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The 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous is Here!
Posted: Jul 13 2018
Even if you're missing this year's Rendezvous, you can still follow some of the action on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by searching the hashtag #EarthER18. Participants, use this hashtag to share your experiences with others.
White House Honors NAGT Councilor-at-Large Joshua Villalobos with Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
Posted: Jul 3 2018

Joshua Villalobos, current Dean of El Paso Community College (EPCC)'s Mission del Paso Campus, as well as current NAGT Councilor-at-Large, is one of 27 individuals that the White House has named as recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellent in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). Villalobos was recognized for his work to bring an Associate of Science in Geology degree back to EPCC as well as his engaged role in mentoring students. More information is available in the award announcement.

New Pages on Service Learning
Posted: May 25 2010
Following the 2010 service learning workshop, Cutting Edge has a new module pages to support Service Learning in the Geosciences.
Guided Discovery 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.
Teaching Urban Students
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.
New Pedagogic Modules
Posted: Jan 30 2009
New modules on using ConcepTests, Lecture Tutorials, and Structured Academic Controversy are now available. Each module includes information about the method, how to use it in your classroom, references, and a collection of example activities.