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COSEE Presents Ladder of Success Workshops at Ocean Sciences - 01.14.2012

Ocean Sciences 2012 Lunch time Workshops
Climbing the Ladder of Scientific Success

A collaboration of several COSEE Centers would like to present a series of Climbing the Ladder of Scientific Success Workshops for scientists interested in increasing their capacity for high impact education, outreach, and collaboration activities. These leadership development workshops are organized into four “rungs” which can be climbed individually or as a whole and are designed to support the development of ocean scientists in their professional careers. The four “rungs” are:

I) Deconstruct your science (Make it simple)—MONDAY, 12:30-2:00 (lunch provided to the first 50 participants), Room 251 A,B,D,E
Thoughts are not produced in our minds linearly, but rather as complex connections that evolve over time. In this workshop you will learn and apply concept mapping skills to help you: 1) visually represent your science in a "bigger picture" context, 2) simplify your research goals and communicate them to others, and 3) promote effective dialogue with various audiences. Concept mapping will help you in writing collaborative proposals, improving your presentations to audiences outside your discipline, teaching effectively, and focusing your science on questions of societal significance.
Annette DeCharon, COSEE Ocean Systems

II) Understand How People Learn—TUESDAY, 12:30-2:00 (lunch provided to the first 115 participants), Room 251 A,B,D,E

What does research about the mind, the brain, and the processes of learning say about how people learn? What can this research tell us about effective ways to teach our students and communicate with the public? Take a critical look at how people learn, perceive, and value science. Understand the differences between novice and experts. Explore what is and what is not an accurate view of science, including its strengths and limitations, and discuss the public’s widespread misinterpretations about science. If you’re going to be teaching and sharing science, it’s critical to think about the nature of science, how it can be communicated, and how people learn science.

Catherine Halverson, COSEE CA

III) Build New Knowledge in a Diversity of Learners—WEDNESDAY, 12:30-2:00 (lunch provided to the first 115 participants), Room 250 A,B,D,E

Build New Knowledge in a Diversity of Learners. Learners build an understanding of the world around them through their experiences, motivation, and social interactions both face-to-face and online. This workshop focuses on how people make sense of the world around them and the implications for how you can effectively share your science. In this session, we will explore communication techniques from questioning strategies to online social network tools to broaden the impacts of your research.

Janice McDonnell, COSEE Networked Ocean World

IV) Broaden Your Impacts by Effectively Sharing Your Knowledge with People Outside Your Field (lunch provided to the first 175 participants), Room 250 A,B,D,E

Your research is important. It can be used as a real-life model of the scientific enterprise for teaching science, but can also connect with a diversity of potential collaborators to impact a variety of audiences. This workshop will focus on broadening the impacts of your research to your students, the public, and decision-makers. Learn effective techniques and increase your capacity to effectively engage a broader audience in your science.

Karen Stephenson, Netform International, and Bob Chen, COSEE OCEAN.

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