The CONVERGE Training Modules have inspired innovative lessons and learning assessments for teaching the next generation of hazards and disaster practitioners and scholars. This special training session featured five college and university instructors–Reggie J. Ferreira, Christine Gibb, Hans Louis-Charles, Rejina Manandhar, and Olivia Vila–who presented their contributions to the CONVERGE Training Module Assignment Bank. Each of the assignments was created for a different undergraduate or graduate level course in a different discipline.
After a short introduction and overview of the CONVERGE Training Modules, each panelist briefly presented their assignment and explained how it was integrated into their course. The remainder of the training session explored student responses to the module and assignment, accompanying rubrics, lessons learned, recommendations for improving upon the assignment, and adaptations for in-person and online teaching modalities.
This recorded session should be of interest to anyone who is considering adopting the training modules in their classrooms or other learning environments.
CONVERGE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, Program on Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (Award #1841338). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.