Activities, Projects, and Goals 2020-2021

Fall 2020: Move three courses to Canvas: College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus I. Completely revamp syllabi, class structure and design. Upgrade all mini-lectures and examples in those three courses and post in a more permanent fashion on WAMAP. Continue to work on assuring course images are fully accessible this term concentrating on Calculus I. Take eL130-eL131 workshops and complete eL132-eL133 workshops to earn Clark College's Universal Design Learning (UDL) Certificate. Stop the world's largest fracked fossil-gas-to-methanol refinery! Tidy my library :)

Winter 2021: Write statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion for my website. Update my philosophy of education statement. Move Calculus II to Canvas. Complete my mandatory 5-year self-evaluation which includes multiple evaluations and visiting a colleagues' class and assessing/improving my own classes based on what I learn. Start review of all course documents and improve with focus on language that promotes inclusion. Start process of assuring all 1000+ webpages are fully accessible.

Spring 2021: Completely update all 150 FAQs and related documents. Engage in departmental-wide "big picture" re-organization of online/remote/hybrid courses including technology, materials, structure, and design. Complete review of all course documents and improve with focus on language that promotes inclusion. Continue process of assuring all 1000+ webpages are fully accessible.


Professional Development & Service Learning 2021
List of conferences, workshops, trainings, and webinars in which I participated.

Each item is tagged as primarily focussed on one of my interests: Activism, Education, Educational Technology, Environment, History, Justice (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion), Mathematics, Medical Science, Science, and/or STEM.

[Ed / Justice] Webinar: Inclusive Online Teaching
Hosted by Clark College Teaching & Learning Center. Presented by Lindsey Schuhmacher, Feb. 3.

[Ed / Justice] Conference: Mathematics of Opportunity 2021: Advancing Social Justice through Math Education [website] Hosted by JustEquations.org, Feb. 2-4.

[Med Sci] Webinar: DES Action 1st annual membership meeting hosted by DES Action, U.S.A., Jan. 26.

[Educ] Webinar w/ Roundtable Discussion: Placement, Equity, and Disaggregated Data
Hosted by WAMATYC. Facilitated by Helen Burn, Highline C, Steven Bogart, Shoreline CC, Jan. 22.

[Enviro] Webinar: This Moment in Climate w/ Michael Mann and Leah Stokes [website] [video] Hosted by Climate One, Jan. 19.

[Math] Webinar: Hidden Hexagons: Secrets of a Six-Sided Shape [website]
Hands-on family event hosted by the National Museum of Mathematics, Jan. 15.

[Enviro] Webinar: The Fight Against Fossil Fuels: What’s Happening and What’s Next [video]
Hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper, Jan. 14.

[Science] Webinar: "Next‐generation tools to prioritize chemicals and for environmental management: EcoToxChip" [website]
Presented by Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, Jan. 14.

[Enviro / Justice] Webinars: New Year, New Needs, Preparing for WA's Legislative Session
4-part series of interactive webinars hosted by Our Climate: "An Overview of Washington's State Legislature", "Washington's Climate Crisis", "Fixing Washington's Upside Down Tax Code", and "Fighting for Racial Justice Across Washington", Jan. 9, 10, 16, 17.

[Activism] Trainings: Know Your Rights (and more) [website]
Weekly trainings/webinars hosted by Civil Liberties Defense Center (CDLC) focusing mostly on understanding your legal rights as an activist and protecting others during a protest. I've participated almost every week [list], March 2020 - present.


Professional Development & Service Learning 2020

[Justice] Conference: 7th Annual One River Ethics Matter Conference [website]
Hosted by WSU-Vancouver’s Collective for Social and Environmental Justice, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and Native American Affairs, Dec 9-10.

[Med Sci] Conference: Heritable Impacts of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and DES [program] Part of Online Conference on Non-Genetic Inheritance in Human Disease hosted by Beyond Genes.

[Ed Tech] Workshop: eL130 Universal Design for Learning lead by Clark College eLearning Dept, Dec. 3.

[Ed Tech] Workshop: eL131 Accessible Canvas Items lead by Clark College eLearning Dept, Dec. 2.

[Justice] Film Screening & Panel Discussion: "Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways"
Hosted by the WWU Environmental Justice Committee, Dec. 1.

[Enviro] Webinar: "BC's Site C Dam - Where do we go from here?" hosted by The Narwhal, Nov. 26

[Math] Meeting: WAMATYC annual business meeting [website]
Washington Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, held virtually, Nov. 20.

[Enviro / Justice] Webinar: "Trans-Mountain Pipeline (TMX), Climate, and Indiginous Law"
Hosted by West Coast Environmental Law of B.C., Canada, held virtually, Nov. 19.

[Ed / Justice] Webinar: "Social Justice Math in Action From Educ. Model to Educ. Movement" [website]
Presented by Just Equations and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Nov. 17.

[Math] Conference: AMATYC Ignite 2020 [website]
Presented by American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, held virtually, Nov. 13.

[STEM / Justice] Global Conference: Finding Ada Virtual STEM Conference [website]
For women in STEM and advocates for gender equality presented by Finding Ada Network, Nov. 9.

[Math] Conference: AMATYC 2020 [website]
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, held virtually, Nov. 6, 13, 20.

[Math] Global Conference: 24-Hour Maths Magic Show [website]
24-hours straight of short presentations of mathematical magic tricks, 48 in all. Fun! Oct. 30.

[Math / Justice] Conference: Black Heroes of Mathematics [website]
Presented by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, held virtually, Oct. 26.

[Med Sci] Webinar: "Toxicology and Societies: The Impacts of Chemicals in Our Lives" [FB page] Presented by Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, Oct. 22

[Ed / Justice] Webinar: "Teach for Equity Reaching all Students in Turbulent Times" [website]
Presented by National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY), Oct. 17.

[Ed / Justice] Workshop: "Racial Equity in Mathematics Instruction"
Guided discussion format hosted by WAMATYC, held virtually, Oct. 9.

[Science] Webinar: “Why Scientists Fear a Chernobyl-Like Catastrophe Could Happen at Hanford” [website] Presented by Columbia Riverkeeper, Sept. 24.

[Justice] Film Screening: "Yehow" [website] Hosted by Native Daily Network, Aug. 13.

[Math] Conference: Math Circle [website] Hosted by Math Communities, July 13-17.

[Justice / History] Film Screening: PBS's "Stonewall Uprising" [website]
Hosted by Clark College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Jun. 26

Webinar: "Are Salmon Doomed? Hatching a Plan to Save a Northwest Icon" [website]
Presented by Humanities Washington, Jun. 11

Webinar: “Land of Wondrous Cold: The Race to Discover Antarctica and Unlock the Secrets of Its Ice” [website] Presented by Science on Tap, Jun. 11

Webinar: "Fighting fossil fuels in the PNW" Presented by Land & Water Protectors, May 28

[Med Sci] Webinar: “History of Pandemics” Presented by PSU At This Moment, May 21

[Science / History] Webinar: "Mount St. Helens and the Cascade Range Volcanoes - The 40th Anniversary"
Presented by Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), May 18

[Med Sci] Webinar: "Flatten the Curve Vancouver: Why we need to consider climate change in response to COVID-19" Hosted by Climate Action of Southwest WA, May 14

[Med Sci] Webinar: “Covid and Climate” Presented by PSU At This Moment, May 14

[Enviro] Webinar: “Removing Lower Snake River Dams to Protect Salmon and Orcas”
Presented by Columbia Riverkeeper, May 12

[History] Webinar: "What Does Mount St Helens Mean To You" Presented by Mt St Helens Institute, May 11

[Math] Webinar: "Circle-ometry to Trigonometry - Exploring the Story of Trig and Why the Curriculum does it Backwards" Presented by MoMath, May 5

[Science] Webinar: "The Ecological Recovery Story" Presented by Mt St Helens Institute, May 4

[Science] Webinar: “High Risks at Hanford” Presented by Columbia Riverkeeper, Apr. 28

[History] Webinar: "The Life and Legacy of David Johnston" Presented by Mt St Helens Institute, Apr. 27

[Science] Webinar: “Climate Change (Mis)Information” Presented by Cascadia Climate Action, Apr. 23

[Math] Conference: Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium (NUMS 2020) [website] Hosted by PiMUC, held virtually, Apr. 18

[Ed Tech] Workshop: eL132 How to Screencast and Edit Videos lead by Clark eLearning Dept, April 14

[Math] Webinar: "Games Topologists Play" Hosted by Talk Math With Your Friends (TMWYF ), Mar. 27

[Ed Tech] Training: "How to Use Zoom" Presented by Clark College Mathematics Dept, Mar. 25

[Ed Tec]h Webinar: "Distance Learning with Desmos", Presented by DESMOS, Mar. 15

[Education] Webinar: "How to move your math or science class online", Mar. 14

[Ed Tech] Workshop: eL133 How to Capture your Videos lead by Clark College eLearning Dept, March 3

[Activism] Trainings: Know Your Rights (and more) [website]
Weekly trainings/webinars hosted by Civil Liberties Defense Center (CDLC) focusing mostly on understanding your legal rights as an activist and protecting your comrades in a protest. I've participated in almost every one [list] since the pandemic began, March-present.

Science Webinars: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) Science Pub [website]
-- “Columbia Gorge’s Dynamic Geology”
-- “Hanford Hazards Update: Cleaning Up Nuclear Waste”
-- “National Parks of the Pacific Northwest – Incredible Treasures of Geology”
-- “Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels, Other Tales of Evolution’s Mysteries Solved”
-- “Imminent Shaking: What Kind of Earthquake Warning is Possible?”
-- “Fires at the Top of the World: Why is the Arctic Burning?”
-- “Why Mushrooms Matter: Ethnomycology Through the Ages”
-- "Disruption Continued: Emerging Mobility Technologies and Cities in the time of COVID"


P.D. prior to 2020

For list of professional development experiences prior to 2020 please see P.D. Archives.