Posted: May 6 2015
Successfully meeting global environmental and resource challenges requires science students from diverse backgrounds who are prepared for jobs ranging from petroleum geologist to sustainability business consultant. To educate this workforce requires that we attract diverse students into the STEM sciences, support them fully in our programs, and assist them as they transition into the workforce.
Posted: Apr 29 2015
Geological monitoring can greatly improve our planning for and response to catastrophic events such as earthquakes and volcanoes. In light of recent tragic events in Nepal, this teaching module provides timely instruction for students to personally experience that geoscience is a complex, interdisciplinary effort with real-world implications.
Posted: Apr 8 2015
Many of us have interests in multiple areas of Earth Science education (in addition to our discipline-specific interests), and the Rendezvous is designed to allow attendees to explore these areas in ways not possible during conventional scientific meetings. The Contributed Program is a critical component to this end, and offers both a venue to present work and an opportunity to see the depth and breadth of what is going on in the Earth Science education community. Now is the time to register– Early bird deadline is April 13!
Posted: Mar 9 2015
InTeGrate is seeking to recruit a team of up to 12 instructors who will participate in a research project to assess the impact of introducing InTeGrate module materials into introductory geoscience or environmental science courses. Application Deadline: April 17, 2015
Posted: Mar 5 2015
Join us for this important workshop taking place between the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blow out in the Gulf of Mexico and the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice workshop will enable teams of faculty members and administrators, particularly from minority-serving institutions, to explore the interplay among these critical issues and develop plans for actions that they will take on their own campuses to better incorporate these issues into their curriculum and campus programs.
Posted: Feb 4 2015
InTeGrate is developing a new breed of teaching materials that can be utilized in general education courses, teacher preparation courses, core courses within geoscience majors, and courses designed for other majors including environmental studies, social science, engineering, and other sciences.
Posted: Nov 23 2009
In Class, Coached Problem Solving describes how faculty can provide a structured, guided context for students to work collaboratively to solve problems. Inventing and Testing Models uses Model-Eliciting Activities, which are open-ended problems that challenge students to build models in order to solve complex, real-world problems.
Posted: Sep 15 2009
A new set of web pages about teaching with Guided Discovery Problems offers a wealth of information on using this teaching method, along with several detailed examples ready to use in the classroom.
Posted: Jun 23 2009
A module about Teaching Urban Students provides detailed background information about the characteristics of urban students, insights into effective teaching practices and examples of classroom approaches well suited to engage and support all urban students.