Theme: Curriculum Design

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Curriculum Design.

Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 301-20

Lisa Gilbert, Cabrillo College
Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University
Lynsey LeMay, Thomas Nelson Community College
Gary Weissmann, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Brendan Hanger, Colorado School of Mines

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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 ...
Bringing visual groundwater teaching tools and field experiences into K-12 teaching WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 170

Peter Kang, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Carmen Gavin Vanegas, South High School
Mathew Winbigler, Cloquet High School
Michael Chen, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Did you know that about 99% of global unfrozen freshwater is stored in groundwater systems? Many people are aware of the need to protect the surface water in our lakes and streams, but most do not know much about ...
ENGAGE Your Students as Critical Readers: Connecting Science News to the Classroom AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 201-20

Heather Goss, American Geophysical Union
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania

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In 2022, Eos: Science News by AGU will launch ENGAGE (Eos News: Geoscience and Global Events) in partnership with SERC's Teach the Earth. This workshop will introduce educators to the resource, including how ...
Using 'Design our Climate Simulation' to spark discussion about climate change solutions in K-16 classes AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 401-20

Andrea Bair, Delta College

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Looking for a positive, empowering, and flexible tool to introduce climate change solutions to your students? The "Design Our Climate" simulation lets anyone explore strategies using existing technologies ...
Emphasizing job skills in geoscience curricula ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:30pm Tate 101

James Kubicki, University of Texas at El Paso

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AGI surveys have clearly shown the disconnect between the time spent emphasizing skills in the undergraduate curriculum and the amount those skills are needed in careers. The differences are largest in the ...
A Dynamic Environmental Science Curriculum at the University of New Mexico ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:45pm Tate 105

Gary Weissmann, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Corinne Myers, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Louis Scuderi, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Lindsay Worthington, University of New Mexico-Main Campus

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The Environmental Science degree at the University of New Mexico provides a successful and dynamic curriculum training students in key skills that support successful careers and graduate studies in environmental ...
Engaging students in the scientific process: A case study of inquiry within five introductory geology courses ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:45pm Tate 101

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

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Introductory geology courses provide crucial opportunities to learn how to apply scientific information and practices, and help recruit students to the major. As such, high quality instruction is important, ...
Building an Inclusive Mineralogy Classroom through Alternative Assessment ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:15pm Tate 105

Katharine Johanesen, Juniata College

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In the spring of 2021, I made a drastic change to my teaching: I dumped grades. I stopped giving numerical or letter-grades on assignments and tests. Instead, I provided only written feedback and asked students to ...
Exposure To How an Industry Applies Science ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:30pm Tate 105

Corine Prieto, VIDL Network

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Modern learning science suggests that reading and studying a topic alone is not sufficient to gain working knowledge. Proficiency is gained through the practice of the topic. Students today face competition from ...
IGUaNA: Introducing Geophysics for Urban and Near-surface Applications ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm Tate 105

Carol Ormand, Carleton College
Sarah Kruse, University of South Florida
Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming
Lee Slater, Rutgers University-Newark
Danielle Sumy, IRIS
John Taber, IRIS Consortium
Tonian Robinson, University of South Florida
Christine Downs, Sandia National Labs

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Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce begins with attracting a diverse student population into the geosciences. One key step in this process is transforming our curricula, looking beyond traditional topics ...
Assessing Student Transdisciplinary Thinking about Sustainability through Wicked Problems ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm Tate 101

Ellen Iverson, Carleton College
Ashley Carlson, Carleton College
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College
David Szymanski, Bentley University
Otgontsetseg Erhemjamts, Bentley University
Melissa Lenczewski, Northern Illinois University
Christine Mooney, Northern Illinois University
Rick Oches, Bentley University
John Ritter, Wittenberg University
Rachel Wilson, Wittenberg University
Mitchell Bender-Awalt, Carleton College

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To address the wicked problems of sustainability in a global economy, students need instruction that drives them to use systems thinking and integrate ideas from across multiple disciplines. The NSF-funded ...
Online content 'miner's - approaches to enhance student engagement, learning, and critical thinking ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:45pm Tate 105

David Harwood, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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Student engagement and learning is enhanced through exploration and 'mining' internet content, specifically short videos shared and discussed asynchronously with peers. This approach enables students to ...
Open Historical Geology Lab Manual SHARE-A-THON
Amy Weislogel, West Virginia University

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I have generated the first draft of an open access lab manual for Historical Geology that includes 12 "investigations", which are a combination of skills training, guided inquiry and independent research. ...
Evaluation of Mock Lab Reports to Improve Science Writing SHARE-A-THON
Georgina Anderson, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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In this activity, upper-level science students critically examine three lab reports that contain many of the common problems instructors observe in student writing. These lab reports, written by the lab instructor, ...
Investigating flood hazard mitigation via a role-playing case-study in Brays Bayou, Houston, Texas SHARE-A-THON
Wayana Dolan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tamlin Pavelsky, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Megan Plenge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Set in the Brays Bayou watershed in Houston after extreme flooding due to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, students will roleplay stakeholders in the neighborhood who are evaluating mitigation strategies to prevent ...
Using the Simons CMAP data portal to investigate oceanographic processes SHARE-A-THON
Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Tansy Clay Burns, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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This activity introduces students to the Simons Collaborative Marine Atlas Project (Simons CMAP) data portal as a way to compare data from three different ocean observing methods (ships, autonomous vehicles, and ...
Coal: The Geologic History of a Fossil Fuel and its Function in a Changing Climate TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 2:50pm-3:10pm Bruininks 131A

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim, Front Range Community College

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In this experiential laboratory, students explore the fossil fuel, coal, its geologic origins, its role in plate tectonics, and the implications of burning coal for climate change. The lab contains a virtual field ...
A 3D model of thermohaline circulation to support learning in an undergraduate introductory oceanography course POSTER SESSION
Caleb Flaim, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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Thermohaline circulation is a foundational concept in introductory undergraduate oceanography courses required for advanced learning in upper-level oceanography courses. Thermohaline circulation describes the ...
Transdisciplinary Water Education: A View Across Standards for Teaching and Learning to Foster Water Literacy POSTER SESSION
Holly White, University of Maine
Silvia Jessica Mostacedo Marasovic, The University of Texas at Arlington
Brooke Colleen Mott, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Cory Forbes, The University of Texas at Arlington

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Water is one of Earth's fundamental natural systems and is critical to sustain human existence. Water literacy is a key outcome for learners of all ages, who should understand how water interacts with both ...
Teaching atmosphere, ocean, and planetary fluid dynamic fundamentals vividly with rotating tanks WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 170

Spencer Hill, Princeton University
Jonathan Aurnou, University of California-Los Angeles
Alex Gonzalez, Iowa State University
Juan Lora, Yale University
Jordyn Moscoso, University of California-Los Angeles
Indrani Ganguly, Iowa State University
Norris Khoo

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Participants will each receive a hands-on, do-it-yourself rotating fluid dynamics kit (https://diynamics.github.io). The workshop will convey how to build and modify this kit; how to use it to teach fundamental concepts on ocean, atmosphere and climate processes; and discuss how best to adapt these kits to the needs of different learning environments.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Next Steps AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 301-20

Nicholas Soltis, University of Indianapolis

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This session is designed for practitioners at various stages of experience with Scholarship of Teaching of Learning (SoTL), from those who are looking to incorporate SoTL in their classrooms to those who have data ...
Data show that ALL students do better when Introductory Geology course is adapted to actively and equitably include visually impaired students ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:45pm Tate B20

Kate Pound, North Hennepin Community College

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Educators work within a system that expects us to address the learning needs of all our students, which can be challenging, particularly given the status of funding, resources, and time available to us, it can ...
Development of Socially and Ethically Articulate Science Identities in a Broader Impacts of Science Course ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:00pm Tate B20

Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin
Flavio S. Azevedo, The University of Texas at Austin
Julia Clarke, The University of Texas at Austin

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Students in the geosciences and other sciences may have few opportunities in their academic curriculum to think systematically about the individual and social values that influence their disciplinary pursuits. ...
Learning and Identity Work in a Field-based Introductory Geology Course ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:15pm Tate B20

Christopher J. Bell, The University of Texas at Austin
Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin
Fernando Rey, The University of Texas at Austin
Mary Poteet, The University of Texas at Austin
David Mohrig, The University of Texas at Austin

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Place- and field-based learning experiences have been shown to contribute to students' understandings of the earth as a complex system and strengthen their scientific identities. At the same time, ...
Finding the Silver Lining: Positive outcomes from the pivot to virtual for instructor professional development and teaching resources in classroom and field geoscience ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:15pm Tate 105

Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO
Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College
Bruce Douglas, Indiana University-Bloomington
Ben Crosby, Idaho State University
Sharon Bywater-Reyes, University of Northern Colorado
Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO

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GETSI (GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues) is an NSF-funded program that develops and disseminates data-rich and societally relevant curriculum for undergraduate field and classroom teaching ...
The Challenge of Incorporating Authentic Assessment into a Hybrid Field Methods Course in Physical Geography ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:00pm Tate 105

Alec Aitken, University of Saskatchewan
Cherie Westbrook, University of Saskatchewan

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We examine the challenge of supporting students' learning experience through authentic assessment in a second-year physical geography field course. The course, titled "Field Methods and Laboratory ...
Pathways to Science Teaching: Engaging Preservice K-12 Science Teachers in NGSS Science and Engineering Practices ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:30pm Tate 105

Heather Petcovic, Western Michigan University
Steven Bertman, Western Michigan University
Lauri Davis, Western Michigan University
Stephen Kacmzarek, Western Michigan University
Kevin Koch, Linden Grove Middle School
Valerie Long, Western Michigan University
Robert Ruhf, Western Michigan University
Paul Vellom, Western Michigan University

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In order to achieve the vision of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), preservice teachers need opportunities to engage in all three dimensions of the NGSS. However, many teacher preparation programs lack ...
Student-built acoustic sensors for hands-on learning in the earth sciences TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 1:30pm-1:50pm Bruininks 131B

Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Claire C McKinley, University of California-Davis
Robert Levine, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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This activity introduces students to the concept and function of acoustics within the geosciences using inexpensive and commercially available sensor building materials. Several adaptations of this activity ...
Bringing Polar Landscapes into the College Classroom Using 360-degree Interactive Environments TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 2:30pm-2:50pm Bruininks 131B

Emily Geraghty Ward, University of Colorado at Boulder
Twila Moon, University of Colorado at Boulder
Spruce Schoenemann, The University of Montana-Western
Alia Khan, Western Washington University
Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder
Daniela Pennycook, University of Colorado at Boulder
Alyssa Lazoen, University of Colorado at Boulder
Yixiao Lei, University of Colorado at Boulder

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In this teaching demonstration, participants will have the chance to engage with 360-degree interactive environments (360 IE) that explore the polar environments of Greenland. We will discuss how the 360 IEs were ...
Greenland in your classroom - New college-level curriculum combines polar field data, 360-degree immersive field experiences and geospatial technologies POSTER SESSION
Twila Moon, University of Colorado at Boulder
Spruce Schoenemann, The University of Montana-Western
Alia Khan, Western Washington University
Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder
Yixiao Lei, University of Colorado at Boulder
Daniela Pennycook, University of Colorado at Boulder
Emily Geraghty Ward, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Earth's polar environments have undergone rapid change during the 21st century and scientists have generated important new data and made groundbreaking insights. Shrinking glaciers, melting sea ice, thawing ...
Discovery Improvements for SERC Website Visitors POSTER SESSION
Sean Fox, Carleton College
Sarah Fortner, Carleton College

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The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) hosts materials from over 120 geoscience education projects. However, the project-focused nature of the SERC website means that information is siloed and users have ...
A New Ethics Workshop: Addressing Racism and Colonialism in the Geosciences POSTER SESSION
Valerie Sloan, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Marissa A Vara, UCAR
Blake Stoner-Osborne, University of California-Berkeley
Ahmiya Cacapit, University of California-San Diego
Elise Mason

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A New Ethics Workshop: Addressing Racism and Colonialism in the GeosciencesResearch ethics and misconduct such as data falsification, plagiarism, authorship, and intellectual ownership violations are usually the ...