Theme: Developing Geocompetencies

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Developing Geocompetencies.

The Whys and Hows of Implementing Virtual and Augmented Reality in Earth Science Classrooms WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Stephen Moysey, East Carolina University
Ben Maas, Buena Vista University
Kelly Lazar, Clemson University
Alexander Klippel, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Natalie Bursztyn, Quest University

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Regardless of whether they are in a classroom or online, do you want to take your students on a field trip, help them to visualize spatial relationships, learn how to use the tools of the trade, or relate ...
Teaching your upper-level course online: A Community Collaboration to build robust online Geoscience courses WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Karen Viskupic, Boise State University
Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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Are you worried about teaching your upper-level course in one of the "alternate" formats required by the COVID-19 pandemic? Or perhaps you already did so and know what worked pretty well and what needs ...
Strategies for Incorporating Sustainability Throughout your Earth Science Course AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Christopher Berg, Orange Coast College

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So you've heard about some of the new data-rich, sustainability-focused activities in teaching collections like InTeGrate, but you're not sure how to successfully adapt your course to incorporate them (or ...
Tuesday Plenary: Training STEM graduate students to work in Indigenous Communities to co-solve FEWS challenges PLENARY TALK
Tuesday 12-1pm PT / 1-2pm MT / 2-3pm CT / 3-4pm ET Online

Karletta Chief, The University of Arizona

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Worldwide, approximately 370 million Indigenous people live in over 90 countries. Although, Indigenous people are only approximately 5% of the world population, they represent 90% of the cultural diversity and hold ...
Communicating Beyond Visuals: Materials to Support Blind and Visually-Impaired Students in an Introductory Geology Course SHARE-A-THON
Wednesday Online

Annie Klyce, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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An introductory geology course can be daunting to students even with full use of their eyes, but students who are blind or visually-impaired experience a new world of challenges. Common, visual-based tasks include ...
Data and Diagrams SHARE-A-THON
Wednesday Online

Jessica Smay, San Jose City College
Karen Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island

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Data and Diagrams is a set of diagrams that actively guide students on how to read scientific diagrams. Their objective is to help students in introductory geology courses approach diagrams as scientists do. The ...
Enhancing Student Learning in Introductory Physics Through Funds of Knowledge POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Liang Zeng, The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
Guang Zeng, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

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Researchers have reported funds of knowledge (FK) pedagogical approach effective in engaging minority students in learning. However, there is a lack of studies connecting FK to introductory college physics or ...
Toward an undergraduate certificate program in natural hazards planning and mitigation POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Heather Fischer, Oregon State University
Elizabeth Wentz, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Patricia Gober, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

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Natural hazards pose risks to people, institutions, and infrastructure. These risks are rendered more extreme, more complex, and more challenging to manage by global climate change. Recent extreme events including ...
3D-printed models: tools for teaching 3D visualization of subsurface geology POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Merilie Reynolds, University of Alberta
John W.F. Waldron, University of Alberta

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Much of basic structural geology involves projecting data from maps of the Earth's largely two-dimensional (2D) surface into the opaque, three-dimensional (3D) subsurface. An important part of Earth science ...
Assessing the Efficacy of a Role-Playing Activity in a Post-Secondary Geoscience Course POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Jennifer Cuthbertson, University of Calgary
Claire Paton, University of Calgary

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The Sleeping Mountain is a role-playing scenario in which students play the roles of townspeople, politicians, land developers, and geoscientists in a town hall debate about the risks from a nearby volcano that is ...
A Hybrid Kinesthetic-Visual-Inquiry Based Approach to Heighten College-Level Students' Understanding of Plate Tectonics: An Evidence Based Study ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:05 PT / 1:05 MT / 2:05 CT / 3:05 ET Online

Melanie Will-Cole, Central New Mexico Community College

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One of the most critical science phenomena which geoscience students are expected to comprehend is plate tectonics (PT), a physically, chemically and mathematically complex process that is too immense and too slow ...
Raspberry Shake - "Dig Deeper into Seismology" TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 12:44 PT / 1:44 MT / 2:44 CT / 3:44 ET Online

Gabriel Low, Mr.

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This lesson is the second lesson in Raspberry Shake's introductory lesson plan sequence and focuses on students' fundamental understanding of earthquakes, seismic waves, and how earthquake epicenters are ...
Team-based experiential learning in the Geosciences: lessons from an Ecohydrology course with a diverse student group ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:50 PT / 1:50 MT / 2:50 CT / 3:50 ET Online

Hugo Gutierrez, University of Texas at El Paso

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A team-based experiential learning oriented class using ecohydrologic theory and research as the main topic was pilot-tested at a cross-listed graduate/undergraduate class. The class was based on a research project ...
Seeking Feedback on Proposed Geoscience Teacher Leaders Criteria ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:45pm PT / 2:45 MT / 3:45 CT / 4:45 ET Online

Suzanne Traub-Metlay, Western Governors University
Laura Rowan Hollister, Pitman High School
Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin

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National recognition for excellence in K-12 Earth Sciences education is under development by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Teacher Education Division (TED) and other organizations. Teachers ...
Why is teaching and learning about feedback loops hard? ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:00 PT / 3:00 MT / 4:00 CT / 5:00 ET Online

Kim Kastens, Columbia University in the City of New York
Tim Shipley, Temple University
C. Rebekah Banerjee, Temple University
Alexandra Davatzes, Temple University

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Feedback loops provide a powerful explanatory framework for analyzing important Earth and environmental processes, such as climate change and predatory/prey balance. Our pilot research and review of the literature ...
Blue Crab Population in the Chesapeake Bay TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 2:05 PT / 3:05 MT / 4:05 CT / 5:05 ET Online

Matt Heller, James Madison University

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This 20 minute activity introduces the concepts of reservoirs, stocks, and fluxes as they relate to natural systems. It consists of: 1) introducing key terms, 2) describing the significance of the Chesapeake Bay ...
Teaching for a Changing World: Water resources and melting ice WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO

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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 ...
Science Communication WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Beth Bartel, UNAVCO
Wendy Bohon, IRIS Consortium

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Note: The information on this page still reflects the face-to-face event description. While the content will remain largely the same, the leaders are currently in the process of adapting the workshop to an online ...