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Theme: Course Resources

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Course Resources.

Ways to Change Your Teaching Activities to Help Our Diverse Student Body to Thrive WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Gordon: Sonata Meeting Room

Gary Weissmann, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Roberto Ibarra, University of New Mexico-Main Campus

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Science and academia have a culture that can be challenging for students, particularly those from groups underrepresented in the STEM fields. This session will guide participants in supporting students and building ...
Preparing for an Academic Career WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Weeks Geo: 140

Ankur Desai, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lisa Gilbert, Williams College
Lynsey LeMay, Thomas Nelson Community College
Erika Marin-Spiotta, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Reed, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and others who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Workshop leaders will provide guidance and ...
What Makes a Good Teaching Video? PANEL DISCUSSION
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:45pm Gordon: Symphony Meeting Room

Juliette Rooney-Varga, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
John Bedward, Buena Vista University
Katryn Wiese, City College of San Francisco
David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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Summary Video is increasingly being used as an educational tool in college science courses. Even if we are not assigning videos, students are independently looking to places like YouTube to supplement their ...
Discovering, creating, and using YouTube geoscience video snips and tutorials for teaching and learning TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 2:10pm-2:30pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Multimedia video is recognized as a powerful medium for deploying applicable best practices in teaching and learning. I have discovered, vetted, and curated over 1,000 YouTube videos of interest relevant to ...
"ZirChron" Virtual Zircon Analysis App
Tuesday 2:30pm-2:50pm Weeks Geo: 140

Mark Schmitz, Boise State University
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University

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This application was developed to promote deeper understanding of the science of geochronology, including the integration of crystal-scale relative dating principles with numerical dating via radioisotope ...
Clouds in a Bottle: A versatile way to explore gas laws and phase changes
Tuesday 3:00pm-3:20pm Weeks Geo: 140

Todd Ellis, Western Michigan University

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In this activity, designed for introductory level undergraduates, but adaptable for K-16 learners, we explore fundamental ideas about the Ideal Gas Law as it applies to the atmosphere, and specifically to the ...
Novel Introductory Investigations into Green Energy – Solar, Wind, and More TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 3:20pm-3:40pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Bob McCallister, University of Wisconsin Baraboo/Sauk County

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Session begins by introducing the UW-Rock County Solar Project. As a long-term experiment open to all, with a 6 kW system designed with three differently configured solar PV arrays. Activity example using ...
Low Cost Science: The Solar System in Your Classroom
Tuesday 3:20pm-3:40pm Weeks Geo: 140

Daniel Barth, University of Arkansas Main Campus
Katherine Auld, Northwest Arkansas Community College

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Participants will use low-cost materials to construct scientifically accurate models in the classroom. The first model will allow the student to investigate the Earth-Moon system including lunar phases, elliptical ...
Resources for Learning and Teaching Critical Zone Science POSTER SESSION
Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Don Duggan-Haas, Paleontological Research Institution

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Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) study the interactions of rock, soil, air, water, and life in the area between the bottom of the water table and the tops of the vegetation. These National Science ...
Accessing and Comparing Lake and River Gauge Levels and Precipitation Data in Local Water Bodies POSTER SESSION
Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Sharon Browning, Baylor University

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Students participate in a field trip to a local dammed river and associated lake (Waco Lake, Texas) managed by the Army Corp of Engineers for flood control and the municipal source of water for Waco, Texas. ...
Poster Project Final: Student Perceptions and Performance POSTER SESSION
Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Eileen Herrstrom, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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This poster summarizes the results of nine terms of teaching an introductory physical geology course with a poster project that replaces the final exam. The course is intended for students who are not planning to ...
Case Study Approach to Teaching Introductory Physical Geology POSTER SESSION
Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Dan Olson, Edgewood College
Amy Schiebel, Edgewood College

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In fall of 2015 we completely reworked our introductory physical geology course for non-majors. Our goals were to: Engage the students more meaningfully with the material. Help students to see the relationships ...
Communicating Geoscience Concepts In The Classroom And Beyond Using Short Videos POSTER SESSION
Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Jennifer Wiggen, North Carolina State University
David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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We created a series of geoscience videos to support student learning in an introductory physical geology course. We incorporated aspects of effective multimedia design (e.g., brief videos featuring spatial and ...
Seafloor Spreading
Thursday 1:50pm-2:10pm Weeks Geo: 140

Andrew Goodwillie, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Plate tectonics forms a fundamental component of our understanding of how Earth works. In this activity, students examine the age of the ocean crust, calculate the rate of seafloor spreading at different locations ...
World Climate Simulation TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Thursday 2:30pm-2:50pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Juliette Rooney-Varga, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

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World Climate is a simulation-based role-playing exercise in which participants take on the roles of delegates to the UN climate negotiations and are challenged to create a global deal that, according to current ...
Investigating GRACE water storage data using video, essays, and data analysis tools. TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Thursday 3:20pm-3:40pm Weeks Geo: AB20

David Randle, American Museum of Natural History

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The focus of this session is to support the analysis and interpretation of data in the classroom and help teachers to engage students in the study of climate change. NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate ...
Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Thursday 3:40pm-4:00pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Shelley Whitmeyer, James Madison University

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Over the next century sea level is likely to increase 26-82 cm (IPCC 2013). This increase in sea level will leave some highly populated, sensitive coastal areas vulnerable to rapid geologic changes. It is important ...
Data-rich societally-relevant undergraduate teaching resources for geoscience classrooms and field courses POSTER SESSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO
Bruce Douglas, Indiana University-Bloomington
Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College
Katherine Shervais, UNAVCO

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UNAVCO (NSF's geodetic facility) and partners are developing and disseminating undergraduate teaching resources that feature geodesy data analysis and methods in order to address gaps in available ...
Using GeoMapApp in the 21st Century Classroom and Lab POSTER SESSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Andrew Goodwillie, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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GeoMapApp (http://www.geomapapp.org) is a free, map-based data discovery and visualisation tool developed at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory that provides students and researchers alike with access to hundreds of ...
ESIP Education Initiatives POSTER SESSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Margaret Mooney, University of Wisconsin-Madison
LuAnn Dahlman, NOAA Climate Program Office
Shelley Olds, UNAVCO
Preston Lewis, NASA Langley Research Center
Erin Robinson, ESIP Federation
Rebecca Fowler, ESIP Federation

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The Federation of Earth System Information Partners (ESIP) Education committee strives to make data accessible and meaningful to educators. ESIP is a unique consortium of scientific organizations that collect, ...
Earth Rocks! -- Online Educational Oceanography and Geology Videos POSTER SESSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Katryn Wiese, City College of San Francisco

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Earth Rocks! is a collection of online educational videos, geared toward introductory-level oceanography and physical geology lectures and labs. This creative-commons-licensed collection currently contains 65 ...
A Walk in the Park: Earth Science Service-Learning POSTER SESSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Eric Taylor, Kent State University-Stark Campus

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In an effort to increase experiential learning at KSU at Stark in the Department of Geology, I redesigned Environmental Earth Science as a service-learning course in conjunction with Stark Parks. My curriculum ...