Theme: Online Education

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

Accessible and Equitable: Using Universal Design for Learning in Earth Science Learning Spaces WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 201-20

Jennifer Lewis, University of Calgary
Wendi J. W. Williams, South Texas College
Laura Rowan Hollister, Pitman High School
Heather Houlton, Colorado School of Mines

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Goals of this workshop are to explore the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), discuss how UDL applies to different learning spaces (formal K-12, undergraduate, graduate, field experiences, informal ...
Characteristics of student interest in online introductory geology labs ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:00pm Tate 101

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

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Inquiry-based lab activities offer students opportunities to engage in authentic geoscience learning experiences in which they also interact with their instructors and peers. We hosted a 2020 EER workshop in which ...
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 ...
Your compelling story - increasing scientific and mapping literacy in breadth requirement classes ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:30pm Tate 105

Lisa Tutty, Lakehead University

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I teach approximately 1000 non-science students each semester. Increasing their scientific literacy and mapping skills are important goals. As such, I created the "Your compelling story" assignment. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Browser-based visualization tool for seismic records SHARE-A-THON
Janine Birnbaum, Columbia University in the City of New York
Christopher Carchedi, Columbia University in the City of New York
Michelle Lee, Columbia University in the City of New York

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We present a visualization tool for publicly available seismic data. Seismic data is freely available online from global and regional seismic networks, but access and visualization often require specialist ...
Interactive Online Diagrams SHARE-A-THON
John Brady, Smith College
Clementine Hamelin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Many concepts used in the study of igneous and metamorphic rock are abstract and challenging for students to learn and for teachers to teach. Experienced petrologists work with graphs and diagrams that help them ...
Curricular Pathways for Geohazard Learning SHARE-A-THON
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO

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The EarthScope ANGLE Curricular Pathways offer four different ways to approach learning related to geohazard topic: Instrumentation, Plate Tectonics, Earthquake Impacts, and Community Resilience. The specific ...
The Water Footprint of My Food TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 3:30pm-3:50pm Bruininks 131A

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

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In this demo, we are teaching how food and water are connected, through the framework of water footprints. Put simply, it takes a lot of water to grow and manufacture food and understanding the water footprint of ...
Field notes from the geoscience classroom by the January 2022 NAGT Outstanding Teaching Assistants POSTER SESSION
Joyce Smith, North Carolina State University
Emily Eley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Maya Gilchrist, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Clementine Hamelin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Annie Klyce, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Kevin Mendoza, University of Utah
Jessica Prince, Tennessee Technological University
Peter Tereszkiewicz, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Yorick P. Veenma, University of Cambridge

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Teaching assistants (TAs) provide an important source of connection for undergraduate students, helping them master content, become more confident as scientists, and develop a wide array of skills. NAGT annually ...
Comparing in-person and virtual modes of a 4-year museum-based geoscience outreach program POSTER SESSION
Graham Edwards, Dartmouth College
Gavin Piccione, University of California-Santa Cruz
Marisa Gomez, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

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We evaluate a 4-year (2018–2022) museum-based geoscience outreach program hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and featuring geoscience PhD students. From 2018-2022, the program consisted of ...
Introducing a virtual database of rock outcrops of Southern Ontario ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:00pm Tate 105

Paul Ashwell, University of Toronto
Sheila Ballantyne, University of Toronto
Heidi Daxberger, University of Toronto
Phillip Ruscica, University of Toronto
Paolo Attanasio, University of Toronto
Aneila Ghanie, University of Toronto
Andreia Hamid, University of Toronto
Cheng Peng, University of Toronto
Jessica Wanzo, University of Toronto
Debora Rios, University of Toronto

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A fundamental aspect of undergraduate Earth Science teaching is the application of knowledge and theory learned in the classroom on rock outcrops during field trips. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in person field ...
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 ...
Challenges and Successes of Teaching Lab-Based Earth Science Courses Remotely ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:30pm Tate 105

Clementine Hamelin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Donna Whitney, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Teaching labs online during the pandemic has been a challenge faced by many instructors in courses designed for in-person delivery. In petrology courses, labs rely nearly entirely on the observation of rocks in ...
Virtual strike and dip – advancing inclusive and accessible field geology ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:45pm Tate B20

Natalie Bursztyn, The University of Montana-Missoula
Pejman Sajjadi, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Hannah Riegel, Appalachian State University
Jiawei Huang, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Jiayan Zhao, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Bart Masters, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Alexander Klippel, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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Accessibility and inclusivity in field geology have become increasingly important issues to address in geoscience education and have long been set aside due to the tradition of field geology and the laborious task ...
American Meteorological Society Education Initiatives: Earth Science Literacy for All! ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:15pm Tate 105

Wendy Abshire, American Meteorological Society
Elizabeth Mills, American Meteorological Society

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For 30+ years the AMS Education Program has offered educators nationwide professional development opportunities in weather, water, and climate science. As a K-13 initiative, the Program exists to foster Earth ...
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 ...
Integrating peer review and portfolio into a hybrid GIS course POSTER SESSION
Yongli Gao, The University of Texas at San Antonio

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The "Introduction to Geographical Information System (GIS)" course was offered as a traditional in-person course at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The course is an introduction to the ...
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 ...
How do College Geoscience Instructors Find Virtual Field Experiences? POSTER SESSION
Kristen Foley, Western Michigan University
Heather Petcovic, Western Michigan University

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Virtual Field Experiences (VFEs) are a growing supplement and gateway to traditional fieldwork in the geosciences. With VFEs becoming more accepted for use in college geoscience courses, how instructors find and ...