News from Across Teach the Earth
Posted: May 5 2016
We have had an overwhelming response to our early bird registration deadline. If you haven't registered, there is still plenty of time (although many a.m. workshops are filling). We will accept late poster and teaching demonstration submissions until May 15 (or until full). Earn $500 by applying to one of our pre-Rendezvous review camps (deadline is May 15). Join us in Madison!
Posted: May 2 2016
While service-learning is emerging as one way to give undergraduate students hands-on opportunities, there have been few systematic efforts to examine how service-learning is being used in the geosciences and whether it has a positive impact on students. Read on and learn more from a recent workshop that addressed why service learning is important in the geosciences, provided opportunities for innovation, and compiled resources for teachers to engage students in projects within their communities.
Posted: Apr 25 2016
Attending the ESA annual meeting and interested in a workshop to expand your teaching about sustainability?Teaching Science in Society: Building Relevance and Interest for Undergraduates by Adding InTeGrate Resources to your Class
Sunday, August 7, 2016: 12-5 PM
As part of the Ecological Society of America Annual meeting
Cost: $30. Register today at the ESA meeting website
Posted: Apr 21 2016
This new module addresses both aspects of climate literacy: understanding of climate science through data analysis and interpretation, and understanding of literary tools and techniques through which climate science is portrayed.
Posted: Apr 12 2016
Announcing the publication of Supporting STEM Success in a Liberal Arts Context. This website synthesizes the experiences of 11 institutions striving to strengthen the undergraduate experiences in science and mathematics. The overarching goal in producing this web-based project is to support others aiming to adopt, adapt, or create similar programs, in an effort to improve higher education for all students.
Posted: Apr 22 2016
Free and open to the public, this series will incorporate InTeGrate pedagogies into teaching practices, provide resources available for adoption, and create a forum for participants to learn and share teaching strategies.
Join us for our next webinar:
Working with Diverse Students on Societally Relevant Geoscience Issues
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Posted: Dec 16 2015
The WILSIM project has developed a collection of teaching activities that explore the evolution of the Grand Canyon, and how the shape of the canyon is affected by a variety of physical factors, via the landscape simulation model WILSIM-GC. These activities range from step-by-step guided inquiry activities through open-ended exploration of the interactions of model parameters.
Posted: Sep 14 2015
In response to several bills that have been introduced this year to reduce funding for or otherwise restrict the growth of the Earth and related sciences, a group of science organizations are uniting behind a community response that highlights the broad societal benefits of the geosciences.
Posted: Jun 9 2015
Carleton College highlights SERC's largest project
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.