Theme: Teacher Preparation, Professional Development and Policy Issues

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Teacher Preparation, Professional Development and Policy Issues.

Changing the Climate of your Climate Change Lessons WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Lindley: 123

Laura Rowan Hollister, Pitman High School, Turlock Unified School District
Ryan Hollister, Turlock Unified School District
Robin Matthews, IPCC WGI Technical Support Unit

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A phenomena-based, active learning experience for K-12 & intro level college instructors who teach climate change as part of their curriculum. Experience how to make cutting-edge climate data come to life in ...
Introduction to Small Unmanned Aerial Systems ("drones") and Associated Applications in STEM Explorations WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Ritchie Hall: 164

Greg Baker, University of Kansas Main Campus

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This workshop is designed for unexperienced or novice users of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS; "drones"). No prior experience is required. Although topics covered may be insufficiently advanced for ...
There's Money in Muck: A sustainability study focused on biogas AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Lindley: 307

Aida Awad, Maine East High School
Cheryl Manning, Evergreen High School
Ed Robeck, American Geosciences Institute

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BUILD A BIOGAS GENERATOR SET-UP AT THE WORKSHOP! FIRST 13 PEOPLE AT THE WORKSHOP GET TO BUILD THEIR OWN BIOGAS GENERATOR! WE"LL SUPPLY THE EQUIPMENT! Link to workshop slides: http://bit.ly/biogasworkshop ...
The EarthConnections San Bernardino Alliance: Addressing Diversity in the Geosciences Using a Collective Impact Model ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:00pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Sally McGill, California State University-San Bernardino
Mark Benthien, University of Southern California
Bryan Castillo, California State University-San Bernardino
Jeffrey Fitzsimmons, Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board
Anna Foutz, Chaffey Community College
Daniel Keck, Etiwanda High School
Gabriela Noriega, University of Southern California
Rajul Pandya, AGU
John Taber, IRIS Consortium
Bernadette Vargas, ETIWANDA HIGH SCHOOL

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The EarthConnections San Bernardino Alliance is one of three regional alliances supported by the national EarthConnections Collective Impact Alliance, funded by a pilot grant from the National Science Foundation ...
Utilizing InTeGrate's "Systems Thinking" across multiple student audiences ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:15pm Ritchie Hall: 366

Jessica Martin, University of Providence

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Thinking about the natural world in terms of functional systems is a key approach across the physical and biological sciences. At the University of Providence, a small private Catholic university in central ...
Developing Culturally Responsive Pathways to local Geoscience Jobs and Careers ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Darryl Haddock, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA)

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The Atlanta Alliance is building strong and impactful strategies and leveraging relationships with education and environmental organizations to; *expand "pathways to geoscience" careers *remedy prominent ...
Earth Connections Atlanta Alliance ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:15pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Felicia Davis, Felicia Davis
Darryl Haddock, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA)

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The Atlanta Alliance targets under-served West Atlanta communities along Etoy and Proctor Creeks where water has been an environmwntal justice issue for decades. The evolving geoscience focus is anchored within the ...
Creation of an International initiative for Climate Education ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:30pm Ritchie Hall: 366

David Wilgenbus, Office for Climate Education
Pierre Léna, French Academy of Science
Robin Matthews, IPCC WGI Technical Support Unit

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The essential role of education in tackling the causes and consequences of anthropogenic climate change is increasingly being recognised at an international level. For example, Article 12 of the historic Paris ...
Scientist-K12 Teacher Partnerships ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm Burge Union Forum C/D

Carla McAuliffe, TERC/NESTA

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Scientist-K12 teacher partnerships are mutually beneficial and occur in many ways. The AGU-NESTA Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) workshop held at the annual AGU meetings has proven to be a very ...
BLOSSM: STEM Education through Citizen Seismology POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Beren Auditorium

Jefferson Chang, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Molly Yunker, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Jacob I. Walter, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

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The BLOSSM in Oklahoma program (Bridging Local Outreach & Seismic Signal Monitoring) aims to provide educational resources to public schools and free-choice learning environments, while supplementing the ...
Building a National Collaborative for Food, Energy, and Water Education (NC-FEW): Insights from a National Conference POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Beren Auditorium

Cory Forbes, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Hui-Hui Wang, Purdue University-Main Campus
Nicole Sintov, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Christine Li, University of Missouri-Columbia
Kelly Millenbah, Michigan State University

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Institutions of higher education must take a leading role in preparing all global citizens for the food, energy, and water (FEW) challenges of today and tomorrow. The Food-Energy-Water Nexus concept has emerged as ...
Supporting Interdisciplinary Teaching about the Earth for a Sustainable Future through the InTeGrate Project POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Beren Auditorium

Monica Bruckner, Carleton College
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College
John McDaris, Carleton College
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College

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InTeGrate supports teaching about Earth in the context of sustainability across the curriculum through curricula development and strengthening programs to increase undergraduate students' Earth literacy and ...
NAGT Advocacy: Outreach to Support Geoscience Education POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Beren Auditorium

Michael Phillips, Illinois Valley Community College
Don Haas, Paleontological Research Institution
Wendi Williams, South Texas College

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The National Association of Geoscience Teachers' (NAGT) mission has three primary goals: to improve geoscience education, to emphasize the relevance and cultural significance of the earth sciences, and to ...
Communicating Science to the General Public WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Ritchie Hall: 368

Beth Bartel, UNAVCO
Wendy Bohon, IRIS Consortium

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Effective communication skills enable practitioners to engage non-experts, inform public opinion and policymakers, inspire the next generation of scientists and voters, and improve our own research process. This ...
Recent NSF Geosciences Directorate Award Trends in Addressing Broader Impact Criteria ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:30pm Ritchie Hall: 366

Susan Meabh Kelly, Connecticut State Department of Education

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"Intellectual Merit" and "Broader Impacts" criteria are of equal significance in the consideration of proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation. The National Alliance for Broader ...
How well do introductory geoscience courses prepare future teachers? Results from the National Geoscience Teaching Practices Survey ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:15pm Ritchie Hall: 366

Anne Egger, Central Washington University

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Most teachers experienced Earth science in a single introductory undergraduate geoscience course. To what extent do classroom practices in introductory geoscience courses reflect the practices we expect future ...
Researching the Impact of a Redesigned Introductory Earth Science Course on Preservice Elementary Teacher Knowledge and Perspectives ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:30pm Ritchie Hall: 366

Danielle Ford, University of Delaware
Susan McGeary, University of Delaware
Jennifer Gallo-Fox, University of Delaware
Cheryl Ackerman, University of Delaware

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The authors present the design, research, and evaluation of an earth science course for preservice elementary teachers that is place-based, hands-on, technologically enriched, and aligns with the Next Generation ...
Advancing the Conversation on NGSS ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm Burge Union Forum C/D

Cheryl Manning, Evergreen High School

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Five years after the publication of the Next Generation Science Standards, states and school districts are working on implementation strategies, teachers are developing 3-dimensional learning opportunities, and ...
Tools & Support for Integrating Real Environmental Data into Education POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Beren Auditorium

Liza Brazil, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc
Jon Pollak, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc

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Using real data in a classroom setting can help students better understand scientific concepts. By working with data from a place they are familiar with they can form deeper connections to the research or they can ...
Developing a Geology Field Trip for Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Students POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Beren Auditorium

Patricia Gallagher, Drexel University
Walter Yerk, Drexel University
Philip Getty, P.G., Boucher & James, Inc.
Kristin Sample-Lord, Villanova University
Loyc Vanderkluysen, Drexel University
Robert Swan, Jr., Drexel University

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Geotechnical engineering faculty at Drexel and Villanova Universities collaborated with an environmental hydrogeologist from a local civil engineering firm and a volcanologist from Drexel University to develop a ...