DIG Texas Instructional Blueprints for Teaching Earth and Space Science
DIG Texas also has created a "road map" for teaching an immersive geoscience summer programs, lasting about one week.
Set in Austin with field excursions to the Texas Hill Country and Llano Uplift, and visits to labs in UT Austin's Jackson School of Geoscience, the weeklong program blends field excursions with in-class activities. Curriculum follows the STAR Legacy Cycle STAR Legacy Cycle model in which specific challenges drive learning as a collaborative experience. Each challenge contains a set of goals, and through active achievement of those goals, learners acquire knowledge and skills. Learners practice tasks that are real and adopt the practices of discipline experts.
The second example was developed for the Upward Bound Program offered at the University of Texas at El Paso.