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Project EDDIE Faculty Mentoring Network

Teaching Quantitative Reasoning and Scientific Concepts with Data

 

Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry & Exploration) is excited to be joining forces with QUBES to work with faculty interested in adapting and implementing existing Project EDDIE teaching modules that address quantitative reasoning and scientific concepts using data. EDDIE modules are designed with an A-B-C structure to make them flexible and adaptable to a range of student levels and course structures. Each module page includes the activity goals, step-by-step instructions for implementing the activity, and presentations, handouts and data needed for each activity. Modules are designed to address scientific topics spanning environmental disciplines such as ecology, limnology, geology, hydrology, climate change, and environmental sciences. Participants in this FMN will focus on how to use Project EDDIE modules in their undergraduate courses. EDDIE modules are designed to have a flexible structure so instructors can adapt them for their specific course. 

Applications for Fall 2019 are now open (due August 16). Apply Now

Commitment:

Accepted applicants must be willing to incorporate two EDDIE modules into at least two lab periods (or equivalent, e.g., four lecture periods) in their course during the Fall 2019 semester. Participants will adapt and implement select EDDIE modules into their classrooms followed by writing a reflective instructor story to share their experience about adopting EDDIE modules with the EDDIE and broader communities. While doing this, participants will participate in biweekly virtual sessions to collaborate with and support others in the network and receive mentoring. Participants must also be able to commit ~1 hour per week for working with mentors and collaborating with other participants around the adaption and implementation of the teaching materials. Additional time outside of these discussions may be required for independent work on adapting and reviewing modules.

Benefits of Participation:

  • Support for further development of pedagogical material focused on teaching quantitative reasoning and scientific concepts with data in the classroom
  • Classroom ready modules: Leave this FMN with several data-driven activities that have been tested, adapted, and implemented in multiple classroom settings. 
  • Access to peer mentors on effective pedagogical tips and strategies in small group virtual meetings every two weeks for the length of the FMN
  • Contributor: Participants will author a reflective instructor story about their experience adapting and implementing and EDDIE module


Dates & Location:

The virtual kick-off will be held in mid-September, 2019 (date and time TBD) and will be scheduled with the accepted participants. The FMN will continue online to support the adaption and implementation of modules in your course during the Fall 2019 semester.

How to Apply:

Applications are due August 16. Accepted applicants will be notified by August 23. Space is limited, only 15 participants will be selected. Please visit the application page for additional information and instructions about how to apply.

More Information and Questions:

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Andrew Haveles, SERC, at (ahaveles@carleton.edu) or Deb Rook, QUBES FMN Manager, at deb.rook@bioquest.org.

Snapshot of Modules