How the Community is Using InTeGrate Materials
Adapting InTeGrate Materials at the Program Level
Implementation programs provide examples of how InTeGrate materials have been used at the program-level at a variety of institutions. For example:
- The University of Texas El Paso partnered with El Paso Community College (EPCC) and local early college high schools (ECHS) to use of InTeGrate curriculum in courses taught within these institutions, using activities as bridges for faculty and students at these institutions and as a mechanism to increase interest in the earth sciences and climate science.
- The Washington State implementation program used InTeGrate materials, principles, and strategies to inform a shared vision for teacher preparation in Washington State that is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
- Additional programs have also participated in these implementation program projects and are currently writing the results of their projects.
Adapting InTeGrate Materials for Biology Courses
A group of biologists involved with the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project have adopted and adapted InTeGrate materials into their classroom. These implementations have been described in faculty instructor stories, showcased in the links below. Read more about their implementation process.
- Alison Hale, Using Climate of Change in Foundations of Biology 2 at University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus
- Tara Jo Holmberg, Using A Growing Concern in Introduction to Environmental Science at Northwestern Connecticut Community College
- Robert Loeb, Using A Growing Concern in Introductory Soil Science at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois
- Rachel Pigg, Using InTeGrate Materials in Survey of Life at Presbyterian College
- Sylvia Secchi, Using Map your Hazards in Geography, People and the Environment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Webinars and Workshops with Tips for Adapting and Adopting Materials
Several workshops and webinars have focused on ways to integrate materials into the classroom. Recordings of these webinars and related resources are available from the links below. These include:
- Adapting InTeGrate Materials to Best Effect, an October 2015 webinar by Anne Egger (Central Washington University)
- Connecting Science to Issues of Justice in your Course Webinar, a February 2016 webinar, presented by Diane Doser (University of Texas at El Paso), Jill Schneiderman (Vassar College), Meg Stewart (Bronx Alliance Middle School), Joshua Villalobos (El Paso Community College)
- Interdisciplinary Teaching: Building Sustainability into your Non-Science Class, a March 2016 webinar, presented by Jennifer Sliko (Penn State Harrisburg), Jennifer Hanselman, (Westfield State University), Ed Barbanell, (University of Utah)
- Improving Climate Literacy Through your Undergraduate Course, an April 2016 webinar, presented by Cindy Shellito (University of Northern Colorado), Julie Bartley (Gustavus Adolphus College), Laura Triplett (Gustavus Adolphus College)
- Teaching about Soils as a Critical Resource: Materials and Activities for your Classroom, an April 2016 webinar, presented by Kathryn Baldwin (Eastern Washington University), Hannah Scherer (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Martha Murphy (Santa Rosa Junior College)
- Working with Diverse Students on Societally Relevant Geoscience Issues, a May 2016 webinar, presented by Diane Doser (The University of Texas at El Paso), Joshua Villalobos (El Paso Community College), Stefany Sit (University of Illinois at Chicago), Sue Ebanks (Savannah State University)
- Transforming Teacher Preparation to Teach for Sustainability, a June 2016 webinar, presented by Anne Egger (Central Washington University), Ed Geary (Western Washington University), Kathryn Baldwin (Eastern Washington University), Kyle Gray (University of Northern Iowa), Scott Linneman (Western Washington University)
- Hands-on, data-rich, and socially relevant geoscience activities for 2YC classrooms - An Introduction to the InTeGrate Modules, a February 2015 webinar, presented by Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman (Pasadena City College), Joy Brunland (Southwestern Illinois College) and Becca Walker (Mt. San Antonio College)
Utilizing the InTeGrate Materials Development Model
The GETSI project has adopted the InTeGrate module format to develop materials that feature geodetic data and quantitative skills applied to societally important issues (climate change, natural hazards, water resources, etc.). See the GETSI project's teaching materials.
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