News from On the Cutting Edge

Living Physics Portal Project Publishes in Physical Review Journal: Teaching Strategies Predict Instructor's Perceived Effectiveness of IPLS Courses
Posted: Nov 19 2021

A new study out of the SERC collaboration with the Living Physics Portal has been published in the Physical Review: Physics Education Research journal, showing self-reported teaching strategies predict instructors' perceived effectiveness of their Introductory physics for life sciences (IPLS) courses.

Apply now for January 2022 Project EDDIE Module Development & Community Building Experience
Posted: Nov 8 2021

Applications are open now for the January 2022 Project EDDIE Module Development & Community Building Experience. The meeting will now be held virtually on Jan. 20th, Jan. 27th, and Feb. 10th.

Upcoming Virtual EDDIE Workshop at AGU: Building Quantitative Literacy Through Science, Education, and Art
Posted: Oct 28 2021

Are you excited to support your students in developing skills for science and connecting with communities? Sign up for a workshop at the American Geophysical Union Meeting:Building Quantitative Literacy Through Science, Education, and Art! Democratize access to science by teaching inquiry with open data. Learn strategies from artists to support students in making cultural and community connections, or using science for advocacy.

SAGE 2YC Project Publishes in JGE: Making Departments Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive
Posted: Oct 21 2021

The SAGE 2YC project (Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education at Two-Year Colleges) has published an open-access article outlining a practical, step-by-step process geoscience departments can use to improve equity and inclusion, highlighting levers for cultural change and strategies for identifying context-appropriate solutions from the research literature.

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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