News from On the Cutting Edge

2022 Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum
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.

Workshop on Bringing Geophysics to Introductory Science Courses: Using IGUaNA Modules in Your Classroom
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.

Registration and abstract submission open for the 2022 Earth Educators' Rendezvous
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!

Share your visual resources to support teaching
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.

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.
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