Workshop Agenda

Monday, March 4:

8:30 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcome & Introductions

  • Welcome on behalf of SIO and NAGT
  • Overview & Goals of the Workshop: Kim Kastens (Goals ppt (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) PRIVATE FILE 1.4MB Mar4 13))
    • To build EarthCube in such a way that will bring the power of learning through Earth data and models within reach of novices
    • To use EarthCube to educate future geoscientists who will be unprecedentedly facile with data and models, and "native speakers" of interdisciplinary systems.
  • Introduction to EarthCube: Barbara Ransom, NSF (Ransom's ppt (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) PRIVATE FILE 690kB Mar4 13))

10:00-11:30 AM Learning Goals & Learning Performances (Learning Goals Introductory PPT (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) PRIVATE FILE 226kB Mar3 13))

Learning goals: What should an undergraduate geoscience major know, understand, and be able to do by graduation?
Learning performances: How will we know a data-savvy graduate when we see one?

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Employers' Panel

What knowledge/skills/habits of mind do you want to see in your data-using employees?

12:45-1:30 PM Lunch

1:30-2:00 PM Survey results from Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (Cutcher-Gershenfeld ppt (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) PRIVATE FILE 1.1MB Mar4 13))

2:00-3:30 PM Obstacles and Challenges (Obstacles Intro ppt (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) PRIVATE FILE 8.3MB Mar4 13))

What is getting in the way of being able to achieve such data-savvy graduates?

3:45-5:30 PM Instructional Sequences (Instructional Sequences Intro ppt (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) PRIVATE FILE 662kB Mar4 13))

What will the data-using lesson of the future look like?
And what are the technology/social engineering implications for each of our envisioned instructional sequences?

6:30: Dinner, Hotel La Jolla. Speaker: Edwin Hutchins, UCSD Cognitive Sciences Department: "Distributed Cognition"

Tuesday, March 5:

8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast

8:30-10:30 AM Interface design (Oceans Of Data ppt (PowerPoint PRIVATE FILE 7.6MB Mar5 13)) (Interface Design PPT (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) PRIVATE FILE 213kB Mar5 13))

"Oceans of Data" recommendations for student-friendly data access
How we would like to improve on existing data access interfaces

10:30-11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Geosciences models session (Modeling intro ppt (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) PRIVATE FILE 3.4MB Mar5 13))

How will students compare empirical/observational data with model output?
How could EarthCube support students' learning to become critical users of model?
How could EarthCube support students' learning to be model-builders?

12:30-1:15 PM Lunch

1:15-3:00 PM Blue skying the future of EarthCube-enabled education (BlueSky ppt (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) PRIVATE FILE 1.8MB Mar5 13))

Imagine trying to create a new kind of undergraduate, someone who is a "native systems thinker," someone whose thinking ranges readily from discipline to discipline, from model to field to lab, across spatial and temporal scales, using digital cognitive tools as effortlessly as I ride a bicycle or drive a car. Could we do this? And if so, how?