Ecological Forecasting Initiative 2021: Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop

Host: NSF-sponsored EFI-Research Coordination Network

Date: June 7, 2021

Time: This workshop will be held at times conducive to the US east and west coasts.

Location: Virtual Workshop

Application Due Date: May 1, 2021

A related, but separate, 2-day meeting focused on developing ecological forecasting educational resources will be held on June 28-29, 2021.
Education meeting details are here.

This workshop is a 1-day meeting intended to explicitly address the incorporation of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into educational materials during the larger Meeting on Empowering Development of the Next Generation of Educational Materials for Forecasting on June 28-29, 2021, and to identify specific challenges for the EFI RCN to address in the next four years.  Due to the short nature of this meeting and to promote meaningful conversation, there is a limit of 30 participants.  We encourage anyone from academic and non-academic institutions, at any career stage, and all demographic backgrounds interested in inclusive pedagogy to apply and we specifically encourage participants from historically underrepresented groups and from minority-serving institutions.  The applications will be used to balance invitations to ensure a diversity of career stage,  perspectives, experiences, and skills.  Applications are due May 1, 2021 and applicants will be notified by May 17.

There are no registration fees.

Specific objectives for the workshop are:

  1. Learn inclusive pedagogy best practices and discuss their application to ecological forecasting education
  2. Identify pervasive challenges to inclusive and equitable education in ecological forecasting, focusing on upper undergraduate- and lower graduate-level students
  3. Develop priority areas for EFI to focus on improving access to forecasting education according to the challenges identified under (2)

We envision the key products from the meeting will include a summary of best practices for developing ecological forecasting educational resources and a list of priorities to focus EFI’s education efforts moving forward.

EFI-RCN is a part of the grassroots Ecological Forecasting Initiative (ecoforecast.org). If you have questions, please contact eco4cast.initiative@gmail.com.