May 2019 Community Newsletter

The Rutgers University Inn patio

Next Up: Our June OOI Data Lab Workshop

The Rutgers University Inn patioWe’re excited about our next Data Lab Development workshop starting on June 1st, here on our “home campus” in New Brunswick, NJ. Ten professors, representing community colleges, primary undergraduate institutions, and research universities from across the country will join us at the Rutgers University Inn.

We still have some room at this workshop, so if you or a colleague is interested in joining us from June 1-6, please contact Janice McDonnell right away.

At this workshop, faculty from California, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Rhode Island, and New Jersey will participate in a week full of in-depth discussions on teaching with data, interactive explorations of OOI educational datasets, and developing new ideas for OOI data focused activities.

Based on our first successful workshop in March, we’ve refined the agenda and discovered some new datasets to explore. We look forward to supporting the creation of another new set of OOI Data Labs with our next cohort. So stay tuned to see what they come up with!

OOI Education Best Practices and Lessons Learned

A yummy lobster rollThe Consortium for Ocean Leadership hosted a workshop on April 26-28, 2019 in Portland, Maine to discuss undergraduate educator experiences using OOI in the classroom.
The group of nine participants, including Data Labs team members Dax Soule, Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert, and Sage Lichtenwalner, shared successes, challenges, and opportunities in using OOI data, which were explored in the context of an educational framework (e.g., course format and learning goals) and illustrated through case studies.

The group is preparing a manuscript for Oceanography, to highlight OOI as a potential resource for undergraduate education.

(Apologies, we forgot to take a group photo. So instead, here’s a photo of a yummy lobster roll Sage enjoyed while we continued our discussions over dinner.)

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