Instructor Stories and Adaptations
These resources describe how the module was adapted for use in different settings. We hope these stories inspire your own use of the module and give you insight into how to adapt the materials for your classroom.
Kathryn Baldwin: Soils and Society at Eastern Washington University. This module was used in a small class (22 students) of junior/senior elementary teaching majors in a quarter (10 weeks) course. Students presented their Kits to peers in a gallery walk.
Video for Kathryn B. (unedited) Video for Kathryn Baldwin (MP4 Video 72.3MB May23 16)
Jennifer Dechaine: Soils and Society at Central Washington University. This module was used in a small class (14 students) of sophomore-senior elementary teaching majors in a quarter (10 weeks) course with a field teaching experience. Students taught most of their Kits to fifth-grade students at a local elementary school instead of presenting it in a gallery walk.
Video for Jennifer D. (unedited) Video for Jennifer Dechaine (MP4 Video 38.3MB May23 16)
Rodger Hauge: Soils and Society at Eastern Washington University. This module was used in a small class (10 students) of junior/senior elementary teaching majors in a quarter (10 weeks) course. Students presented their Kits to peers in a gallery walk.
Additional Instructor Stories
William Hansen: Environmental Science at Worcester State University
William Hansen, Worcester State University
Environmental Science is a class that draws in concepts from across the science disciplines as well as technological and societal factors. As such it can be complex for students to navigate with respect to terminology, sources of information and synthesis of concepts. Environmental Science classes typically have a small number of very vocal students but a large number of students with a lack of familiarity with these concepts and therefore many tend not to participate in class discussions. Integrate materials work well in bringing all students into the discussion through student-to-student interaction and tie fundamental geoscience concepts back to human actions in a way that facilitates student's exploration and interaction.
Tara Jo Holmberg: Using the A Growing Concern and Soils, Systems, and Society Modules in Introduction to Environmental Science at Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Tara Holmberg, Northwestern Connecticut Community College
This course was taught within a newly designed 21st century classroom. The 16 students were from a variety of majors, most taking it as their science elective and 3 as a major requirement. This particular class was one of the most engaged I have ever had. While the personality of the class was unique, upbeat, and engaged, the design of the classroom cannot be overlooked as a contributing factor in the success of this implementation.
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