Theme: Online Education

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Online Education.

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 ...
Navigating and Contributing to Teach the Earth AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania

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Have you developed an activity that you're especially proud of and think others might benefit from? Have you ever visited the Teach the Earth portal (sometimes known as SERC) and felt overwhelmed by the volume ...
Community College: Academic Rigor in Online Earth Science Courses vs Traditional Classroom Formats POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Dr. Marico Bryant-Howe, University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
Katina White, Forest Heights Middle school
CONSTANCE MEADORS, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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Maintaining rigor across modalities is important at the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College (UA-PTC) because our goal is to deliver a high-quality educational experience regardless of the method of ...
Exploring methods for teaching 3D introductory geology content: Analyzing the influence of 3D teaching methods and virtual learning environments POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm PT / 1:00-2:00pm MT / 2:00-3:00pm CT / 3:00-4:00pm ET Online

Gillian Goldhagen, University of California-Riverside
Kinnari Atit, University of California-Riverside
Heather Ford, University of California-Riverside

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Studies show that students' 3D spatial skills are correlated to their success in various scientific domains, including geology. In recent years, online classes are growing more popular in all STEM fields, ...
Websites for Teaching and Learning Identification of Minerals and Rocks in Introductory Physical Geology TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 12:18 PT / 1:18 MT / 2:18 CT / 3:18 ET Online

Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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An abundance of digital media that exhibit minerals and rocks are available online. However, most of these media have not been designed and produced for typical laboratory-based learning activities and objectives ...
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 ...
Strategies for engaging with Teach the Earth online resources POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm PT / 2:00-3:00pm MT / 3:00-4:00pm CT / 4:00-5:00pm ET Online

Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Sean Fox, Carleton College
Sarah Fortner, Carleton College
Phil Resor, Wesleyan University
Lisa White, University of California-Berkeley
Missy Holzer, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
Bruce Mason, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Andrew Haveles, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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Have you been overwhelmed by the sheer number of resources on Teach the Earth? Have you wished for more guidance on how to navigate the Teach the Earth Portal? Would you like to contribute to the community of ...
The Effect of Computer-based vs. Paper-based Testing on Student Test Scores ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:30 PT / 2:30 MT / 3:30 CT / 4:30 ET Online

Nancy McKeown, MacEwan University
Karen Buro, MacEwan University

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The goal of this project was to determine the effect of computer-based vs. paper-based testing on students' test scores in an introductory geology course. This study was conducted in two lecture sections ...
How do students choose to assess themselves prior to exams? Investigating the effects of implementing a "dynamic" quizzing feature within a web-based assessment tool. ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:00 PT / 3:00 MT / 4:00 CT / 5:00 ET Online

Jason Jones, North Carolina State University
David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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Students are often unaware of potential gaps in their knowledge while preparing for course exams until it is too late. As a result, we developed a web-based assessment tool called the Confidence-based Learning ...
Distinguish Yourself in Earth Science Teaching: The New Certified AMS Teacher (CAT) Program ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:00 PT / 3:00 MT / 4:00 CT / 5:00 ET Online

Diane Ripollone, Cardinal Gibbons High School
Wendy Abshire, American Meteorological Society

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AMS has proudly offered certification programs for broadcasters and consulting meteorologists for decades. Now it is introducing its first new certification in to recognize K-12 educators who have demonstrated ...