NSF-IWBWs Schedule

Workshops

Descriptions of the NSF Interactive Web-Based Workshops (IWBWs)

All NSF IWBW are scheduled from 2:00-4:00pm (EST).  Each will consist of a

•    15-minute initial local activity,
•    90-minute virtual interactive workshop,
•    15-minute concluding activity.

The initial local activities will include:

•    signing up participants,
•    reading sample materials for the workshop.

The workshop session will consist of an introduction followed by a sequence of interactive activities dealing with several aspects of the workshop focus.  The structure of the activities is designed to engage the participants in a collaborative learning process where they will:

•    recall their current understanding,
•    share this with one or two other participants
•    participate in a brief local discussion.

Following these local discussions, selected sites will be asked to share some ideas with the entire virtual group. Subsequent to these reports, the workshop leaders will share their ideas and insights with the group. The goals of each of the five IWBWs are provided below.

Concluding local activities will include a local discussion on a topic related to the workshop focus.

Proposal Strategies

Offered: Monday, January 6, 2014 and Thursday, January 16, 2014

The goal of this workshop is to enhance the participants’ understanding of strategies for dealing with several important aspects of an NSF educational project so that they can more effectively address them in preparing proposals or in implementing funded efforts.

Goals, Objectives and Evaluation Questions

Offered: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and Friday, January 17, 2014

The goal of this workshop is to enhance the participants’ ability to write goals and the corresponding expected outcomes for an NSF educational project so that they can more effectively address them in preparing proposals or in implementing funded efforts.

Project Evaluation

Offered: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 and Monday, January 13, 2014

The goal of this workshop is to enhance the participants’ understanding of evaluation concepts and methods so that they can more effectively work with an evaluator in addressing this important component in preparing proposals or in implementing funded efforts.

Broader Impacts

Offered: Friday, January 10, 2014 and Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The goal of this workshop is to enhance the participants’ understanding of strategies for dealing with broader impacts in an NSF educational project so that they can more effectively address this issue in preparing proposals or in implementing funded efforts.

NOTE:  The discussion of the broader impacts criterion has changed substantially in the latest version of the Grant Proposal Guidelines.

Impact and Transportability

Offered: Thursday, January 9, 2014 and Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The goal of this workshop is to enhance the participants’ understanding of strategies for developing a project that is adaptable and potentially transformative so that they can more effectively address transportability and dissemination in preparing proposals or in implementing funded efforts.

To register for one or more of the IWBWs, please access the Registration site.