Theme: Curriculum Design

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

How is your Program Helping Students Prepare for the Jobs they Want? WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 220

Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University

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In this workshop, we will help you make more explicit connections between the skills you are building in your geoscience programs and the skills that geoscience employers (and graduate schools) are seeking. You ...
Applied Geoscience Education: Engaging with Society for Sustainability WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 217

Jeffrey Greenberg, Wheaton College (IL)
Ellen Metzger, San Jose State University
Gregory Wessel, Geology in the Public Interest (nonprofit)
Ted Smith, Baker College Center for Graduate Studies

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Workshop participants will discuss and share their current approaches to applied geosciences education, explore materials from the SERC InTeGrate Project and other sources, and develop an action plan for including ...
Beyond Your Classroom: Building Effective Geoscience Activities for Improved Student Learning with a Teacher Audience in Mind WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 104

Kyle Fredrick, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Heather Goss, American Geophysical Union

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Participants will be introduced to the Teach the Earth (TTE) portal to find existing resources to adopt or adapt for their own classrooms. Attendees will develop their own activity and work through the Teach the ...
Preparing for an Academic Career WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Science Village 10

Lisa Gilbert, Cabrillo College
Lynsey LeMay, Virginia Peninsula Community College
Brendan Hanger, Colorado School of Mines
Mintesinot Jiru, Coppin State University

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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 ...
Teaching Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics with Interactive Demonstrations WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 205

Jordyn E Moscoso, University of California-Santa Cruz
Jonathan Aurnou, University of California-Los Angeles
Alex Gonzalez, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Kaylie Cohanim, Princeton University
Rodrigo Rodakoviski, University of California-Los Angeles
Rachel Tripoli, University of California-Los Angeles
william church, CRCS

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Weather, ocean, and climate processes are often notoriously difficult for students and educators to conceptualize. In this three-day workshop, participants will gain knowledge using simple experiments to create ...
Defining Learning Goals and Assessing Learning through an Active Learning Lens AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 10

Patrick Shabram, Front Range Community College
Leilani Arthurs, University of Colorado at Boulder
Pierre Lu, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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This interactive 2.5-hour workshop will engage participants in (1) defining learning goals for a course they already teach or plan to teach in the future and (2) discussing how student learning can be assessed ...
Building Stronger Multidisciplinary Departments: Navigating a department merger AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 32

Walt Robinson, North Carolina State University
Julie Bartley, Gustavus Adolphus College

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This workshop is designed for members of geology, geography, atmospheric sciences, and/or environmental science/studies departments/programs who have recently merged or are considering a merger. Workshop ...
Enhancing Computational Pathways in Undergraduate Environmental Majors ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm E Building 220

Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
Bhuwan Thapa, Appalachian State University
Simon Pendleton, Plymouth State University

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Digital and computational literacy, including the understanding, implementation and application of computer, software, and programming are increasingly important criteria for positions within the environmental ...
Recruiting Experience - Early Results from Targeted Strategies at Baylor University POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Wayne Hamilton, Baylor University
Joe Yelderman Jr., Baylor University
Sharon Browning, Baylor University

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K-12 curriculum can affect career choices and potential college majors. Worldwide events such as a pandemic, petroleum prices, and changing climate can also affect these choices. Baylor University has employed ...
The Impacts of a First-Year Seminar on Academic and Career Planning for Earth System Science Students at UCI POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Elizabeth Crook, University of California-Irvine
Julie Ferguson, University of California-Irvine

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Retention of students in geoscience fields, particularly of traditionally underrepresented groups, remains a nationally recognized concern. Many studies have shown that first-year seminars can have a positive ...
Teaching physics in context for environmental science and policy majors POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Julie Ferguson, University of California-Irvine
Elizabeth Crook, University of California-Irvine

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It is common for traditional geoscience majors to take at least a year of core STEM courses, including chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. At UC Irvine, these introductory courses are often large (400+ ...
Teaching environmental justice with data: Successes and struggles POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Jabari Jones, Bowdoin College

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Environmental justice has received increasing attention in the geosciences in recent years, following broader social calls for justice. However, existing resources for teaching environmental justice are primarily ...
In-Depth Assessment of a Large-Enrollment Scientific Computing Workshop to Evaluate Instructional Design and Foster an Online Experiential Learning Cycle POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Gillian B Haberli, EarthScope
Mike Brudzinski, Miami University-Oxford
Michael Hubenthal, EarthScope

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The increasingly digital nature of course assignments has created an opportunity for more in-depth assessment of student learning and evaluation of course design with respect to learning outcomes. The online ...
Does modality matter? Comparing student learning and course satisfaction in face-to-face, hybrid and online sections of an introductory oceanography course POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Mikelle Nuwer, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Susanna Michael, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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There has been ongoing discussion about whether online and hybrid instruction is equally as effective as face-to-face instruction. To explore this question, we designed a comparative study to evaluate student ...
Reef Survivor Jamaica- Modification of an undergraduate geoscience board game for Jamaican communities (middle school children and adults) SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm CC Building Circadian

Caitlin Currie, The University of Texas at Austin
Estefania Salgado-Jauregui, Servicio Geologico Colombiano
Claire Williams, The University of Texas at Austin
Rowan Martindale, The University of Texas at Austin
Debbie-Ann Gordon-Smith, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Denise Henry, Alligator Head Foundation, Portland, Jamaica
Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin

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Educational geoscience games have been increasing in popularity because they promote learning through amusement and encourage learners to engage with complex systems. This educational board game teaches players ...
Paperless earthquake location SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm CC Building Circadian

Fred Marton, Bergen Community College

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Students are typically taught to locate earthquakes by deriving epicentral distances from S-P times. This activity replaces printed seismograms and travel time curves with Google Sheets/PowerPoint slides that they ...
Sharing Resources to Promote Teaching Socio-scientific Issues ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm CC Building Circadian

Megan Plenge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Many students learn about topics such as natural hazards, resources, and climate change from the media and their community before they enter an Earth or Environmental Sciences classroom. The media- or community- ...
WaGSS What a Geology Student Sees
Tuesday 3:10pm-3:30pm E Building 202

Daina Hardisty, Mt. Hood Community College

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In this teaching demonstration, participants will have the chance to engage with an activity one of my former students named WaGSS ("What a Geology Student Sees" about Geomorphology-focused photos, based ...
Creating an Online Learning Environment about Geoscience Careers and Licensure AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm E Building 217

Craig Nichol, University of British Columbia Okanagan

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Overview Student recruitment, retention and diversity can be improved by providing students with timely information on careers in earth science and related fields, and information on professional licensing ...
3D-Printed Educational Models in the Geosciences AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm E Building 202

Sinan Akciz, California State University-Fullerton

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The recent widespread accessibility of 3D printing now provides an opportunity for geoscience educators to produce their own affordable, high-quality models that students can hold and manipulate in their hands. ...
Connecting with the Environment through Nature Journaling WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Science Village 10

Barbra Sobhani, University of Colorado at Boulder

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This workshop will guide participants through the process of incorporating nature journaling into their curriculum. We will discuss ways to blend reflective writing, field notetaking and sketching to enhance ...
Designing Student-Centered Activities to Increase Engagement and Learning within Atmospheric Dynamics Courses WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 104

Casey Davenport, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Zachary Handlos, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
John Knox, University of Georgia

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The goal of this 2-day workshop is to provide participants an opportunity to develop their own hands-on, student-centered (i.e., active learning) dynamics activity that participants can then readily use within ...
Getting the Most Out of your TA Experience WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Science Village 32

Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, EarthScope Consortium
Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College

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In this workshop, we will help graduate students build their skills as teaching assistants (TAs) and articulate those skills in light of future careers. Participants will develop skills and confidence for ...
Teaching with Geochemical Data: A collaborative workshop to identify barriers and find solutions WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 217

Karin A. Block, CUNY City College
Hannah Adrienne Sweets, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Students frequently struggle when working with data. Handling solid earth geochemical data can be especially daunting as it requires a basic knowledge of stoichiometry, magma composition, and physical processes. ...
Using Geophysics to Address Societally-relevant, Urban and Environmental Real-world Questions in Introductory-level Geoscience Courses AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 10

Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming
Danielle Sumy, EarthScope
John McDaris, Carleton College
Klaudio Peshtani, Rutgers University-Newark
Sarah Kruse, University of South Florida

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Introducing Geophysics for Urban and Near-surface Applications (IGUANA) Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce begins with attracting a diverse student population into the geosciences. The IGUaNA project, ...
DIY Digital Lessons: Create Custom Online Lessons for Your Learners ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:45pm E Building 220

Jessica Swann, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Sina Kirk, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Ariel Anbar, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Geoffrey Bruce, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Tess Calvert, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

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Infiniscope,a NASA funded project, has developed an open-source, digital platform for lesson development and delivery. It enables educators to create their own digital lessons and deploy them to their classes with ...
Assessing a Student Performance Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Sections of an Introductory Geology Lab Course ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:15pm E Building 202

Joyce Smith, North Carolina State University
David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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Over the 2021-2022 academic year, students enrolled in online (OL) sections of our Physical Geology laboratory course collectively averaged lower grades than their same-semester peers in face-to-face (F2F) ...
Three-dimensional teaching with computer-based models in the Earth science classroom ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm CC Building Creveling

Stephanie Seevers

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Because Earth and space science phenomena are too large, physically and temporally, to fit into a traditional classroom setting, it can be challenging for teachers to implement good inquiry-based labs. In the ...
AMS Education: Hurricanes ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm CC Building Creveling

Kristen Batko

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This roundtable will begin with a summary of courses and PD offered through AMS Education. Then, we will transition to discuss many resources (including, but not limited to, NOAA, AMS, NWS) centered around ...
Strengthening Graduate-Undergraduate Student Mentorship ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm CC Building Creveling

Alexis Lopez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Graduate students often mentor undergraduates doing undergraduate theses or working in research labs. Graduate students can play important roles in mentoring these students. We will discuss navigating co-mentoring ...
Creating Paleontology Detectives in your Classroom with 3D Models of Fossils TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 2:30pm-2:50pm E Building 202

Andy Connolly, University of Kansas Main Campus
Hannah Horinek, University of Kansas Main Campus

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By using 3D models of fossils, you can excite students to learn about our natural world without worrying about financial cost or space.In this activity, students will deduce the identity of a 3D model mystery ...
An Oceanographic Analysis Using Maps: Oxnard College’s Study of the Hueneme Submarine Canyon Configuration, in California State Waters and Federal Waters within the San Pedro Channel, Offshore California POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Thomas O'Neil, Oxnard College
Joseph Saenz, Oxnard College
Frank Denison, Geology Consultant

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The Hueneme Submarine Canyon's configuration is structurally controlled by the Hueneme Fault Zone that was mapped from UNOCAL's seismic line collection in the 1980's. The Canyon depths were also ...
Oxnard College’s Earth Science, Oceanography, & Geology Program Integrated with Field Trips of Extinct Volcanic Centers, Hydrocarbon Seeps, and Shoreline Sand Migration in Central and Southern CA POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Joseph Saenz, Oxnard College
Thomas O'Neil, Oxnard College
Frank Denison, Geology Consultant

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Our Oxnard College students are involved in learning about Oceanography, Geology, and Earth Science in the Ventura County area. Learning is combined with Canvas course software supporting textbook instruction, and ...
Engaging Students in Quantitative Reasoning through the Use of Large, Publicly Available Data Sets: Project EDDIE Modules POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Ellen Iverson, Carleton College
Monica Bruckner, Carleton College
Rebekka Darner, Illinois State University
Tom Meixner, The University of Arizona
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College
Catherine O'Reilly, Illinois State University
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College
Dax Soule, CUNY City College

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Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) aims to strengthen undergraduate students' quantitative reasoning and inquiry through utilizing large, authentic, publicly-available datasets ...
The Groundwater Project – A Global Initiative to Serve Humanity and our Planet's Ecology by Making Groundwater Knowledge Freely Available POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

John Cherry, Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute / Emeritus University of Waterloo
Craig Nichol, University of British Columbia Okanagan

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Groundwater makes up 99 % of all liquid freshwater and is essential for sustaining biodiversity, food production, and climate adaptation. Although the future of humanity is closely tied to groundwater, there is a ...
NASA's Citizen Science Projects: Another avenue for engaging students POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Nick Lang, NASA Headquarters
Michael S. Kelley, NASA Headquarters
Marc Kuchner, NASA Goddard

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Citizen science is a way for the public to actively contribute to scientific research. NASA supports multiple citizen science efforts (https://science.nasa.gov/citizenscience) that provide individuals with varying ...
Students' understanding of statistical concepts is improved by integrating Statistical Vignettes into database activities (Project EDDIE) POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Dax Soule, CUNY City College
Meethila Rahman, CUNY Queens College
Tanya Josek, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Steven Juliano, Illinois State University
Michelle Weirathmueller, JASCO Applied Sciences
Rebekka Darner, Illinois State University

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Teaching and learning statistics is challenging for many students and instructors. Interpreting and discussing patterns in datasets requires using terminology and statistical concepts that students often struggle ...
A Curricular Approach to Facilitating Transdisciplinary Thinking about Sustainability POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Mitchell Bender-Awalt, Carleton College
Ellen Iverson, Carleton College
Ashley Carlson, Carleton College
David Szymanski, Bentley University
Christine Mooney, Northern Illinois University
Melissa Lenczewski, Northern Illinois University
Rick Oches, Bentley University
John Ritter, Wittenberg University
Rachel Wilson, Wittenberg University
Laura Jackson Young, Bentley University
Jana Bouwma-Gearhart, Oregon State University
Danielle Solar, Bentley University

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Addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development goals requires educating a citizenry who can undertake the wicked problems of sustainability from multiple disciplinary perspectives. It requires curricular ...