September 2020 Community News

Autumn tree on Cook Campus, taken by Sage Lichtenwalner

In this issue:

  • Fall 2020 Webinars will explore NEW resources – Register now
  • Resource of the Month – Data as a Tool
  • Implementation Stipends – Opportunity ends soon

OOI Data Labs+ Fall 2020 Webinar Series

We’re pleased to announce the return of our webinar series!  Most webinars will be led by members of the Data Labs community, focusing on the NEW data explorations they developed in the past year.  It’s a great opportunity to connect with your colleagues, discuss implementation strategies and come away with new ideas for your teaching.

The series kicks off on Wednesday, September 16th at 4pm ET with the Data Labs Project Team sharing “News You Can Use”:  an overview of available resources, the learning science that underpins them, and how you can stay connected with the community.  Whether you are teaching remotely, in-person, or in hybrid mode, these resources can support your efforts to incorporate large data sets into your classes and enhance student learning.  Join us for the first time or for a refresher!

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Webinars highlighting NEW resources include:

  • Wednesday, September 23rd, 4pm ET.  New OOI Data Exploration – Cholorophyll-a in Upwelling and Stratified Regions.  Presented by Claire Condie and Colleen Petrik.
  • Wednesday, October 7, 4pm ET.  New OOI Data Exploration – Factors affecting Primary Production.  Presented by Jean Anastasia, Dina Disantis and Matthew Iacchei.
  • Wednesday, November 11, 4pm ET.  New OOI Data Exploration – Seasonal Variability in the Mixed Layer.  Presented by Rachel Eveleth, Karin Lemkau and Ian Miller.

Resource of the Month: ‘Data as a Tool’ Video

The Data as a Tool video focuses on big data and the OOI and is part of the Tools of Science video series.

We’re eager to hear your feedback on this new video or the others in the series, so feel free to drop us a note to let us know.

Implementation Stipends Available for a Limited Time – Fall 2020

Are you new to the Data Labs project?  Or perhaps you are teaching in a ‘new’ way this fall?  Consider piloting a Data Exploration with your students and evaluating your experience.  We have a limited number of $300 implementation stipends available for those professors who can try out an activity in Fall 2020.

We sincerely hope that you will participate in this effort to engage students with OOI data, while providing the project with valuable feedback. For more information please visit this page.