College of William and Mary
Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges part of SAGE 2YC
Strong undergraduate geoscience education is dependent on effective programs at two-year colleges (2YCs). Yet two-year college faculty face substantial challenges â limited resources for travel, isolation, and few opportunities for geoscience professional development specific for their setting. This website documents the work of this project to bring resources and opportunities to bear on these issues.
Cutting Edge part of Cutting Edge
The On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods through workshops and websites which combine to provide professional development opportunities, resources, and opportunities for faculty to interact with colleagues around the world.
Website Content Contributions
Geologic Puzzles: Morrison Formation part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
Images of faulted strata, tilted turbidites, and beach rocks bring the field into the classroom, giving students practice in doing what geoscientists do. These images are examples of geologic puzzles. -
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Book Review of a Popular Science Book part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students select a popular science book to read and then write a book review and give a short oral book review to their classmates.
Describe and Interpret Images: Folded Strata part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
In class, have students make a simple sketch of an outcrop shown in a slide (or computer projection) then discuss possible interpretations. -
Rivers: Short In-class Activity part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
Images of the James River in Virginia, including one at flood stage, and of potholes, all of which can be used to have the students make observations, estimates, and interpretations. -
Teaching Method Module (1)
Interactive Lectures part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures
Created by Heather Macdonald College of William and Mary and Rebecca Teed, SERC and updated by Gail Hoyt, University of Kentucky, Jennifer Imazeki, San Diego State University, Barbara Millis University of Texas, ...
Preparing the College of William & Mary's Geology Students for Careers part of Integrate:Workshops:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Essays
Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary The College of William & Mary is a public university with a strong undergraduate liberal arts tradition. Geology majors select one of two tracks: general geology ...
2YC Faculty Resources in the Geosciences part of Supporting Community College Faculty Across the Disciplines:Fall 2012 Workshop:Essays
Heather Macdonald, , College of William and Mary Download this essay (Acrobat (PDF) 25kB Oct3 12) 1. What are the two things that your disciplinary professional organization or discipline-based NSF-funded project ...
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Workshop Leader (59 workshops)