Lessons from the InTeGrate Implementation Teams: Synthesizing Real-World Experience

Monday 2:00pm Northrop Hall: 340


John McDaris, Carleton College
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College
The InTeGrate project supports the teaching of geoscience in the context of societal issues both within geoscience courses and across the undergraduate curriculum. The work of InTeGrate has included supporting 16 teams of faculty around the country that used InTeGrate materials to effect change on their campuses. These Implementation Programs represented an array of institution types and had a variety of goals for transforming teaching about Earth in their contexts, but they all learned important lessons in attempting to achieve those goals.

As the teams wrapped up their work under the auspices of the project, representatives from the teams met to learn from each other and document lessons learned in five key areas: recruiting and supporting diverse learners; teaching Earth across the curriculum; building connections to strengthen K-12 teaching; supporting transitions to the workforce, transfer, and careers; and making change happen on the large scale. The resulting resources are captured on the InTeGrate website (http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/programs/implementation/index.html) and provide linkages between best-practices from the literature and ground-truth from the actual experiences of the teams. The guidance put forward on these pages is supported by examples from the teams that demonstrate how work on particular issues influenced and was influenced by specific circumstances and contexts.

Presentation Media

Lessons from the InTeGrate Implementation Teams: Synthesizing Real-World Results (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 9.7MB Jul17 17)