News from On the Cutting Edge
Posted: May 13 2022
Applications are now open for Teaching Computation Online with MATLAB virtual workshops.
Posted: May 13 2022
The 6th Biennial Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum (SGTF) will be hosted this June at Bowdoin College. The SGT Forum consists of 3 days of plenary sessions (including an all-conference field trip to some of the spectacular coastal exposures of mid-coast Maine); optional field trips and workshops are being offered pre- and post-conference.
Posted: May 4 2022
We invite faculty to participate in an upcoming, fully-funded workshop, with both classroom and field components, focusing on using the IGUaNA curriculum modules in introductory level courses. These materials feature urban environmental, engineering, and forensic questions that can be answered using near-surface geophysics.
Posted: Feb 1 2022
Registration and abstract submissions are now open for the eighth annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous, taking place in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, from July 11-15, 2022!
Posted: Jan 25 2022
Have you been looking for an opportunity to share visual resources (e.g. virtual field trips, online tools) with other earth educators? Please submit them through the Teaching with Augmented and Virtual Reality website. They will be available on Teach The Earth.
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.
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.
Posted: May 25 2010
Following the 2010 service learning workshop, Cutting Edge has a new module pages to support Service Learning in the Geosciences.
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.
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.