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Approaching Deadline for NAGT's 2017-18 Traveling Workshops Program
Posted: Sep 14 2017

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is pleased to announce the Traveling Workshops Program (TWP) for the 2017-2018 academic year: http://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/twp/index.html

The Traveling Workshops Program brings national leaders in environmental, sustainability, and geoscience education to your campus, regional, or national event. The Traveling Workshops Program focuses on opportunities to strengthen both courses and programs, including attracting and supporting diverse students. It brings together expertise from numerous NSF-funded projects, including On the Cutting Edge, InTeGrate, SAGE, and GeoNeeds. The TWP is part of NAGT's integrated Workshop Program.

At the end of an NAGT traveling workshop, participants will have a combination of the following, dependent on workshop theme:

  • Strategies and approaches that have worked for others in the US and Canada
  • A collection of resources, including department best practices, curricula, courses, modules, and activities, on the topic(s) of their choice
  • A departmental, program, or individual action plan for moving forward

Potential themes include:

Application Deadlines for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • October 15, 2017 (for Spring/Summer 2018 Workshops)
  • March 15, 2018 (for Fall 2018 Workshops)

Please note that it can take 5-7 weeks to plan your workshop. Bear this in mind when deciding which application deadline to submit against.

For more information on the NAGT Traveling Workshops Program, please see our website at http://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/twp/index.html

NAGT Announces Results of 2017 Election
Posted: Sep 1 2017

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) will welcome its newest elected officers at the upcoming 2017 GSA Annual Meeting, October 22-25, in Seattle, WA.

SAGE Musings: the SAGE 2YC Project Blog
Posted: May 3 2017
The SAGE 2YC project (Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents) has launched a blog, SAGE Musings. The bi-weekly blog posts address topics related to supporting students' academic success, facilitating students' professional pathways in the geosciences, broadening participation in the geosciences, and catalyzing change.
Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: A Call to Geoscience Faculty and Researchers to Respond
Posted: Nov 15 2016
Thank you to NAGT members Kristen St. John, Eric Riggs, and Dave Mogk on writing the recent JGE editorial Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: A Call to Geoscience Faculty and Researchers to Respond based on the goals of the (NSF)-funded workshop: Sexual Harassment in the Sciences - A Call to Respond. The authors share their reflections on points from the workshop and results from recent studies that particularly resonated and have implications for geoscience education and geoscience education researchers.
InTeGrate 2017 Fall Webinar Series Continues
Posted: Sep 13 2017

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.

Sustainability Solutions to Societal Issues: Teaching Earth literacy across the undergraduate curriculum

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Registration deadline is September 19

Call for NAGT GEO2YC Division Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award Nominations
Posted: Apr 27 2015
Do you have fantastic adjunct colleagues who are doing great things with their students? Would you like to provide them with recognition of their efforts to support geoscience education? Or are you an adjunct making noteworthy contributions to your program? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please take a few moments to complete an Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award nomination form. The next quarterly winner will be selected soon, so don't delay!
InTeGrate Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice Workshop Announced- Application Deadline: March 25
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.

Earth Science Partners with Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Tech
Posted: Feb 16 2015
Great campus collaboration that came out of the last summer's Innovative Approaches to Teaching Sedimentary Geology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology workshop from On the Cutting Edge.
Geoethics Highlighted at Recent AGU Meeting
Posted: Jan 9 2015
A group of scientists and teachers at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) met to discuss "geoethics," not just the principles that scientists, students, and employers need to consider in their research, papers and publications, and in their communications with the public, but questions about advocacy, policy input, and even stewardship of the environment and climate.
Report from the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education
Posted: Oct 31 2014
The report on the January, 2014 Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Educationis now available.