Fall GIFT Workshop
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the AGU-NESTA 2016 Fall Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop. The workshop is scheduled for December 12-13, 2016, at the AGU Fall Meeting. The workshop typically is attended by 50-75 educators, primarily middle and high school teachers, but includes educators working in elementary schools and informal community-based education centers as well. Participating in the AGU-NESTA GIFT workshop is an excellent way to share your science and associated educational resources with teachers and help them bring these resources directly into their classrooms.
AGU is soliciting applications from teams composed of at least one scientist and at least one education specialist (e.g. outreach specialist, science teacher) to provide presentations during the workshop. A "presentation" will be composed of a talk on an Earth or space science topic appropriate for K-12 educators coupled with one or more closely related hands-on classroom activities, with a full time for presentation of 1.5 hours. To ensure that the presentation is appropriate for the K-12 classroom, applicants are required to provide information on the relevance of the presentation topic to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Applications for presentations will be taken through August 31, 2016. At least one of the individuals involved in the presentation must be a member of AGU or be sponsored by a member of AGU. Applications will be reviewed by a committee drawn from AGU scientists, K-12 teachers, the AGU EPO community, AGU Education Staff, and the NESTA Board of Directors, who will help identify the proposals that appear to be the most appropriate to teacher needs and AGU goals and objectives. Final decisions on selected presentation teams will be made by September 26, 2016.
Each team of presenters will receive one free full-week registration to the AGU Fall Meeting, to be used by a member of the presenting team. All K-12 educators already receive free registration to AGU, so typically the GIFT free registration is used by the science presenter or someone else on the team who is not a K-12 educator.