  • Slides to go with El Niño activity (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.9MB Jul21 17)
  • Teaching methods from Pedagogy in Action
  • Search for activities in Teach the Earth
  • ABC-CBV: Activity Before Concept, Concept Before Vocabulary

10:15 am Break

10:30 am Walk-through of InTeGrate resources and structure (a slide with a list of modules is here (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 44kB Sep8 17))

11:00 am Time to explore InTeGrate modules and courses, add to action plan

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Metacognition: What is it and how do I do it?

2:00 pm Work time on action plan, with a break as needed

  • Work on design of activity or on incorporation of strategy across whole course (40 minutes)
  • Check for alignment between activity and learning outcomes. Turn to your neighbor and review each others' activity-outcome alignment (10 minutes)
  • Building on steps developed in previous units, compile an action plan that will support successful completion of workshop activities and implementation into a specific course, including resources for future work (20 minutes)

3:30 pm Other Resources & Strategies for Ongoing Improvement

4:30 pm Wrap-up and workshop evaluation

5:00 pm Adjourn


Additional course design resources