James Ebert, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, led a two-day workshop on “Building Stronger Intro- and Upper-Division Courses” for the faculty of the School of Science and Engineering at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas on January 25-26. Participants included faculty from the departments of Geoscience and Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, and Agriculture.
Dr. Ebert led interactive sessions on backward design of courses, aligning assessment with learning objectives, active learning strategies, metacognition and the affective domain. The Angelo State University workshop was part of the Traveling Workshop Program sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, the American Geophysical Union, the National Science Foundation, InTeGrate – the NSF STEP Center for the Geosciences, and Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College. Angelo State University also provided support.