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Announcing the Results of the 2018 NAGT Officer Elections
Posted: Sep 6 2018
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) will welcome its newest elected officers at the upcoming 2018 GSA Annual Meeting, November 4-7, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Congratulations to all the newly elected officers and thank you for your time and commitment to NAGT.
NAGT Search for Executive Director
Posted: Aug 10 2018

NAGT is seeking a qualified person to serve as the Association's Executive Director to begin August 2019.

NAGT's mission is to support a diverse, inclusive, and thriving community of educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about the Earth. NAGT represents the collective voice of K-12 teachers, college and university faculty, and informal educators in museums and science centers who share a vision to build geoscience expertise and an Earth-literate society through high-quality education. We seek an exceptional Executive Director to build on past successes and to provide strategic leadership to guide NAGT toward new opportunities for growth.

To learn more about the position and instructions to apply, visit this website.

Congratulations to the 2018 Dorothy Stout Award Winners
Posted: Jul 30 2018

Congratulations to the Dorothy Stout Grant Recipients for 2018:

  • Russel Kohrs, Lord Fairfax Community College and Massanutten Regional Governor's School, Mount Jackson, VA
  • Jill Weaver, Valley View Junior High, Farmersville, OH
  • Sara Young, Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL
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.
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