Karin KirkGeoscience Content Developer
Science Education Resource Center - Carleton College
kkirk at carleton.edu
I have a dream job! I am very fortunate to work with a team of hardworking, bright and deeply committed colleagues here at SERC. We all enjoy our jobs and are enthusiastic about improving education, running valuable programs, working with collaborators, building cool websites and thinking creatively about new frontiers in education and web technology.
I began working with the On the Cutting Edge program at its inception, initially working with Dave Mogk at Montana State University. The epic Teaching Petrology workshop and field trip in the summer of 2003 was an unforgettable introduction to workshop management! Since then I have provided support for over a dozen workshops such as the Affective Domain, Early Earth, and Introductory Courses workshops. Beginning in 2009 I have served as a workshop convener for Teaching Energy, Teaching Geoscience Online, and Teaching Climate Change from the Geologic Record workshops. In the 2010-2011 academic year I worked with Katryn Weise and Jimm Myers on the monthly Climate and Energy Webinar Series.
For the Pedagogy in Action project, I have worked with many talented authors and collaborators and helped them translate their innovative ideas into web modules that broaden the reach of their expertise.
I am also a collaborator on the CLEAN project, helping to gather, review and organize top-notch materials for teaching about climate change and energy. Starting in the spring of 2011 we launched a series of climate and energy workshops to help faculty expand their teaching of these topics.
I hold a variety of teaching jobs to balance out my work at SERC. I teach distance learning geology classes for SUNY Empire State College. In the winter, I am a ski instuctor at Bridger Bowl ski area. Teaching skiing is what spurred my interest in the affective domain, as this is an essential consideration while coaching students through daunting situations.
In the summer I do some coaching with our local bike racing team, and support my husband in his bicycle framebuilding profession, Kirk Frameworks.
Montana State University - Geology, M.S., 2002
Skidmore College - Geology, B.A. with honors, 1990
Kirk, Karin (2012). Self Efficacy: Do you Believe you can be Successful?, 32 Degrees: The Journal of Professional Snowsports Instruction, Winter 2012
Kirk, K.B. and Thomas, J.J., (2003). The Lifestyle Project: The Journal of Geologic Education, v. 51, n. 5, p. 496-499.
Kirk, K.B. and Custer, S.G., (2001). Potential of the Madison Aquifer for a city water supply in Bozeman, Montana: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program.
Kirk, K.B., Halstead, J.A., and Thomas, J.J., (1997). Field Studies in Environmental Science: An interdisciplinary college course on a local watershed, in Warwick, J.J. ed, Proceedings of the AWRA Annual Symposium, Water resources education, training and practice: Opportunities for the next century: American Water Resources Association, Herndon, VA, TPS-97-1, p. 501-508
- Kirk, Karin B., Susan Buhr, John Cook (2012), Teaching Climate
Controversies: Lessons Learned from the CLEAN Climate Communications
Workshop,Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p.46 (Abstract)
- Kirk, Karin B. (2011). Key Strategies for Designing Online Courses from On the Cutting Edge, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 69 (Abstract)
- Kirk, Karin B., Katryn Wiese, Cathryn A. Manduca, and Tamara Shapiro Ledley (2011). Supporting Undergraduate Research in Climate and Energy with Professional Development for Faculty, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 255. (Abstract)
- Kirk, K.B., C.A. Manduca, J.D. Myers, and F. Loxsom (2010). A Portal to Undergraduate Materials For Teaching About Energy From On the Cutting Edge. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 495 (Abstract)
- Kirk, K.B., C.A. Manduca, and W.H. Hirt (2010). Venturing Into Online Teaching? Resources From On The Cutting Edge Can Ease the Transition. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 530 (Abstract)
- Kirk, K.B. (2009). Finding Visualization Tools and Integrating them into your Classroom. Given at the 2009 Cyberinfrastructure Summer Institute for Geoscientists, University of California, San Diego.
- Kirk, K.B. (2009). Visualization Tools for the Classroom. Given at the 2009 Cyberinfrastructure Summer Institute for Geoscientists, University of California, San Diego.
- Kirk, Karin B. (2009). The Lifestyle Project: Challenging Students to Redefine their Approach to Resource Use (Invited) Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED33C-01.
- Kirk, K.B., C.A. Manduca, J.D. Myers, and F. Loxom (2009). Teaching about Climate Change and Energy with Online Materials and Workshops from On the Cutting Edge. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED32A-03. (Abstract)
- Kirk, Karin B., Cathryn A. Manduca, James D. Myers, Fred Loxom, David W. Mogk, and Monica Z. Bruckner (2009). Teaching About Energy with Online Materials from On the Cutting Edge. Geological Society of America Paper number 47-8. (Abstract)
- Kirk, K.B., C.A. Manduca, C.J. Ormand, and J.R. McDaris (2009). Resources for Designing, Selecting and Teaching with Visualizations in the Geoscience Classroom. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED53E-01. (Abstract)
- Kirk, K. (2008). Shortening the Distance: Considering the Affective Domain in Distance Learning. Geological Society of America Paper number 248-37. abstract
- Kirk, K., R.M. Leckie, C.A. Manduca, C.J. Ormand, S.M. Buhr and S.J. Reynolds (2008). Teaching with New Tools: On-Line Data, Visualizations, Models. Geological Society of America Paper number 309-2. abstract
- Kirk, K., H. Macdonald, K. Benison, M. Chan, T. Hickson, C. Paola (2007) Using Web-Based Resources for Teaching Sedimentary Geology. Geological Society of America Paper No. 206-56
- Kirk, K., C. Manduca, D. Mogk, D. McConnell, T. Koballa (2007). Expanding Your Teaching Strategy: Considering the Affective Domain in Teaching Geosciences. Geological Society of America Paper number 206-3. (abstract, poster (PowerPoint 632kB Mar3 08))