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Theme: Curriculum Design

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Curriculum Design.

Incorporating Thinking about the Earth across disciplines WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Ogg: Phillips Lounge

Dave Gosselin, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Adam Kuban, Ball State University

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Research on undergraduate education programs has identified integration across disciplines as an ongoing challenge. This workshop will explore approaches to managing the integration of disciplines and perspectives. ...
Introducing Active Learning Strategies to Large Intro Courses WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Gordon: Overture Meeting Room

Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico
David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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Research in STEM disciplines has revealed a suite of empirically validated instructional practices that can contribute to improvements in student learning and a reduction in attrition. We will outline a series of ...
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 ...
Using the Science Literacy Documents to Guide Instruction AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Ogg: Phillips Lounge

Don Duggan-Haas, Paleontological Research Institution

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The Essential Principles and Big Ideas from the different documents listing Earth Systems Literacy Principles (for ocean, and atmospheric science, geology (a.k.a., Earth science), climate and energy) represent ...
How to Incorporate Service Learning in your Course and Curriculum AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Ogg: Classroom 1227

Sarah Fortner, Wittenberg University

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Service learning provides students with opportunities to directly meet the needs of their community. For students, this reinforces the relevance of the geosciences and their personal role in community problem ...
Designing Effective Assignments and Activities AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Gordon: Symphony Meeting Room

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

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We will focus on practical and effective strategies for designing inquiry-based assignments and activities and on how to successfully implement techniques such as jigsaw, gallery walk, and concept sketches in ...
Flipping your Class: What to leave out, what to add in AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Gordon: Sonata Meeting Room

Jennifer Roberts, University of Kansas Main Campus
Gregory Baker, University of Kansas Main Campus

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Many well-respected groups and associated faculty have tackled the issues of Earth science classroom transformation through decades of research and application. Today, many significant pedagogical advances to the ...
Implementing Integrate & Curriculum Design ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Weeks Geo: 140

Jennifer Hanselman, Westfield State University
Ronald Daly, Brown University

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Implementing Integrate & Curriculum Design Your Account Earth Educators' ...
Incorporating Earth Science into Other High School Science Classes AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Gordon: Ed Gordon Suite

Cheryl Manning, Evergreen High School

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We will explore some different approaches to integrate Earth Science concepts into Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses by finding the interconnections between the sciences using the Next Generation Science ...
Beginning to InTeGrate in large introductory lecture courses: lessons from an implementation pilot ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:30pm Weeks Geo: 140

Christopher Berg, University of West Georgia

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This presentation will discuss the benefits, challenges, and student responses to a pilot attempt to replace significant portions of the existing coursework with InTeGrate modules in one section of a large lecture ...
Integrating Sustainability: Adapting InTeGrate Modules for Sustainability Pathway courses to Engage Students in Societal Issues at CSU, Chico ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:45pm Weeks Geo: 140

Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico
Colleen Hatfield, California State University-Chico
Bruce Grelle, American Geophysical Union
Janine Stone, California State University-Chico
Eric Willard, California State University-Chico
Lee Altier, California State University-Chico
Don Hankins, California State University-Chico
Philip Clements, California State University-Chico

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The Integrate Sustainability project at CSU, Chico is a collective effort of eight faculty to incorporate InTeGrate curriculum in lower and upper division courses in a GE Pathway focused on Sustainability. Online ...
Adapting geoscience materials for introductory biology courses using the Faculty Mentoring Network ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:00pm Weeks Geo: 140

Jennifer Hanselman, Westfield State University
Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Sam Donovan, University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus
Alison Hale, University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus

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InTeGrate and the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project have partnered to support the adaptation of these geoscience modules into introductory biology courses. The modules all ...
Mapping The Environment With Sensory Perception: An Interdisciplinary Module For Examining Environmental Contamination And Impact ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:15pm Weeks Geo: 140

Michael Phillips, Illinois Valley Community College
Lisa Phillips, Illinois State University
Kate Darby, Western Washington University

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Fully understanding and characterizing environmental problems requires an interdisciplinary approach that draws from a variety of fields. The initial affect of contamination is most often noted when people detect ...
How to use problem-based learning to catalyze student engagement in classes that explore exoplanets, habitability, or astrobiology ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:45pm Weeks Geo: 140

Ronald Daly, Brown University
Stephanie Bouchey, Brown University

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Problem-based learning (PBL) is an active, student-centered pedagogy wherein students learn by tackling a complex, real-world problem. PBL is proven to cultivate more than content knowledge: it improves ...
The Mission (Geo)Impossible Scavenger Hunt: Inclusive, Infuriating, Exhilarating ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm Weeks Geo: 140

Karla Panchuk, University of Saskatchewan/ St. Peter's College

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In an introductory physical geology course for STEM and non-STEM majors, it can be a challenge to engage students who don't have a science background. If these students feel they don't belong, they can ...
A collective map project for GEO 120: Geology of the US National Parks ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:15pm Weeks Geo: 140

Beth Laliberte, University of Rhode Island

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Geology of the United States National Parks (GEO 120) is an introductory Geology class principally for non-science majors. The student population ranges from freshman to seniors and have a wide variety of majors. A ...
Water Sustainability on Campus – Opportunities for Education, Facilities Management, and (Gasp!) Saving Money ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:30pm Weeks Geo: 140

Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Julie G. Price, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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UAB's Red Mountain Project, modeled on The Piedmont Project of Emory University, provides grant support to faculty for enhancing existing courses or creating new courses with sustainability themes. Our ...
A Lecture Tutorial on the Mahomet Aquifer in central Illinois
Tuesday 1:30pm-1:50pm Weeks Geo: 140

Eileen Herrstrom, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The objectives of this activity are to make lecture more interactive, introduce methods used in lab, and increase lecture attendance. The activity is presented in the context of a lecture on groundwater which ...
Case Study
Tuesday 2:10pm-2:30pm Weeks Geo: 140

Jane Dmochowski, University of Pennsylvania

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Students are given information about Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). This information helps them to understand that these are persistent legacy contaminants banned in 1977 by the EPA for concerns about the ...
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 ...
Teaching and Developing Quantitative Literacy in the Geosciences AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Ogg: Classroom 1227

Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, Western Washington University

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Geology is perceived by many students as a qualitative science, and thus is attractive to students who love science but are afraid of math. As a result, many students of geology are either intimidated by, or ...
Place-based Geoscience Teaching in Support of Sustainability AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Gordon: Symphony Meeting Room

Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

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Places are made by people. Place-based teaching draws on the importance of places to people, as context for locally situated geoscientific inquiry and to promote local environmental and cultural sustainability. ...
Does it Take Two to Tango? Interdisciplinary Teaching Solo and in Teams AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Gordon: Ed Gordon Suite

Catherine Riihimaki, Princeton University
Lisa Gilbert, Williams College

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Real-world problems related to Earth science are typically interdisciplinary, yet interdisciplinary teaching creates the unique challenge of accurately and fully capturing the complexities of multiple disciplines, ...
How to Increase the Level of Inquiry in your Lab Activities AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Gordon: Concerto Meeting Room

Katherine Ryker, Eastern Michigan University

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Inquiry: easy to say we use in teaching, harder to prove! Inquiry learning parallels the process of scientific inquiry, and focuses on the students' role in asking and investigating scientific questions. ...
Online Teaching PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday 2:45pm-4:00pm Red Gym: Masley Media Room

Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Katherine Ryker, Eastern Michigan University
Mike Brudzinski, Miami University-Oxford
David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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Summary Online resources make up a steadily increasing share of the materials used to support student learning in geoscience courses. No longer do online resources represent copies of class notes and links to a ...
Active Learning Strategies For Large Geoscience Classes TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Thursday 1:30pm-1:50pm Weeks Geo: AB20

John Knox, University of Georgia

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Many earth science educators are confronted with the academic/economic reality of large introductory lecture classes. Is there any way to avoid the trap of passive lecturing in these large classes? In this ...
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 ...
Making Undergraduate Research a Key Part of Your Class or Curriculum AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Friday 1:30pm-4:00pm Ogg: Classroom 1227

Lydia K Fox, University of the Pacific
Meagen Pollock, College of Wooster

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Undergraduate research is an exciting way to introduce students to the scientific method and to engage them in critical thinking and problem solving skills. Research can also increase relevance of the topics at ...