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Winter-Spring 2018 Cohort 2 Virtual Workshop
Jan 5 - May 31, 2018
- 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous Posters Accepted until June 3
The 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous (July 16-20) will provide a unique opportunity to present and discuss your work with an audience of Earth educators. The deadline for submitting abstracts and teaching demo proposals has now passed, however the deadline for posters and share-a-thon proposals has been extended to June 3. Remember to register before May 1 to receive the early bird rate!
- New Articles Available on the SAGE Musings Blog
The SAGE 2YC project is building a national network of two-year college geoscience faculty who implement evidence-based practices that will lead to improved STEM learning, broadened participation, and a more robust STEM workforce. Four new articles related to these project goals are now available on the SAGE Musings blog, focusing on using guided pathways to increase degree completion rates, how lessons from biology education—including strategies to incorporate inclusivity and diversity in the classroom— are relevant to teaching geoscience, the impact of social-psychological interventions on academic trajectories, and strategies for facilitating students' professional development in the geosciences.
- 2018 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase
Two projects led by the Science Education Resource Center and sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers — InTeGrate and EarthConnections — will be featured in the National Science Foundation's 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase, an online event taking place from May 14 to May 21 that features more than 200 videos of federally funded projects aimed at improving science, technology, mathematics, engineering, and computer science in formal and informal environments. Any time during the week-long event, visitors can vote for their favorite videos and ask questions of the presenters.
- Attention 2YC Geoscience Faculty: Extended Deadline to Apply to the 2018 Early Career Workshop
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers is holding spaces at the annual Early Career Workshop (July 22-26, 2018) for additional Two Year College faculty to attend, even though the official deadline has passed. If you are 2YC faculty, please submit your application ASAP, and yes—scholarships are offered to defray the cost.
- David McConnell Publishes Article on InTeGrate in Earth Magazine
David McConnell of North Carolina State University published an article on InTeGrate in the latest issue of Earth magazine. Titled, "Making the first (and last) geoscience class count," the article calls attention to opportunities within introductory geoscience courses to address grand societal challenges that are rooted in the geosciences, thus helping students develop "an appreciation for the global perspective, cultural sensitivity and scientific insight that inform decisions regarding the challenges humans will face in the future."
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This site introduces economists to innovative teaching strategies developed both within and beyond the discipline of economics. It provides instructors with the tools to begin integrating and ...Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics
This website provides information on the issues involved in teaching quantitative literacy, reasoning, and skills and methods for doing so as well as additional resources and a community of other ...Quantitative Skills
The Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education at Two-Year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) project and website helps two-year college geoscience faculty implement high-impact, evidence-based instructional and ...Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges
Welcome to SERC's portal for K-12 Educators. We've scoured dozens of educational project websites hosted by SERC to find the activities and resources of highest interest to K-12 educators. ...K12
The Earth Exploration Toolbook is a collection of computer-based Earth science activities. Each activity, or chapter, introduces one or more data sets and an analysis tool that enables users to ...Earth Exploration Toolbook
CS in Parallel (supported by a grant from NSF-CCLI) provides a resource for CS educators to find, share, and discuss modular teaching materials and computational platform supports.Parallel Computing in the Computer Science Curriculum
About Browse Key Resources Teaching MaterialsExplore thousands of community-contributed teaching activities. Peer reviewed collections include: The On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Reviewed Activity ...Teach the Earth
The Math You Need, When You Need It provides web modules to help students succeed with mathematics in introductory geoscience classes.The Math You Need, When You Need It
A collection of ~700 free, ready-to-use resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists. Suitable for secondary through higher education classrooms. Ways to Search »Browse entire ...CLEAN
Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future: Materials for Faculty and Instructors Classroom Tested, Peer Reviewed and Designed to Fit into Your Course Explore the Teaching Materials » Support ...InTeGrate
Earth and environmental science classes are changing. Long perceived as low-level courses with little to engage or challenge students, they are becoming vital, rich, invigorating courses. As more ...EarthLabs
This website hosts instructional materials used in the Eyes in the Sky program. Eyes in the Sky II is an expansion of TERC's existing program that was supported by NSF ITEST funding.Eyes in the Sky II
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers works to foster improvement in the teaching of the Earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural ...NAGT
Research experiences are thought to be pivotal in the education and professional development of undergraduate science majors. Yet, there are many more undergraduates than can be accommodated through ...CUREnet
Direct Measurement Videos are short, high-quality videos of real events that allow students to easily explore, measure, and predict physical phenomena. Several of the videos are paired with ...Direct Measurement Videos
The On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty brings together workshops, websites, and research activities to support highest quality undergraduate geoscience ...Cutting Edge
This website contains educational modules and digital library technologies that can be used to translate exciting new scientific discoveries into effective instructional practice.Integrating Research and Education
Connecting Theory to Classroom Practice Teaching Methods The What, Why and How of Student Centered Learning Activities Direct from the Classroom Get Started With: Engaged Pedagogies We use the term ...Pedagogy in Action
This site is designed to help faculty and graduate students learn about instructional methods for teaching undergraduate entry-level geoscience, environmental science, or related courses.Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
This site contains educational and supporting materials for students and teachers of microbiology, including information about microorganisms and extremophiles, and links to online resources about ...Microbial Life - Educational Resources
Scaling up a Novel Approach to Evaluating Undergraduate Research This project will test, refine, and disseminate an evidence-based model for improving student outcomes by incorporating evaluation ...EvaluateUR
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