Theme: Professional Development for Undergrads, Grads and Faculty

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Professional Development for Undergrads, Grads and Faculty.

Preparing for an Academic Career WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Gary Weissmann, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University
Lisa Gilbert, Cabrillo College
Lynsey LeMay, Thomas Nelson Community College
Catherine Riihimaki, 2NDNATURE Software Inc.

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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 ...
Connecting Paleontology and Culture: Inclusive Narratives Through Fossil Use Cards SHARE-A-THON
Monday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Christy Visaggi, Georgia State University
Tara Lepore, University of California-Berkeley
Trisha Smrecak, Northwestern Michigan College

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By examining ways in which humans have interacted with fossils, we can highlight a range of cultural connections to paleontology that emphasize improved representation of inclusive cultural narratives while ...
Making Science News Work for You: Incorporating Eos into Your Classroom AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Heather Goss, American Geophysical Union
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
Eric Riggs, Texas A & M University

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In this workshop, educators will engage with an approach to science literacy and critical science news consumption that they can fully integrate into their teaching. Leveraging the time-tested activity development ...
Integrating Affective Domain Mini Lessons into Introductory Geology Classes AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Julie Sexton, University of Colorado at Boulder
Molly Jameson, University of Northern Colorado
Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Dina London, University of Northern Colorado
Curtis HopeHill, University of Northern Colorado

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In this workshop, we will introduce participants to 6 affective domain lessons that were developed to be used in introductory geoscience courses. The lessons use a flipped teaching approach and have an online ...
Engaging Students in Earth's Systems Thinking with Model-Based Inquiry AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Jonathan Griffith, University of Colorado at Boulder
Lynne Harden, University of Colorado at Boulder
Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder
Jennifer Kay, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Arctic Feedbacks - Not all warming is equal, is an Earth's systems curriculum inspired by the 2019-2020 MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) expedition, one of the ...
Planetary Science Education: Thoughts, Approaches, and Examples for Teaching Planetary Science and Introducing Students to the Research Process AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Nick Lang, Mercyhurst College
Jeannette Wolak Luna, Tennessee Technological University

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This short course will work with participants on the development of a class in planetary geology. Topics to cover in a planetary geology course, teaching (and research) resources, example class activities, syllabi, ...
Purposefully Examining Student Work for Instructional Decision-Making AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Kim Cheek, University of North Florida

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Collaboratively examining student work and thinking has emerged as a powerful tool to improve instruction in K-12, but it has been used less frequently in higher education. It is a reflective practice that is part ...
IDEAS: a Novel Approach to Promoting Success for Underrepresented Minorities in the Geosciences AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Kellum Tate-Jones, University of Oregon

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In 2018, a team of graduate and undergraduate students, post-docs, and faculty in the University of Oregon Department of Earth Sciences formed the Inclusivity and gender Diversity in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences ...
Managing Stress in Graduate School ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 1:15-2:00pm PT / 2:15-3:00pm MT / 3:15-4:00pm CT / 4:15-5:00pm ET Online

Wayana Dolan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Annie Klyce, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Graduate students face a unique challenge in balancing their roles as students, teachers, researchers and human beings. With the addition of new external challenges such as remote working, zoom fatigue, political ...
Teaching Computation Online: Tips, Tools, and Resources from the 2020 MATLAB Workshop POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Monica Bruckner, Carleton College
Mitchell Bender-Awalt, Carleton College
Lisa Kempler, MathWorks

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Computation enables students and researchers to access data, visualize it, perform analyses, connect to instruments, and model systems to predict behavior and events. The need for a computationally savvy workforce ...
Broadening participation in the digital age: Designing online geoscience labs to engage community college programs POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Joshua Zimmt, University of California-Berkeley
Lisa White, University of California-Berkeley
Larry Taylor, University of California-Berkeley

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Advancing Community College Education and Student Success (ACCESS) is a collaborative partnership between the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) and local community colleges. In typical years, ...
Changes in TA Beliefs from Teaching Inquiry-Based Activities in Introductory Geology Labs POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Briana Donat, California State University-Chico
Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico
Kelsey Bitting, Elon University
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Inquiry laboratory activities provide opportunities to engage undergraduates in introductory geoscience courses. Often, labs are considered the "hands-on" portion of introductory courses, but activities ...
Geoscience Research Collaborations for Student Success (GeoRCSS) POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Mary Poteet, The University of Texas at Austin
Kusali Gamage, Austin Community College
Meagan Bittner, The University of Texas at Austin
Christopher J Bell, The University of Texas at Austin
Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin

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Geosciences Research Collaborations for Student Success (GeoRCSS) is a unique partnership between Austin Community College (ACC) and the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) at The University of Texas at Austin to ...
Improving Pre-service Teachers' Data Literacy and Computational Thinking Using Earth Data in Existing Methods Courses ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:20 PT / 1:20 MT / 2:20 CT / 3:20 ET Online

Melissa Zrada, The College of New Jersey
Tiffany Herder, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kristin Hunter-Thomson, Dataspire Education & Evaluation LLC, Rutgers University
Michael Jabot, SUNY College at Fredonia
Elizabeth Joyner, NASA

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Computing and data permeate our society, and are critical to understanding our Earth. Data literacy is thus essential as an informed and engaged 21st century citizen, and fundamental to understanding the process of ...
Characterizing the concerns of new graduate teaching assistants at a large, research-focused university ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:20 PT / 1:20 MT / 2:20 CT / 3:20 ET Online

Georgina Anderson, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Michelle Hardee, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) often receive little training in pedagogy before leading undergraduate courses and labs at large, research-focused universities. Though most universities offer some ...
The State of Active Learning in the Atmospheric Sciences: Strategies Instructors Use and Directions for Future Research ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:35 PT / 1:35 MT / 2:35 CT / 3:35 ET Online

Zachary Handlos, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Casey Davenport, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dawn Kopacz, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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Extensive research within STEM fields has demonstrated that active learning leads to greater educational success for students relative to traditional lecture methods. While studies have explored active learning ...
Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies in an Experiential Learning Course to Enhance Self-Efficacy, geoSTEM Identity, and Career Awareness ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:05 PT / 2:05 MT / 3:05 CT / 4:05 ET Online

Meagen Pollock, College of Wooster
Greg Wiles, College of Wooster
Lisa Kastor, College of Wooster
Missy Schen, College of Wooster

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In Spring 2021, we offered a hybrid experiential learning course that implemented evidence-based strategies for increasing students' self-efficacy, geoSTEM identity, and awareness of geoscience careers. ...
Teaching Research Methods to Graduate Students ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:05 PT / 2:05 MT / 3:05 CT / 4:05 ET Online

Allison Luengen, University of San Francisco

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This presentation will explore techniques for teaching students in a Master of Science (M.S.) program how to conduct research using secondary sources. Although students are asked throughout their undergraduate ...
Contributions From Earth Scientists of All Different Backgrounds ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:20 PT / 2:20 MT / 3:20 CT / 4:20 ET Online

Dan Ferandez, Anne Arundel Community College
Katherine Keough, Anne Arundel Community College

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During the 2020 school year, members of the Earth Science faculty at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) participated in course design activities within the 'General Oceanography' course. The design ...
Climathon: Adapting the "hackathon" model to engage undergraduates, researchers, and members of the community in building climate resilience ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:35 PT / 2:35 MT / 3:35 CT / 4:35 ET Online

Jason Cervenec, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Karina Peggau, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Geddy Davis, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Julia Armstrong, Ohio State University-Main Campus

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To increase the diversity of students engaged in climate resilience, expose students to soft skills needed in the modern workplace, and facilitate dialogue between university researchers and community members, a ...
Supporting Underrepresented STEM Scholars through the LSAMP STEM Scholars Program ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:35 PT / 2:35 MT / 3:35 CT / 4:35 ET Online

Janet Stomberg, Red Rocks Community College
Barbra Sobhani, Red Rocks Community College

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The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a NSF-funded program that aims to support inclusion and diversity efforts in STEM, significantly increasing the numbers of underrepresented ...
Bringing meaningful and diverse narratives into learning geology and paleontology through story maps ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:50 PT / 2:50 MT / 3:50 CT / 4:50 ET Online

Christy Visaggi, Georgia State University
Megan Rich, Georgia State University
Evan R. Jones, Georgia State University
Cameron Muskelly, Georgia State University
Leonardo A. Maduro-Salvarrey, Georgia State University
Candice E.N. Simon, Georgia State University
Robert A. Wilson, Georgia State University

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Stories can be used to make connections that not only convey information but bring emotion and deeper meaning into educational experiences. They offer an opportunity to humanize learning, foster community, and ...
Designing and Facilitating High Quality Online Earth Science Courses WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Jennifer Lewis, Madison Area Technical College

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Whether you are new to online or are looking to take your course to the next level, this 2-day workshop focuses on designing high quality, highly engaging online earth science courses. Participants will learn about ...
Storytelling for Change in the Geosciences WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin
Julia Clarke, The University of Texas at Austin
Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin

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This workshop is based on the HHMI-funded Geoscience Ambassadors program at UT Austin. The aim of the workshop is to share ways of embedding personal storytelling in courses and programs to develop a high context ...
Adapting Lessons for Your Classroom WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Christopher Berg, Orange Coast College
Megan Plenge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Many fantastic Earth and Environmental Science lesson plans and course materials are now available from SERC, NASA, IRIS, and a variety of other institutions. This workshop will provide you with suggestions and ...
Engaging Your Students with Visual Representations: Why, What, and How WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Nicole LaDue, Northern Illinois University
Tim Shipley, Temple University

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Visual-spatial reasoning is important for understanding many of the structures and processes in the geosciences. To make learning more efficient, instructors must engage students using strategies that facilitate ...
Teaching and Learning About Feedback Loops WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Kim Kastens, Columbia University in the City of New York
Tim Shipley, Temple University
Alexandra Davatzes, Temple University
Kelcey Wallens-Logan, Barnard College

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Feedback loops (FLs) are a powerful concept for Earth educators in the 21st century. Reinforcing (aka "positive") feedback loops underlie many environmental problems, including climate change and ...
Geoscience Education Research: Statistics in Geosciences WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Doug Czajka, Utah Valley University
Josh Premo, Utah Valley University

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The goal of this workshop is to develop participants' conceptual understanding of basic quantitative theory/educational statistics and apply this understanding to the meaning and potential impact of ...
Student Mental Health and Well-Being WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Thandi Sule, Oakland University
Carmen McCallum, Eastern Michigan University

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This interactive workshop is designed to equip participants to better understand and support students around mental health concerns. Participants will practice their active living skills as well as learn how to ...
OOI Data Labs - Online Laboratory Manual for Introductory Oceanography Courses AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:15-3:45pm PT / 2:15-4:45pm MT / 3:15-5:45pm CT / 4:15-6:45pm ET Online

Christine Bean, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Janice McDonnell, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Denise Bristol, Hillsborough Community College
Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert, Stockton University

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Are you looking for ways to incorporate large data sets into your classes that are student and teacher friendly? Whether you are teaching remotely or face-to-face, the OOI Data Labs Project has a NEW Online Lab ...
Teaching the Anthropocene: Reframing Geoscience Education for the Critical 2020s Decade AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:15-3:45pm PT / 2:15-4:45pm MT / 3:15-5:45pm CT / 4:15-6:45pm ET Online

Gary Gomby, Central Connecticut State University

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I've been teaching a "Human Impacts" course framed around the narrative of the Anthropocene since 2015. Our students, particularly high school and undergraduates --who may never take another science ...
Adapting Lessons for Your Classroom AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:15-3:45pm PT / 2:15-4:45pm MT / 3:15-5:45pm CT / 4:15-6:45pm ET Online

Christopher Berg, Orange Coast College
Megan Plenge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Many fantastic Earth and Environmental Science lesson plans and course materials are now available from SERC, NASA, IRIS, and a variety of other institutions. This workshop will provide you with suggestions and ...
Geoscience is Elementary AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:15-3:45pm PT / 2:15-4:45pm MT / 3:15-5:45pm CT / 4:15-6:45pm ET Online

Kim Cheek, University of North Florida

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Are you interested in engaging elementary school aged children in authentic geoscience learning? Would you like to learn how to support in-service and pre-service elementary teachers to improve the quality of their ...
Enhancing Teaching and Learning about the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus: Who are Postsecondary Reformers in NC-FEW? POSTER SESSION
Friday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Sumaiya Tabassum, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Cory Forbes, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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Food, energy and water (FEW) are critical systems for humanity and subject to rapidly growing global demand compounded by climate change. The inter-dependency among these resources is multifaceted and complex, ...
Revising the Teacher Beliefs Interview for Post-Secondary Instructors POSTER SESSION
Friday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Doug Czajka, Utah Valley University
LeeAnna Chapman, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Teaching beliefs represent a set of understandings that influence what instruction looks like in practice. They are difficult to elicit and individuals may have limited vocabulary to explain why they teach the way ...
Compass: Our first-year plan for improving the discoverability of online Earth education resources POSTER SESSION
Friday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Sean Fox, Carleton College
Ellen Iverson, Carleton College
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College
Allison Jones, Sierra College
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College

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The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) currently hosts materials from over 120 geoscience education projects and the majority of geoscience faculty report using their materials to support their teaching. ...
Envisioning the future of NAGT POSTER SESSION
Friday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Anne Egger, Central Washington University

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NAGT ended fiscal year 2020 with 1,711 members—our highest number in more than 15 years and an increase of 111 members over 2019. In 2020 and 2021, the COVID pandemic has highlighted some of our strengths as an ...
Community-Driven Field Geology Online ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 12:00-1:45pm PT / 1:00-2:45pm MT / 2:00-3:45pm CT / 3:00-4:45pm ET Online

Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Kurtis Burmeister, California State University-Sacramento

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Geology programs across the country use field camps as capstone experiences in which majors apply what they have learned throughout their degree in a field setting, often for 5-6 weeks at a time. The COVID-19 ...
Building Online Geoscience Textbooks ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 12:00-1:45pm PT / 1:00-2:45pm MT / 2:00-3:45pm CT / 3:00-4:45pm ET Online

Joshua Halpern, LibreTexts

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A discussion about building and using online geoscience textbooks, how to get involved, who can help and how students react.
Ball-bearing Chromatography ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 12:00-1:45pm PT / 1:00-2:45pm MT / 2:00-3:45pm CT / 3:00-4:45pm ET Online

Cynthia Connolly, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Talon Newton, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

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Chromatography is a powerful analytical tool that uses properties such as mass, ionic charge, and size to identify components in mixtures. We will present a chromatography lab using easily-sourced materials such as ...
Teaching Water Conservation with the Water Footprint Calculator ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 12:00-1:45pm PT / 1:00-2:45pm MT / 2:00-3:45pm CT / 3:00-4:45pm ET Online

Robin Madel, GRACE Communications Foundation
Kai Olson-Sawyer, GRACE Communications Foundation

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Teaching about water usually means teaching about the water cycle but this leaves out the ways that water is connected to the production of food, energy and consumer goods.In this discussion, we will explore the ...