Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020
Data Labs: Using OOI Data to Engage Students in Oceanography
Sunday, February 16, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
At the Ocean Sciences 2020 meeting in San Diego, the Ocean Data Labs team facilitated an National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored workshop focused on the integration of Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) data into undergraduate teaching of oceanography themes and concepts.
Participants explored a collection of Data Labs created by oceanography professors who attended the 2019 OOI Data Lab Development Workshops; and discussed how to effectively integrate OOI data and activities into introductory oceanography and Earth and environmental science courses.
By the end of this workshop, participants will:
- Learn about the OOI program and the key science questions it addresses.
- Access existing tools and resources designed to integrate OOI data into teaching.
- Learn how to effectively incorporate OOI Data Labs into your classes.
- Network with other professors interested in using oceanographic data in undergraduate classrooms.
|Time||Topic, Objectives & Activities|
|8:00||Continental Breakfast Available|
|9:00||Introduction to the Ocean Data Labs Project
Overview of project components
The OOI Today: An introduction to its history and the science it supports
|10:30||Where does OOI data fit into my teaching?
Understand how OOI can be integrated into undergraduate teaching with a case study example on Primary Production.
|11:15||Explore the Existing Data Labs Collection
Hands on exploration of the Data Labs online collection of Data Explorations
Example Data Explorations
|1:00|| Teaching with Data – Note: This session was skipped for time
What is it like for learners to work with information that is new and overwhelming?
|1:30||New OOI Data Lab Introductions
Lightning talks by the developers of six new Data labs
|2:00||Hands-on exploration of New OOI Data Labs
Participants choice of small group discussions led by developers of the new Data Labs
|3:15-4:00||Reflection/Evaluation and What’s Next?|
- Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert, Stockton University
- Denise Bristol, Hillsborough Community College
- Benjamin Jordan, Brigham Young University-Hawaii
- Dina Disantis, Montgomery County Community College
- Mikelle Nuwer, University of Washington
- Rachel Eveleth, Oberlin College
- Richard Dixon, Texas State University, San Marcos
- Robert Rhew, University of California-Berkeley
- Janice McDonnell, Rutgers University – New Brunswick
- Sage Lichtenwalner (@visualocean), Rutgers University – New Brunswick
- Christine Bean, Rutgers University – New Brunswick