Initial Publication Date: September 25, 2015

Using the Materials Development Rubric as A Guide for Designing and Implementing InTeGrate Materials

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015

9:00 am PST | 10:00 am MST | 11:00 am CST | 12:00 pm EST
Leader: David Steer

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The InTeGrate Materials Development Rubric was designed to ensure that InTeGrate-developed teaching materials reach the highest standards and meets the InTeGrate project goals by: addressing one or more Earth related grand challenges facing society; developing students' ability to address interdisciplinary problems; improving student understanding of the nature and methods of geoscience and developing geoscientific habits of mind; making use of authentic and credible geoscience data; and incorporating systems thinking. The rubric also encodes a set of standards for incorporating evidenced-based, teaching and learning best practices in curricular materials. Learn more about how the rubric can be used as an effective tool to develop new materials, and how you can use it as a guideline when adapting InTeGrate-developed materials.


  • familiarize participants with the InTeGrate materials development rubric and how its design can promote teaching for a sustainable future.
  • provide guidance on how the rubric is used to develop InTeGrate curricular materials.
  • discuss most challenging elements of the rubric and effective ways to achieve the standards.
  • discuss implications of InTeGrate curricular design for faculty adopting and adapting InTeGrate-developed materials in their classroom.


Time - 9:00 am PST | 10:00 am MST | 11:00 am CST | 12:00 pm EST
Duration - 1 hour
Format - Online web presentation via Adobe Connect web conference software with questions and discussion.
Registration - Registration for this webinar is now closed.
Preparation - Please review the Materials Development Rubric prior to the webinar.

Please email Monica Bruckner (mbruckne AT if you have any questions about this event.


David Steer is the Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and a professor of Geoscience at The University of Akron. He has spoken widely, published on geoscience education issues, co-author of an inquiry-based Earth Science textbook and has played a leadership role in the national geoscience education community for over a decade. He is a Past President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. His research is related to teaching and learning in large geoscience courses for non-majors.


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