Initial Publication Date: June 8, 2017

Resources for Teaching, on the SERC Website

Compiled by Carol Ormand, SERC, for the 2017 workshop for Early Career Faculty in the Geosciences

The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) website has a vast array of resources to support geoscience teaching (and more). In fact, it's so vast that it can be a bit daunting: more than 30,000 pages of content includes community contributions of more than 5,000 teaching activities (more than a third of them peer-reviewed!), as of mid-2017. This page of links is intended to provide an all-too-brief guided tour of the website, as a jumping-off point for discussion/Q&A.

Of special interest for early career faculty

On specific topics

  • The On the Cutting Edge project, of which this workshop is a part, has modules on a wide range of courses and topics

On teaching methods

  • Expanding Your Teaching Toolkit is a page of resources to make your courses more interactive. If you're not sure where to begin, in terms of incorporating active learning pedagogies into your teaching, start here.
  • Pedagogy in Action aims to help faculty put into practice in the classroom what we've learned from research on learning. It includes detailed descriptions of the what, why and how of various teaching methods and has a collection of examples of teaching activities using each method. If you're ready to dive in, these pages are for you.
  • On the Cutting Edge has run a number of webinars on effective teaching methods.

On teaching a concept or skill across multiple courses

On teaching in particular situations

Strategies for finding what you're looking for