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Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education: BLUE

Tentative Workshop Agenda

Biodiversity Institute, University of Florida

November 18-19, 2016

Link to Google Doc version

 

November 18, 2016

 

8:30

Introduction of participants

           I.        Current affiliation

           II.        Interest for you and community you represent

a.    What would you hope to get out of your involvement

          III.        Past experience with RCNs and RCN-UBE

9:00

Introduction to the Working Group and Goals

9:15

Brainstorm current data resources and educational initiatives

10:00

Break

10:20

Defining a need for Data Literacy (Sam Donovan)

12:00

Lunch

12:45

Generating a manuscript (Sam Donovan)

           I.        Next steps

           II.        Timeline

1:45

Discussion of Vision for RCN-UBE

By combining the unique viewpoints and strengths of these separate communities, we will work to identify core data competencies, describe learning progressions to produce data literate biologists and citizens, provide evidence based data literacy materials, and initiate an effective strategy for sustained implementation.

2:30

Discussion of Goals for RCN-UBE

           I.        Facilitate a community of data scientists, biodiversity researchers, biology educators and implementation scientists interested in core transferrable data literacy standards.

          II.        Identify key foundational data literacy standards and gaps in core undergraduate biology education.

          III.        Organize collective data literacy efforts to promote efficient use of resources, common goals and productive collaboration.

         IV.        Integrate resources and build effective and accessible core introductory materials for use, dissemination and implementation in introductory core undergraduate biology curriculum.

          V.        Apply an implementation science framework to sustain effective data literacy education in the undergraduate biology core curriculum.

3:00

Break

3:20

Discussion of Five Themes for RCN-UBE

             I.        Define, assess, and address Community needs (including skills) - Implementation science

            II.        Defining biodiversity literacy - extrapolating learning objectives

           III.        Concept inventory - validated assessment of core biodiversity literacy skills

           IV.        Build modules via FMN - translate materials, bring in science education (build extra community)

            V.        Develop people who can use and implement modules

4:45

Wrap up and Goals for Day 2

 

 

November 19, 2016

 

8:30

Review of Day I and Goals for Day II

8:45

Brainstorm Evidence of need for this RCN-UBE (Brainstorm)

9:15

Discuss of groups of investigators

             I.        organismal, ecological, and environmental researchers who use and generate large aggregated datasets to study biodiversity (multidisciplinary);

           II.        data scientists/big data initiatives who are familiar with the complexities of big data;

          III.        biology educators who can translate biodiversity data into an effective classroom activity with explicit learning outcomes;

         IV.        implementation scientists who can promote the uptake, sustainability, and effective use of evidence-based classroom activities,

           V.        Academic societies that work to sustain discipline related efforts in research and education.

         VI.        Diversity

        VII.        International

10:00

Break

10:20

Delineate Activities of RCN-UBE

             I.        Five year plan

12:00

Lunch

12:45

Delineate Activities of RCN-UBE

             I.        Theory of Change Model

3:00

Break

3:20

Management Plan

           I.        Dissemination (QUBESHub or Website)

          II.        Structure (Core Team, Steering Committee, Participants, Planning Teams, Supporting organizations)

          III.        Funding

4:00

Roles and Tasks Moving Forward

 

Post-It Lists:

 

Data sources

Educational Initiatives

Groups and communities to involve

Letters of collaboration

Groups and Networks we can represent in senior personnel

Participant List (identify key participants)

Questions for Chris Meyer

Parking Lot (items we must remember to address)

Task List

Graphics