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2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous now accepting abstracts, teaching demo proposals, and working group applications—Deadline March 1
Posted: Jan 22 2018
The 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous (July 16-20) will provide a unique opportunity to present and discuss your work with an audience of Earth educators. All are invited to submit abstracts and teaching demonstration proposals to the conference's contributed program by March 1. Groups wishing to conduct a concurrent working group session at the Rendezvous should also submit an application by March 1.
InTeGrate 2018 Spring Webinar Series Continues
Posted: Feb 12 2018
Free and open to the public, the InTeGrate 2018 Spring Webinar 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. The series begins Thursday, February 15 with the webinar Interdisciplinary Teaching and Sustainability. The registration deadline for this webinar is Tuesday, February 13, 2018
JGE Theme Issue Call for Papers: New Developments in Diversity and Inclusiveness in Geosciences
Posted: Feb 15 2018
In an upcoming edition centered on the theme of New Developments in Diversity and Inclusiveness in Geosciences, the Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) will explore issues on pipeline development, recruitment and retention, graduate education and special topics such as minority serving institutions and non-traditional opportunities in both case studies and broad research investigations. Potential authors should submit a letter of intent by April 1, 2018.
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.
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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