Workshops and Events

This page reflects the workshops run under the original NSF-funded On the Cutting Edge program which ran through 2015. You may also want to explore the ongoing workshops and events provided by NAGT's On the Cutting Edge Program.

Workshops: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

2015 Workshops

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Small group working on curriculum exercise, June 2009 Departments workshop. Photo by Carol Ormand. [creative commons]
Provenance: Carol Ormand, Carleton College
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Traveling Workshops Program

The NAGT Traveling Workshops Program brings national leaders in geoscience education to your campus or regional event to help faculty develop stronger courses or departments or a mixture of both.

Application Deadlines:Oct 15 (for Spring 2015), Jan 15 (for Spring/Summer 2015), Mar 15 (for Fall 2015)

Discussion at the 2014 Heads and Chairs workshop
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Discussion at the 2014 Heads and Chairs workshop. Photo by Carol Ormand.[creative commons]
Provenance: Carol Ormand, Carleton College
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2015 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

Sunday, December 13, 2015, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco
This one-day workshop provides an opportunity for heads and chairs of Earth and Space Science departments to discuss issues and strategies for building a strong department, meet other heads and chairs, and learn more about current issues.

Registration Deadline: November 5, 2015

Globe in a Book
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Globe in a Book[creative commons]
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Earth Educators' Rendezvous

July 13-17, 2015
University of Colorado, Boulder
Conveners: Heather Macdonald (College of William and Mary), Cathy Manduca (SERC-Carleton College), Laurel Goodell (Princeton University)

Face-to-Face Workshops

Career Prep 2013
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Provenance: Monica Bruckner, Carleton College
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Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences
May 31-June 3, 2015
Location: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Conveners: Barb Tewksbury (Hamilton College), Ankur Desai (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Matt Kirby (California State University - Fullerton), and Cailin Huyck Orr (SERC-Carleton College)
Application Deadline: March 2, 2015


Early Career 2014 Participants
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Early Career 2014 Participants[creative commons]
Provenance: John McDaris, Carleton College
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Early Career Geoscience Faculty: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career
July 26-30, 2015 (optional trip to NSF on Friday, July 31)
Location: College of William and Mary 
Conveners: Rachel Beane (Bowdoin College) and Tessa Hill (University of California - Davis)
Application Deadline: March 18, 2015


Science on a Sphere NASA Goddard
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NASA datasets displayed on Science on a Sphere[creative commons]
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Teaching Undergraduate Atmospheric Science in the 21st Century

This workshop has been cancelled.


Virtual Workshops and Series

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Making Good Courses Great with Educational Technology 
January 12-16, 2015
Convener: Jonathan Tomkin (University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign)
Application Deadline: November 17, 2014


IRIS Earthquake Viewer
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Example of a map of earthquake locations from the Earthquake Browser of the Incorporated Research institutions for Seismology (IRIS). Data on the earthquakes will pop up when the browser clicks on a particular circle. The data can be outputted into a table for further analysis, or represented using a 3D Viewer.[creative commons]
Provenance: Incorporated Research institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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Student Learning About Critical Earth Issues Through the Use of Large Online Digital Data Sets
Date: Six, 2-hour virtual sessions - May (6, 13, 20, 27) and June (17, 24) 2015
Convener: Michael Wysession (Washington University, St. Louis)
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2015


Partnership or Professional Society Events

Geological Society of America - NAGT 4-Pack

517A. Teaching Geoscience in Society: Building Relevance and Interest in the Geosciences by Adding InTeGrate Resources to Your Class
When: Sat., 18 Oct., 8 a.m.–noon
Instructors: Anne Egger (Central Washington University) and David McConnell (North Carolina State University)

 
517B. Improving Spatial Thinking in the Geological Sciences
When: Sat., 18 Oct., 8 a.m.–noon
Instructors: Basil Tikoff (University of Wisconsin – Madison) and Tim Shipley (Temple University)
 
517C. Student Learning Outcomes and Program Assessment
When: Sat., 18 Oct., 1–5 p.m.
Instructors: David Mogk (Montana State University) and Mary Savina (Carleton College)
 
517D. Extreme Makeover Geosciences Style—Infusing Existing Curricula with the Spirit of the New Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Integrating Content, Scientific and Design Practices, and Cross-Cutting Themes
When: Sat., 18 Oct., 1–5 p.m.
Instructors: Aida Awad (Maine East High School), Susan Buhr (University of Colorado), and Sara Harris (University of British Columbia)
 

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Getting the Most Out of Your Introductory Courses
When: Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 1-5 PM
Workshop Leader: Anne Egger (Central Washington University)

 
Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences
When: Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 1-5 PM
Workshop Leaders: Dallas Rhodes (Humboldt State University), Gary Weissmann (University of New Mexico), and Diane Doser (University of Texas - El Paso)
 

Ongoing Projects

Classroom Observation Project 
Cutting Edge is sponsoring a research project to observe geoscience teaching in classrooms across the US. This project makes use of the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP). You can find out more information on the website about observing a class or volunteering to have your class observed.


 

Academic 2013-14 Jump Down To: Virtual Workshops | Partnership Workshop

Face-to-Face Workshops

Innovative Approaches to Teaching Sedimentary Geology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology

June 16-20, 2014 - University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN 
Conveners: Heather Macdonald, Tom Hickson, Bob Gastaldo, Karen Gran, and Kevin Theissen
Application deadline: February 17, 2014

Early Career Geoscience Faculty: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career
June 22-26, 2014 with an optional trip to NSF on June 27, 2014 - University of Maryland, College Park 
Conveners: Rachel Beane, Tessa Hill, and Richard Yuretich
Application deadline: March 1, 2014

Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences (a workshop for graduate students, post-docs, and others)
June 30-July 3, 2014, University of Pittsburgh
Conveners: Barbara Tewksbury and Rachel O'Brien
Application deadline: March 3, 2014

Undergraduate Research in Earth Science Classes: Engaging Students in the First Two Years
August 10-13, 2014 - Montana State University
Conveners: David Mogk, Michael Wysession, Allison Beauregard, Kathy Surpless, and Linda Reinen
Application deadline: March 1, 2014

Virtual Workshops and Series

Designing and Using Videos in Undergraduate Geoscience Education
Virtual workshop: Spring 2014 (Fridays 12-2 pm EST) Feb. 7 | March 7 |April 4 | May 2
Conveners: Katryn Wiese and David McConnell
Application deadline: January 17, 2014

Getting the Most Out of Your Introductory Geoscience Courses
Virtual Workshop: March 10-12 and 17-18, 2014
Conveners: Anne Egger, Cathy Manduca, and others
Application deadline: January 17, 2014

Teaching at Scale: Effective Strategies for Higher Order Learning in Large, Very-large, and Massive Courses
This workshop has been cancelled.

Partnership or Professional Society Workshops

Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum
June 10-13, 2014 - Chico Hot Springs/Montana State University
Conveners: David Mogk, Sue Kieffer, John Geissman, Daniel Vallero, Shaun Taylor, and Michael Reidy 
Application deadline: extended to March 1, 2014

[link GSA 2013 Geoscience Education Workshop 4-pack
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - held at the GSA Annual Meeting
Building off the 4 successful workshops offered at the 2011 and 2012 GSA meetings, this 2013 series will offer another set of four popular and relevant topics in undergraduate teaching: geoscientific thinking, climate, sustainability and energy. Each ½-day session will provide concrete examples and strategies you can bring to your classroom.
Registration Deadline: October 25, 2013

Bringing Active Learning into Your Classroom
December 10, 2013, 1:00-5:00 PM - In conjunction with the American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Leaders: Anne Gold and Sara Harris
An important strategy for improving student engagement and understanding of complex, controversial or misunderstood topics is to use active learning methods. This half-day workshop will provide opportunities to learn specific techniques for using active learning and immersing students in their learning. Participants will have hands-on time using various tactics and will emerge with a set of resources that they can apply to their own classrooms.

Traveling Workshops

Traveling Workshop Programs bring national leaders in geoscience education to your campus or regional event.
Application deadlines: November 15, 2013 and January 15, 2014. Late applications will be accepted for as long as funding is available.

InTeGrate and NAGT are joining forces to enhance the Traveling Workshop program.

  • Building Stronger Geoscience Courses workshops support individual participants in building their skill in designing and teaching geoscience courses.
  • Building Stronger Geoscience Departments workshops allow the members of a geoscience department to meet together, learn from the experiences of other campuses, and address challenges facing the department as a whole.

Ongoing Projects

Classroom Observation Project 
Cutting Edge is sponsoring a research project to observe geoscience teaching in classrooms across the US. This project makes use of the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP). You can find out more information on the website about observing a class or volunteering to have your class observed.

Academic 2012-13 Jump to: Virtual Workshops

Face-to-Face Workshops

  • Teaching Hydrogeology, Soils, and Low-T Geochemistry in the 21st Century 
    June 5-9, 2013, with optional field trip on June 5 - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 
    Conveners: Barbara Tewksbury, Gary Weissmann, Devin Castendyk, Steven Driese, Jennifer Roberts, and Gary Smith
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2013
  • Teaching Oceanography 
    June 18-20, 2013, with optional field trips on June 17 and 21 - City College of San Francisco, Chinatown/North Beach Campus 
    Conveners: Katryn Wiese, Petra Dekens, Jan Hodder, Dave Mogk, Kristen St. John, and Al Trujillo 
    Application deadline: March 1, 2013
  • Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences 
    July 7-10, 2013 - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 
    Conveners: Heather Macdonald, David Budd, and Rachel O'Brien 
    Application deadline: March 8, 2013
  • Early Career Geoscience Faculty: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career 
    July 28-August 1, 2013, with an optional visit to NSF August 2 - American Geophysical Union, Washington DC 
    Conveners: Rachel Beane, Michael Wysession, and Richard Yuretich 
    Application deadline: March 8, 2013

 

Virtual Workshops and Series

April-May, 2013 (4 2-hour sessions on Wednesdays in April [3,10,17,24], 2 in May [22,29]) 
Convener: Michael Wysession 
Application deadline: March 15, 2013

Ongoing Projects

  • Classroom Observation Project 
    Cutting Edge is sponsoring a research project to observe geoscience teaching in classrooms across the US. This project makes use of the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP). You can find out more information on the website about observing a class or volunteering to have your class observed.

Academic 2011-12 Jump to: Virtual Workshops, Ongoing Projects

Face-to-Face Workshops

Virtual Workshops and Series

  • Pursuing an Academic Career in the Geosciences 
    Monthly events January - May 2012 
    Convener: Rachel Beane and Michael Williams
  • Virtual Course Design - Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry 
    Option of virtual kickoff on Thursday, March 29 or face-to-face kickoff at SEGSA (Saturday, March 31) 
    Three additional virtual sessions April 12, May 3, and October 25. Virtual sessions will be held from 3-6 PM Eastern Time. 
    Convener: Barbara Tewksbury with guest sessions by Rachel Beane, David McConnell, Dave Mogk, and others 
    Application deadline: March 1, 2012
  • Problem Solving and Problem-based Learning Journal Club 
    January-May, 2012, series of five 1-hour virtual sessions meeting once a month 
    Conveners: Ellen Iverson, Cinzia Cervato, Craig Ogilvie, and Marcy Osgood 
    Application deadline: November 30, 2011
  • Spatial Thinking Journal Club 
    January-May, 2012, series of five 1-hour virtual sessions meeting once a month 
    Conveners: Mary Hegarty, Carol Ormand, Eric Riggs, and Tim Shipley 
    Application deadline: November 21, 2011
  • Geologic Hazards Webinars
    Individual events: November 18, 2011; January 13, 2012; February 10, 2012; March 16, 2012
    Conveners: Katryn Wiese, David Mogk, and John McDaris
    Application deadline: Monday prior to each event

Ongoing Projects

  • Classroom Observation Project 
    Cutting Edge is sponsoring a research project to observe geoscience teaching in classrooms across the US. This project makes use of the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP). You can find out more information on the website about observing a class or volunteering to have your class observed.

Academic 2010-11 Jump to: Workshops and Series

Virtual Events

  • Energy and Climate Webinars and Book Club 
    Conveners: Katryn Wiese and Karin Kirk 
    Monthly online seminars and book discussions. Held the second Friday of each month from November 12 through May 13 from 12 to 1 CST. Webinars limited to the first 20 applicants for each event. Book Club discussions limited to the first 10 applicants for each event. 
    Registration deadline: 1 week prior to the event. Join us for any or all.
  • Pursuing an Academic Career in the Geosciences 
    A Series of Virtual Events for Graduate Students and Post-docs 
    Conveners: Rachel Beane and Heather Macdonald 
    January – July 2011 
    Join one or more monthly events.

Workshops and Series

Academic 2009-10 Workshops Jump to: Virtual Workshops, Partnership Workshops

Virtual Workshops

  • Teaching Geoscience with Service Learning 
    First session: February 3-5, 2010 
    Second session: February 8-9, 2010 
    Convenvers: Dave Mogk, Ed Laine, Suzanne O'Connell, and Cathy Manduca 
    Application deadline: December 20, 2009
  • Understanding the Deep Earth 
    First session: February 17-19, 2010 
    Second session: February 24-26, 2010 
    Conveners: Dave Mogk, Cathy Manduca, and Mike Williams 
    Application deadline: December 20, 2009
  • Designing Effective and Innovative Courses in the Geosciences 
    First Session: May 26-27, 2010 
    Second Session: June 3-4, 2010 
    Conveners: Barb Tewksbury, Charlotte Mehrtens 
    Application deadline: April 1, 2010
  • Teaching Geoscience Online 
    First session: June 23-25, 2010 
    Second session: June 28-29, 2010 
    Conveners: Karin Kirk, Bill Hirt, and Cathy Manduca 
    Application deadline: May 7, 2010.

Partnership Workshops - Associated with other meetings or organizations


 

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