Holly Godsey

Geology & Geophysics

University of Utah

 Holly Godsey is an assistant professor at the University of Utah and Associate Director of Formal Science and Mathematics Education Programs at the Center for Science and Mathematics Education. Her work involves training scientists to be teachers and teachers to be scientists. She also manages two NSF "GK-12" programs at the University of Utah, "WEST" (Water, the Environment, Science and Teaching) and "TGLL" (Think Globally, Learn Locally).  Her favorite teaching activity is a 6 day geology trip on the Yampa River, an outgrowth from her former job as a river guide.

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Interpreting the Geologic History of Canyon de Chelly part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
This is a two-part lesson designed to give secondary Earth Science teachers an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a field geologist. Teachers will combine field observations with information given in the lesson to interpret the geologic history of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Part one of the lesson occurs in the classroom with an overview of the regional geology and a review of some basic geologic concepts. Part two occurs in the field where teachers make observations about rock type, unconformities, structures, and erosion. The lesson concludes with a discussion about interpretation of data and multiple hypotheses.


Geoscience odd-(wo)man out part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Essays
Geoscience odd-(wo)man out Holly Godsey, Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah My experiences in teaching to date have been anything but traditional. They include a couple of TA positions, field camp for ...

Events and Communities

ITG Teaching the Methods of Geoscience workshop 2012