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Teaching Activities and Course Descriptions

As part of each InTeGrate workshop, participants are asked to contribute a teaching activity or a course description - sometimes both. Whether you are trying to improve a single lesson or design a course from the ground up, these collections can help you get there.

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Engineering, Sustainability and the Geosciences

Participants at this workshop contributed activities and courses that draw on both disciplines, helping bridge the gap between engineering and geoscience.
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Environmental Geology

Participants in the 2012 Teaching Environmental Geology workshop contributed these activities and courses with a undergraduate focus.
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Environmental Justice

These activities and courses are designed to integrate geoscience, social science and humanities.
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Oceanography

Participants in the 2013 Teaching Oceanography workshop contributed these activities and courses with an undergraduate focus.

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Risk and Resilience: Sea Level Rise, Flooding, and Earthquakes

Participants of the 2014 Teaching about Risk and Resilience workshop contributed these activities, courses, and real-world examples to help incorporate these topics into your classroom.

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Sustainability

These activities and courses with a sustainability focus are drawn from all SERC-hosted projects.

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Systems, Society, and Sustainability

One of the goals of this 2012 workshop was to generate activities and courses that incorporate sustainability into the curriculum.
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Teaching the Methods of Geoscience

Undergraduate faculty and faculty teaching science methods courses to pre-service teachers contributed these activities and courses.

Essays

Prior to InTeGrate workshops, participants are often asked to contribute an essay explaining their view on or experience with the issue being addressed at the workshop.

small_minority Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences

Participants were asked to describe how their programs help students understand the relevance of their learning about the Earth to issues they care about, what it means to be "societally important" and "relevant", and how this informs their department's work throughout the cycle of attracting new students, supporting them through the major, and preparing them for careers.

small_engineer Engineering, Sustainability and the Geosciences Essays

Participants were asked to share their approaches to integrating engineering and geoscience, why they think this approach is valuable in preparing students for the workforce, and their ideas for building upon this base to strengthen the integration of geoscience and engineering.

small_justice Environmental Justice Essays

Participants were asked to share their approaches to teaching environmental justice.

small_workforce Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce Essays

Participants were asked to describe how their program prepares students for the workforce, areas in which alumni are employed, and the knowledge and skills that have been most important in supporting success.

small_methods Teaching the Methods of Geoscience Essays

Participants were asked to describe their insights into teaching the methods of geoscience based on their experience teaching the methods, research on teaching, or their geoscience research.

small_systems Systems, Society, Sustainability Essays

Participants were asked to share their approaches to teaching sustainability in an interdisciplinary context and ideas for exploring opportunities for enhancing the integration of geoscience and sustainability.

small_sustain Sustainability Essays

This collection brings together essays on sustainability topics from all SERC-hosted projects.

Program Profiles

small_geosci Geoscience Degree Programs

These profiles showcase degree programs at different kinds of institutions across the country. They highlight the various ways that departments are responding to the circumstances on their campuses and in their communities.

small_minority Supporting Minority Students in Geoscience

Through interviews with faculty and administrators, these profiles showcase the departmental successes in supporting students in an effort to increase the number of STEM graduates from underrepresented minorities.

small_workforce Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce

Participants to the 2013 workshop on Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce were asked to describe a degree program or concentration, with particular focus on how the program prepares students for the workforce.

small_iceberg Geoscience and Sustainability

Participants in the 2012 workshop on integrating geoscience and sustainability were asked to describe their undergraduate degree programs that do so, including information on the career trajectories of graduates.

Textbooks

This collection of textbooks addresses sustainability in the context of environmental science and geology. Faculty who have taught with these books are encourage to contribute their thoughts, and we welcome additional suggestions of books to add to the list.



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