Department of Sciences
Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow
Aida Awad is wrapping up a year as an Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy. She's excited to be starting a new position as an instructor at Broward College in August 2017, where she'll teach Environmental Science and Earth Systems Science. She was the Science Department Chair at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL from 2003-2016, and an Adjunct at Oakton College. Aida is the Secretary/Treasurer for NAGT, is an NAGT past-president, and past Chair of the GSA Education Committee. Aida has been involved in efforts around NGSS and NGSS implementation since the Framework for Science Education was released. In addition to her other roles, she leads teacher prep and in-service teacher workshops, is a Google Certified Trainer, and works with several groups on integrating Google Geo tools into grade 6-16 classrooms (including Google Earth Engine, Google Earth, Google Maps, and Fusion Tables).
Website Content Contributions
Architectural stone investigation - What makes great buildings? part of Public Policy:Activities
This small group research project, and accompanying field trip, gives students an opportunity to investigate issues related to city planning, building design and usage, and earth materials used as architectural ...
Glacial Isostatic Adjustment part of Geodesy:Activities
The activity begins with a hands-on lab students design to consider the relationship between increasing masses loaded on a viscous medium. Students then investigate the Antarctic ice sheet and Pleistocene glacial ...
Geology - Dual Credit part of Geodesy:Courses
Physical Geology laboratory-based course plus a Historical Geology component.
Introduction to Earth Systems Science part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
This course is an introduction to Earth Systems Science. Earth Systems Science is the study of the complex interrelationships between materials and energy in the atmosphere and in the solid, fluid, and living ...
Conference Presentation (1)
Building Earth and Space Science Community Capacity for the Next Generation Science Standards part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday A
The Next Generation Science Standards offer an opportunity to teach Earth and space science in ways that are closer to how scientists practice, and more relevant to students and to societal issues. However, the ...
Other Contributions (2)
Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards: Strengthening Student Understanding of Science and Engineering Practices part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Workshops:Implementing NGSS
This workshop will focus on how faculty and institutions can support future K-12 teachers in implementing the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will focus specifically on ways to integrate ...
Getting it Done: Experiences Implementing the Framework and NGSS in Earth and Space Science part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Roundtable Discussions
Since the release of the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS, members of the geoscience education community have gained a collective wealth of experience to draw on. Continued momentum toward ...
Central Section, Geo2YC: The Two-Year College Division, Geoscience Education Research Division, Teacher Education Division