Theme: Course Resources

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

Teaching Introductory Geoscience with Data and Math in a Societal Context Using GETSI Modules WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am TSU - Lawson: 110

Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College
Jessica Smay, San Jose City College
Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico

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Integrating cutting edge data and quantitative skills into introductory courses can be challenging. The GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) project has developed a suite of undergraduate teaching modules to ...
Preparing for an Academic Career WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am TSU - Barn Auditorium

Catherine Riihimaki, Princeton University
Lisa Gilbert, Williams College
Lynsey LeMay, Thomas Nelson Community College
Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University
Jessica Oster, Vanderbilt University

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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 from a variety of institution ...
Designing Effective Lessons for your First Geoscience Course WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am TSU - Humphries: 221

Karen Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island
Reginald Archer, Tennessee State University
Brendan Hanger, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

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Participants will begin with the big picture of establishing course goals for introductory science courses and then narrow the focus to determine learning outcomes for select individual lessons. Participants will ...
Integrated Environmental Systems at TSU Farm WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am TSU - Farm: 31

William Sutton, Tennessee State University
Tom Byl, US Geological Survey
Steven Goodbred, Vanderbilt University

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This workshop presents educators at all levels with activities and lessons to help incorporate nature into their classes. The TSU campus farm and wetlands provide important ecosystem services and avail magnificent ...
How to Create your Own Open Educational Resources: Examples from Analytical Methods in Geosciences (AMiGEO) AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 222

Elizabeth Johnson, James Madison University
Juhong Liu, James Madison University

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This workshop is for anyone interested in learning how to develop and publish open educational resources. Analytical Methods in Geosciences (AMiGEO) is an NSF-funded project to develop undergraduate-level, online, ...
A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Short Videos for Geoscience Courses AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Lawson: 110

David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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A few years ago, we began creating short instructional videos for an introductory geoscience course. While we had little prior experience in making videos, previous research provided us with some principles for ...
Model-Based Teaching and Learning about Earth's Climate: Two Secondary Teachers' Implementation of a Curriculum Unit ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:00pm

Kimberly Carroll Steward, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Devarati Bhattacharya, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Cory Forbes, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Mark Chandler, Columbia University in the City of New York

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The Next Generation Science Standards (Next Generation Science Standards Lead States, 2013) and the Essential Principles for Climate Literacy (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2009) have helped ...
High Water Rising: Science, Literature, and the Environment ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:45pm

Benjamin Atkinson, Flagler College
Hadley Mozer, Flagler College

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Flagler College is located on the Atlantic coast of the Florida peninsula, in the heart of historic St. Augustine, "America's Oldest City." Campus is just a five-minute walk from the Matanzas River ...
School of Ice: A Model for Advanced Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty at Minority-Serving Institutions with Applications to Other 2 and 4 Year Colleges ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm TSU - Humphries: 203

Louise Huffman, Dartmouth College

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The School of Ice (SOI) program from the US Ice Drilling Program (IDP) is designed for college faculty who teach at minority-serving institutions or historically black colleges and universities, but lessons learned ...
Lessons learned from OnRamps Earth Wind and Fire, a dual-enrollment geoscience course ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:15pm TSU - Humphries: 203

Joel Johnson, The University of Texas at Austin
Alison Mote, The University of Texas at Austin
Bryce Henderson, The University of Texas at Austin
Enrique Reyes, Akins High School
Jennifer Porter, The University of Texas at Austin

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The proportion of Hispanic U.S. geoscientists lags far behind the proportion of Hispanic U.S. citizens. Students from underrepresented minority (URM) groups may not be attracted to geosciences for many reasons, ...
Enhancing Weather, Ocean, and Climate Science Literacy by Leveraging the American Meteorological Society-Cal U DataStreme Partnership ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:30pm TSU - Humphries: 203

Chad Kauffman, California University of Pennsylvania
Wendy Abshire, American Meteorological Society
Elizabeth Baugher, American Meteorological Society
Abigail Stimach, American Meteorological Society
Elizabeth Mills, American Meteorological Society
Elizabeth Day-Miller, BridgeWater Education Consulting

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For more than 25 years, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Education Program has been enhancing K-12 Geoscience teacher preparation and practice, and ultimately student learning through the DataStreme ...
Permeability and Hydraulic Conductivity Lab SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Gary Glesener, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Madeline Schreiber, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ

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The Permeability and Hydraulic Conductivity Lab incorporates both the falling head and constant head methods to determine the coefficient of permeability of various granular materials. The permeameters and ...
Exploring weather phenomenon with the help of GLOBE Weather SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Emily Snode-Brenneman, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
melissa rummel, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

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During this Share-a-Thon, we will provide a quick overview of the new GLOBE Weather Curriculum and attendees will have the opportunity to try out our Mylar balloon investigation within Lesson 5: "How does air ...
Siting NOAA Weather Radio Transmitters: Spatial Thinking using a Paper-Based GIS SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Christopher Krause, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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In this activity, students are tasked with selecting locations for NOAA Weather Radio transmitters for the state of South Carolina. To guide the students' spatial thinking, students are asked to consider what ...
Near to Us or Seemingly Far from You: South Padre Island as an Important Global Setting SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Wendi Williams, South Texas College
Ahyde Martinez, Texas A & M University
Alexia Frayre, South Texas College

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Our curriculum team of community college students and myself will share activities developed to bring a better understanding of "sense of place" related to South Padre Island geo-ecosystems. One of the ...
Mineralogy Field Trip to the TN-NC Blue Ridge Mountains SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Kent Ratajeski, University of Kentucky

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The topics of Earth history and mineral resources form the two main themes for this three-day field trip to the Blue Ridge geologic province of southeastern TN and southwestern NC. The route includes stops at the ...
Techniques Used to Create High Resolution Virtual Models of Geologic Specimens Using Photgrammetry SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Ryan Hollister, Turlock Unified School District

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Virtual 3D geologic models created using photogrammetry are an extremely useful tool that can increase student access to hand samples and outcrops. A small community of geoscientists, teachers and students have ...
No Outcrop, No Problem: Telling Time on an Urban Campus SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Christy Visaggi, Georgia State University

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Principles of relative and absolute age dating can be challenging for students to visualize in how they apply to a sequence of rocks, particularly on a urban campus lacking outcrops. To better engage students in ...
Flood Management Plan SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Karen Helgers, Ulster County Community College

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In this exploration, students work in groups to develop a watershed-based plan to control flooding. Students are first given information about a historic downstream flood and then work together to develop multiple ...
Life Through Time: Interactive Time Line SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Molly Miller, Vanderbilt University
Krista Castillo, Metro Nashville Parks

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We have a color-coded timeline from the formation of the earth to the present at a scale of I inch = 20 million years. Colored zones include: 1) first life;, 2) first complex life; 3) Paleozoic; 4) time during ...
CLEAN SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Katie Boyd, University of Colorado at Boulder

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The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Collection is a database of reviewed educational climate and energy science resources for grades 6-16. CLEAN helps teachers find quality resources and ...
Data Labs: Using Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI) Data to Engage Students in Oceanography AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Tuesday, Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 103

Janice McDonnell, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Christine Bean, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Catherine Halversen, University of California-Berkeley

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Additional peer leaders/collaborators on this project include: Dr. Dax Soule, Queens College Dr. Anna Pfeiffer- Herbert, Stockton University Dr. Brooke Love, Western Washington University Dr. Denise Bristol, ...
Off Base - Acidity of Oceans TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 2:50pm-3:10pm TSU - Humphries: 221

Cheryl Manning, Evergreen High School

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The teaching demonstration is intended to inspire student questions from which they can design an investigation regarding ocean's carbonate buffer system, how changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels may ...
Physical Geology Lab Resource Online –Mineral Identification TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 3:10pm-3:30pm TSU - Humphries: 221

Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Digital media of minerals and rocks are increasingly available in online environments. However, the mere availability of these resources does not address a number of critical pedagogical issues: Are the resources ...
GLOBE Weather Activity: Why is it hotter at the equator than other places on Earth? TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 3:30pm-3:50pm TSU - Humphries: 221

Emily Snode-Brenneman, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
melissa rummel, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

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Weather impacts us everyday, yet the science surrounding weather phenomenon can be difficult for students to comprehend. The University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is proud to share a new free ...
Where in the World is Vladimir Koppen? TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 3:50pm-4:10pm TSU - Humphries: 221

Wendy Robertson, Central Michigan University
Daria Kluver, Central Michigan University

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Where in the World is Vladimir Koppen? is a board game designed for college-level introduction to the Koppen Climate Classification System. The activity is designed to work in groups of 4-12, with students ...
We're All In This Together: Community science for learning and action PLENARY TALK
Tuesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Barn Auditorium

Rajul Pandya, AGU

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Science is awesome, especially Earth Science. We've figured out how moving continents create our highest mountain ranges and form our deepest ocean trenches. We know how thunderstorms form, and why some of ...
Teaching Computation in the Geosciences Using MATLAB AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Barn: 114

Phil Resor, Wesleyan University

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This mini-workshop is for anyone interested in teaching computation: data analysis, algorithm development, or numerical modeling, using the MATLAB programming platform. The workshop will include hands-on ...
Mystery Marine Organisms: Teaching Marine Ecology with Charismatic Megafauna...and Overlooked Microorganisms POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Rebecca Freeman, University of Kentucky

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In introductory oceanography, as in all introductory courses, learning a new discipline necessarily requires familiarity with associated terminology. Yet while most students will enthusiastically construct ...
High Precision Positioning in Field Courses: Applying GNSS to geologic questions POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Benjamin Crosby, Idaho State University
Ian Lauer, Idaho State University
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO

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GPS/GNSS enabled consumer grade positioning devices are now super accessible to both geologic field research and education. These devices geotag images, digital field book entries or measurements but the positions ...
A Pilot Study to Assess Chemistry Education in the Geosciences POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Erika Zocher, Northern Illinois University
Nicole LaDue, Northern Illinois University

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It is well established that chemistry is an integral discipline underlying many scientific concepts. However, chemistry also presents challenges and misconceptions that act as barriers for many students (Birk & ...
Context matters: Designing data-rich geodesy teaching materials that get used POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO
Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College
Bruce Douglas, Indiana University-Bloomington
Benjamin Crosby, Idaho State University
Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO

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GETSI (Geodesy Tools for Societal Issues) project is developing modules that allow undergraduate students to engage in geodetic data analysis relevant to societally important topics of natural hazards, water ...
The Earth Geological Timescale: New Approaches POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Alan Capelle, Madison Area Technical College

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Conveying the essence of deep geologic time has always presented challenges to K-12, and college earth science instructors alike. In this session, Alan will illustrate a variety of media that can be used to cement ...
An on-line "Rare Earth Elements and Sustainability" module for introductory university geoscience courses POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Mark Abolins, earthsiteAGS.com

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The on-line "Rare Earth Elements and Sustainability" module is designed for use in introductory university environmental science, sustainability, earth science, and physical geography courses. The module ...
Outcome of a Seven-Year Journey: Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth and the Environment for a Sustainable Future POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Dave Gosselin, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Anne Egger, Central Washington University
John Taber, IRIS Consortium

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Future", presents some of the outcomes from the seven-year journey of the NSF-funded InTeGrate project, whose mission was to improve Earth literacy across the undergraduate curriculum and build a workforce ...
Geoscience Literacy and Career Interest Improve Among Two-Year College Students Learning with InTeGrate Materials POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Pasadena City College
Lisa Gilbert, Williams College

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InTeGrate classroom materials are designed to strengthen earth science literacy of undergraduate students as well as increase the number of earth science majors who can address critical environmental and resource ...
LibreTexts: A Community Platform for Adopting and Creating Geoscience OER POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Joshua Halpern, LibreTexts

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LibreTexts is a growing community of faculty at over 100 institutions ranging from research centered to community colleges developing teaching materials across the curriculum including the geosciences. LibreTexts ...
A Narrative Approach to Building Computational Capacity in Professional Masters Students POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Karen Smith, University of Toronto Scarborough
Conor Anderson, University of Toronto

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The goal of a professional Masters program is to help students rapidly transition from undergraduate learners to work-ready professionals. This presents a unique challenge for instructors to balance conceptual ...
A phenomenon based climate science curriculum for middle-school classrooms: Harmful Algal Blooms, Society, and Climate Change POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Angela Boysen, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Christine Baker, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Isaiah Bolden, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Robin McLachlan, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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Climate change and its many repercussions are complex yet important topics where early exposure would clearly benefit students' education. Evidence suggests that using curriculum grounded in real world ...
Making geodesy accessible and relevant: Educator and student resources for enhancing learning about geosciences and geodesy POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO
Beth Bartel, UNAVCO
Andria (Andi) Ellis, UNAVCO
Shelley Olds, UNAVCO
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO
Kelsey Russo-Nixon, UNAVCO

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Geodesy is the study of Earth's shape, gravity field, and rotation. Geodetic applications and data are used to understand many societal issues such as land surface change, drought monitoring, climate change, ...
The Role of Virtual Reality in Developing Spatial Visualization Skills in Geoscience Students POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Kevin Hurler, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Scott White, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Geoscience and its many subfields require students to utilize an immense amount of spatial visualization skills to identify and solve various problems and patterns within the field. Spatial visualization is the ...
Participatory Modelling: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understand Stakeholder Awareness, Critical Thinking and Collaborative Reasoning About Water Scarcity. POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Katalina Salas, University of Texas at El Paso
Deana Pennington, University of Texas at El Paso

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Freshwater is a scarce natural resource in the Paso del Norte Region and continues to be threatened by the increase in demand and environmental stressors. The projected increase of water use along with rising ...
Building on-ramps to more effective teaching in tectonics POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Phil Resor, Wesleyan University
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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Despite significant gains over the last two decades, there remains a large percentage of geoscience faculty who have yet to move toward incorporating engaged teaching practices in their courses. Following ...
Ocean Infographic Assignment for Data Literacy and Science Outreach POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Amy Weislogel, West Virginia University

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Students in a 200-level Physical Oceanograpy course at West Virginia University designed an infographic to reflect personal exploration and interaction with concepts related to the course. The course has no ...
The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Katie Boyd, University of Colorado at Boulder
Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder
Frank Niepold, NOAA
Jennifer Taylor, University of Colorado at Boulder
Susan Lynds, University of Colorado at Boulder
Sean Fox, Carleton College
Monica Bruckner, Carleton College
Karin Kirk, Freelance Science Writer and Geoscientist
Cheryl Manning, Evergreen High School
Amanda Morton, University of Colorado at Boulder
Tamara Ledley, Bentley University

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It is important that we prepare tomorrow's scientists, decision makers, and communities to address the societal impacts of a changing climate. In order to respond to, manage, and adapt to those changes, ...
Measuring and Increasing the Level of Inquiry in Science Laboratory Activities WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am TSU - Humphries: 13

Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Jason Jones, North Carolina State University

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Commercially available lab manuals for introductory science courses are often devoid of authentic inquiry opportunities for learners (Buck et al., 2008). Inquiry-based activities have been empirically-shown to ...
Marine Geology Using GEODE WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Lawson 012

Kristen St. John, James Madison University
Callan Bentley, Northern Virginia Community College

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Marine sediments and the geology of the ocean basins are important content topics in all oceanography courses. However these can be "dry" topics to teach, and may be difficult for students to appreciate. ...
Creating and Integrating Meaningful Virtual & Augmented Reality Content for Geoscience Classes WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am TSU - Humphries: 222

Ryan Hollister, Turlock Unified School District

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Learn the tips and tricks needed to create and facilitate an engaging, story-driven Immersive Virtual Field Experience (IVFE) that can be utilized by all students on nearly any device. Participants will briefly ...
Adapting Active Learning Strategies in Your Courses WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am TSU - Humphries: 327

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

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Research in STEM disciplines has revealed that empirically validated instructional practices that can contribute to improvements in student learning and a reduction in attrition. We will outline a series of ...
Undergraduate Writing Assignments on the Nature of Science using the NSF-funded "The Story Behind the Science" ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:30pm TSU - Humphries: 221

Carrie Wright-Tyler, University of Southern Indiana

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Scientifically literate citizens are able to actively participate and make decisions in the discourse of science in a global society dealing with scientific issues such as climate change because they have ...