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Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education (GEODE)

Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Burge Union Forum C/D
Workshop

Conveners

Bill Richards, North Idaho College
Callan Bentley, Northern Virginia Community College
This workshop will introduce participants to plate-tectonic reconstructions, digital planets, the fold analysis challenge, EarthQuiz, "Reasons for the Seasons, A Grand Tour of the Ocean Basins," and virtual samples and outcrops (construction, access, and utilization in virtual field experiences) via GigaPan and 3D models. Participants should bring their laptops or other digital devices to the workshop. GEODE is offering a $600 stipend to enrolled participants who participate in both days of the workshop. To apply for this stipend, please complete this form (opens in a new window).

Overview

This course will introduce participants to NSF-funded GEODE activities and exercises related to plate-tectonic reconstructions, digital planets, the fold analysis challenge, EarthQuiz, "Reasons for the Seasons," and "A Grand Tour of the Ocean Basins" (geode.net) . Also introduced will be virtual samples and outcrops (the construction process, how students access them, and utilization in virtual field experiences) via GigaPan and 3D photogrammetric models. Further, participants will have an opportunity to engage with the activities in preparation for utilizing them in geoscience curriculum. Participants should bring their laptops or other digital devices to the workshop.

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for those who teach, or are planning to teach, geoscience to K12 or undergraduate students, especially instructors wishing to innovate by incorporating digital geoscience teaching tools.

Goals

  • Goal 1 - Gain experience with a new suite of digital geoscience teaching tools (GEODE project)
  • Goal 2 - Engage with the resources, exercises and activities provided by GEODE project
  • Goal 3 - Empower participants to innovate new applications of these tools
  • Goal 4 - Provide feedback on classroom use of the presented activities

Format

Each session will include an Introduction of the activities and associated exercises, followed by participant engagement in the activity. Each session will conclude with further engagement and peer session to reflect on how best to incorporate the activities for geoscience curriculum.

Stipends to pay for participation in the GEODE workshop at EER are available through the GEODE Project. We will support ~40 participants ($600 stipend each) for teachers/faculty/instructors that teach K12 or undergraduate classes, or to graduate students who intend to seek a future position where they will teach K12 or undergraduate classes. Participants who are awarded this travel stipend must be US citizens with a permanent US address. They are expected to: a) attend the full workshop and b) test one of the GEODE materials with their students in the following academic term, thereupon furnishing feedback to the GEODE team. Apply for this travel stipend at: this form (opens in a new window) ; the deadline is June 1, 2018. Notice of acceptance will be sent by as soon as possible after receipt so you will have time to arrange your summer schedules. Stipends will be disseminated after conclusion of the EER and subject to processing time at our respective universities.

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