“Dive In: Learning from Our Planet and Each Other”
March 2nd to 5th, 2016
Presented by the iiE in partnership with Florida Keys Community College
March 2 Workshop descriptions
Project descriptions & presenter contact info
Join us in Key West at Florida Keys Community College for the first of our 2016 iiE Gatherings. As with all Gatherings, this event provides the opportunity to join us for any/all of the following three Gathering components:
- Unique, cutting-edge workshops designed and led by some of the most creative and thoughtful professionals we know. (Wednesday afternoon, March 2; workshop descriptions here)
- Public symposium and “un-conference” featuring an exciting mix of P-12, higher education, non-profit, and private sector participants. (Thursday, March 3)
- Collaborative project work days featuring lots of opportunities for feedback, sharing, and networking. Come with a project team, form a new one with other Gathering participants, or simply see what others are working on, gather new ideas, and offer fresh perspectives to others. Submit your project here. (Friday, March 4)
Underwater Keynote: Dr. Bill Irwin
Update: FKCC faculty Lana Sielski and Hilary Parmentier delivered the keynote in place of Dr. Irwin, who was ill. View a recording of the underwater portion of the keynote here.
The world’s first (that we know of) underwater keynote address will be presented by Dr. Bill Irwin of Florida Keys Community College.
Dr. Bill Irwin has been a Professor of Biology at FKCC since 2011. His experience, earned through a career leading educational, environmental and service organizations and businesses, has led him to become a pioneer in sustainable living and an advocate for environmental responsibility. He volunteers his time and services locally and globally to organizations that work toward preserving biodiversity, protecting animal welfare and promoting sustainability.
Panel Discussion: Imagination, Solidarity, and the Future of the Planet
How can people learn to care about other parts of the world? Is imagination more important than knowledge when creating global solidarity? Is it really true that we’re all in this together?
Click here for information about our lineup of panelists.
Wednesday, March 2: Professional Development WorkshopsThe first day of the Gathering in Key West will consist of formal professional development workshops by leading edge educators. See workshop descriptions here.
|12:00||Registration||Library in the A Building|
|1:30 to 3:30||Workshop Sessions I||Rooms A210/C233/C236|
|3:30 to 4:00||Break|
|4:00 to 6:00||Workshop Sessions II||Rooms A210/C236/C114|
|6:00 to 7:00||Poster Session||Library|
Thursday, March 3: Public Symposium
Public symposium and un-conference featuring a unique mix of P-12, higher education, non-profit, and private sector participants. A great chance to find out about emerging innovative projects and meet potential collaborators and fellow travelers.
|8:30 to 9:00||Check-in and Registration||Library|
|9:00 to 10:00||Introduction and Underwater Keynote||M Building, 3rd Floor|
|10:00 to 11:00||Panel Discussion||M Building, 3rd Floor|
|11:00 to 11:15||Announcements and Instructions||M Building, 3rd Floor|
|11:15 to 11:30||Break|
|11:30 to 12:00||Unconference Session Creation and Sign-Up||Library|
|12:00 to 1:00||Lunch||Dining suggestions|
|1:00 to 2:00||Poster Session||Library|
|2:00 to 2:15||Break|
|2:15 to 3:00||Unconference Session I||Rooms C233/C235/C236/C241|
|3:00 to 3:15||Break|
|3:15 to 4:00||Unconference Session II||Rooms C233/C235/C236/C241|
|4:00 to 4:15||Break|
|4:15 to 5:00||Wrap Up – Symposium Synthesis||Library|
|6:00||Group Dinner and Social Hour||Chicos
Friday, March 4: Project Team Work DayProject team work day featuring lots of opportunities for feedback, sharing, and networking. Come with a project team, or form a new one with other Gathering participants! See the call for projects here.
|9:00 to 9:45||Provocantation (Provocation + Presentation)||Room M 304 A/B|
|9:45 to 10:00||Project Work Time Format and Goals/Mapping Overview||Room M 304 A/B|
|10:00 to 10:30||Break and move to Project Spaces|
|10:30 to 12:00||Project Time||Room M 304 A/B|
|12:00 to 1:00||Paella lunch (provided courtesy of FKCC)||FKCC courtyard|
|1:00 to 2:00||Jigsaw I||Room M 304 A/B|
|2:00 to 2:15||Break|
|2:15 to 3:15||Jigsaw II||Room M 304 A/B|
|3:15 to 3:30||Break|
|3:30 to 4:30||Wrap Up/Reporting, Reflections and Lessons Learned||Room M 304 A/B|
Saturday, March 5: Farewell Breakfast
Starting at 10:00am
Location: Blue Heaven, 729 Thomas St., Key West
All invited! (Attendees pay for own food/drink.)