Brownfield Action

Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning

Instructor Workshops

BA Seminar - May 17-18, 2013 

This year's seminar will focus on finalizing the joint article for the Science Education and Civic Engagement Journal, uploading and sharing curriculum in the restricted area of this website, discussing online remote education using BA, and brainstorming funding opportunities.  

Participants

  • Gianluca Sperone - Wayne State University
  • Briane Miccio - Professional Children's School
  • Art Kney - Lafayette College
  • Saugatta Datta - Kansas State University
  • Bret Bennington - Hofstra University
  • Angelo Lampousis - City College of New York
  • Bess Greenbaum - Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
  • Jonathan Rowe - North Carolina State University
  • David McMullen

Barnard and CCNMTL Staff 

  • Peter Bower
  • Joe Liddicoat
  • Diane Dittrick
  • Khoi Nguyen Truong

 

BA Seminar - April 13-14, 2012

Brownfield Action is the only SENCER model curriculum/simulation that has been disseminated to such a degree. The main goals of this seminar are to develop a plan for writing a journal article authored by all the current users of the BA simulation and to connect the BA user homepages of the website to this effort. 

Participants

  • Gianluca Sperone - Wayne State University
  • Bruce Keith - United States Military Academy
  • Briane Sorice - Professional Children's School
  • Art Kney - Lafayette College
  • Saugatta Datta - Kansas State University
  • Tamara Graham - Haywood Community College
  • Bret Bennington - Hofstra University

Barnard and CCNMTL Staff 

  • Peter Bower
  • Joe Liddicoat
  • Diane Dittrick
  • Ryan Kelsey
  • Khoi Nguyen Truong

Agenda Overview

Friday: 2pm to 5pm

  • Workshop for new users followed by an informal discussion of the simulation and beyond. 

Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm

  • Each participant explained to the group how they have used the BA simulation and what its impact has been on student learning. 

 

BA Workshop - February 12, 2011

Worshop focused on ways to incorporate the simulation into existing curricula. 

 

BA Seminar - December 4-5, 2009 

Another round of the Brownfield Action Seminar was held on Friday December 4th-5th, 2009 at Barnard College. CCNMTL and Barnard staff gave presentations and guided instruction on the use of the BA simulation at Barnard to a variety of faculty from other high ed institutions as well as secondary school teachers. New participating institutions and courses now include Hofstra, Long Island University, a high school environmental science course at the Professional Children's School in Manhattan taught by a former Barnard student, and Kansas State University (spearheaded by faculty partner, Saugata Datta). A representative from the NYC Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation was also in attendance.

Participants

  • Yvonne Harris - Dean of Math and Science, Harper College
  • J. Bret Bennington - Associate Professor Department of Geology, Hofstra University
  • Ken Voglesonger - Assistant Professor, Earth Science Department, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Briane Sorice - Science Faculty, Professional Children's School, Manhattan
  • Saugata Datta - Assistant Professor, Geology, Kansas State University
  • Gregory Wyka  - NYC Office of Environmental Remediation

Barnard and CCNMTL Staff

  • Peter Bower
  • Emily Spokowski
  • Ryan Kelsey
  • Tucker Harding
  • Angie Patterson
  • Joe Liddicoat

Agenda Overview

Friday: 3pm - 6:30pm Introductions, Sim Immersion, Student Assignments/work

  • Peter Bower - Welcome, Introduction, Faculty Partnerships
  • Ryan Kelsey - Simulation Pedagogy, Adaptations at other Colleges/Universities, Evaluation of Student Learning
  • Conference Attendees  - Introductions
  • Alice Cox - Overview of the Brownfield Action Interface (Phase 1 Video, news article, group logins and break out into groups to try visual recon, interviews, and testing modes)

Saturday: 8:30am - 2pm

  • lab demonstrations (groundwater, sieving, permeameter)
  • group and individual immersion in the simulation (all modes + student work)
  • registered instructors section
  • discussed one on one their plans for the new year for using BA or planning to get BA into their respective courses in the near future

 

BA Seminar - August 15, 2008

Using remaining funds from a grant from the Instructional Innovation Fund of NITLE, the August seminar introduced Brownfield Action to additional environmental science faculty, colleagues from Teacher's College, and brownfield colleagues from the NYC Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation.

Participants

  • Lawrence Lemke - Wayne State University
  • Janell Catlin - Teachers College
  • Samantha Freeman - Teachers College
  • Youngji Bae - NYC Mayors Office of Environmental Remediation
  • Art Kney - Lafayette College

 

BA Seminar - April 12, 2008

The Brownfield Action Seminar was held Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Barnard College. Alice, Ryan, Peter Bower, and Diane Dittrick gave presentations and guided instruction on the use of the BA simulation in Bower's Introduction to Environmental Science course to a variety of faculty from other high ed institutions as well as secondary school teachers. Our faculty partners, Profs. Doug Thompson of Connecticut College, Art Kney of Lafayette College, and Saugata Datta of Georgia College and State University also presented, discussing their tailored use of BA at their respective institutions.

It was very encouraging to see the enthusiasm and positive response from all participants last Saturday and hear their ideas for using Brownfield in their courses.

This BA Seminar was funded by a special NITLE (National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education) Eastern Advisory Council grant which awarded Barnard College funds to organize and implement the seminar.

Barnard News Release

Participants

Barnard and CCNMTL Staff

  • Peter Bower
  • Eleah Porter
  • Ryan Kelsey
  • Diane Dittrick
  • Alice Cox
  • Martin Stute
  • Joe Liddicoat

Faculty Partners

  • Doug Thompson, Connecticut College
  • Art Kney, Lafayette College
  • Nick Keppe, student, Lafayette College
  • Saugata Datta, Georgia College and State University

Higher Ed Institutions

  • Molly S Costanza-Robinson, Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Middlebury College
  • Robert M. East Jr., Director of Environmental Studies, Washington and Jefferson College
  • Dr. J Bret Bennington, Associate Professor Department of Geology, Hofstra University
  • Zhongqi Cheng (Joshua), Adj Assoc Rsch Scientist LDEO-Geochemistry, Columbia University

Secondary Schools

  • Kiersten Jennings, 8th grade science/social justice teacher, The School at Columbia University
  • Andrew Stillman, Associate Director of Technology and Information Systems, Professor of Engineering, Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering
  • Chris Jones, Professor of Social Studies, Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering

 

Teacher Training & Workshop - August 9-10, 2007

Faculty partners were introduced to the new version of the Brownfield Action simulation, BA 3.0 as well as this companion site.

Participants included faculty partners Art Kney and Saugata Datta as well as the project's evaluation consultant, Cornelia Brunner.