MARGINS Education Mini-Workshop:

Bringing MARGINS Science to the Classroom

April 5-6, 2007, Arlington, VA

Convened by: Cathy Manduca (Carleton College), Jeff Ryan (University of South Florida) and Don Reed (San Jose State University)

MARGINS has been awarded an NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) grant to develop web-based undergraduate classroom teaching modules, in cooperation with the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College. This workshop will bring together scientists, educators and members of the MARGINS Steering Committee to identify critical content and initiate development of web-based MARGINS "Mini-Lessons" for use in undergraduate teaching. The aim is to engage the MARGINS research and educational community in the generation and testing of multidisciplinary learning materials derived from MARGINS science.

Key goals of the workshop are to:

  • document ways in which MARGINS science is currently being used in teaching,

  • create development teams for larger-scale (i.e., full lab or classroom session-scale) "Mini-Lessons" for each of the four MARGINS research initiatives (RCL, S2S, SEIZE and SubFac)

  • develop a plan for testing these materials in our own teaching

    Workshop participants will be asked to contribute an example of their use of MARGINS data or research in their own teaching to the website and to participate in creation or review of additional teaching materials.

    This Workshop is sponsored by the MARGINS Education and Public Outreach program funded by NSF. It will take place after the MARGINS Steering Committee (MSC) Meeting, on April 5-6 in Arlington, VA. Participants will gain insight into the current state of MARGINS science through presentations by MSC members on the four MARGINS Initiatives, and on the varied data repositories and information resources where MARGINS results can be accessed.

    We encourage applications from scientists and educators interested in the education and outreach of the MARGINS initiatives to undergraduates. For more information on the Workshop and to apply online visit the Carleton College host server of this program.

    Applications due on February 16, 2007.
    NSF funding will pay for double occupancy hotel rooms. Limited funds are available to support travel.


    Please contact Cathy Manduca, Jeff Ryan or the MARGINS Office if you have questions.


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    Last updated Tuesday, March 20, 2007