Initial Publication Date: August 8, 2016

Developing Graduate Students' Teaching Capacity with InTeGrate Teaching Materials

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Wednesday, August 31st
1:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm MT | 3:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm ET

Thursday, August 18th

9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET

Presenters: Anne Egger (Central Washington University), Joy Branlund, (Southwestern Illinois College), Megan D'Errico, (San Diego State University)

This webinar is part of a series supporting teaching with InTeGrate principles, using InTeGrate-developed and curated materials as tools.


Developing graduate students' teaching capacity is essential to instilling good teaching practices and beneficial teaching skills in future faculty. This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from geoscience faculty and graduate students who have developed InTeGrate modules, led InTeGrate implementation training workshops, and adopted InTeGrate modules after participating in a training workshop. Anne Egger, an InTeGrate project leader, will discuss the InTeGrate training workshops she ran for graduate students and post-docs with the Stanford InTeGrate Implementation Program and she will give an overview of the Stanford implementation program. Megan D'Errico, a Research Specialist at San Diego State University, will talk about her experiences as a training workshop participant at Stanford University and her adoption of the InTeGrate module Climate of Change. Joy Branlund, from Southwestern Illinois College is an author of the Human's Dependence on Earth's Mineral Resources module and she will talk about the thinking behind the module and how it has worked in her courses. The webinar will include 30 minutes of presentations and 25 minutes of discussion. Participants are encouraged to both ask questions of the presenters and discuss their own experiences developing graduate students' teaching capacity.


At the end of this webinar, participants will have:

  • new models for supporting the development of graduate student and post-doc teaching skills
  • examples of the value for graduate students and post-docs to learn about teaching
  • a roadmap for empowering graduate students and post-docs to improve their own teaching
  • approaches to scaffolding teaching with material design


Time - 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
- 1 hour
Format - Online web presentation via Adobe Connect web conference software with questions and discussion. To join the webinar, please visit: and follow the prompts.

Registration - Registration for this webinar is closed.

Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar.

Please email Rory McFadden ( if you have any questions about this event.


Anne Egger, Geological Sciences and Science Education, Central Washington University

Joy Branlund, Earth Science, Southwestern Illinois College

Megan D'Errico, Geological Sciences and Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, San Diego State University


1) Welcome and introductory remarks - Rory McFadden, SERC staff

2) Why it is valuable for graduate students and post-doc to learn how to teach - Megan D'Errico

  • Training workshop experience
  • Adoption of Climate of Change module
  • Q & A

3) Models for helping graduate students and post-docs learn to teach and developing a community around teaching - Anne Egger

  • Stanford Implementation program training workshop overview
  • Building models on InTeGrate principles
  • Q & A

4) How InTeGrate materials are scaffolded to promote learning and support strong teaching practices - Joy Branlund

  • Design of Human's Dependence on Earth's Mineral Resources
  • Flexibility of modules
  • Q & A

5) Programmatic and individual opportunities – Anne Egger and Megan D'Errico

6) Reflections by participants

  • Prompt: What kinds of opportunities do you either provide or take advantage of for training graduate students and/or post-docs in teaching?

After reflecting for a moment, please use the chat to share something about where you are in your teaching, how you would move forward, and why this is a strong move. You can also enter questions for discussion into the chat at this time.

6) Synthetic remarks - final remarks by presenters

The conveners will reflect on the chat and each provide a synthetic remark. The chat and final remarks will be discussed further in the InTeGrate discussion thread. This online interest group is aimed at providing you with a platform for continuing discussion and exchanging ideas with your new colleagues about improving teaching skills and agency of graduate students and post-docs, as well as broader InTeGrate principles that will continue to be discussed throughout the webinar series.

8) Opportunities for further interaction – Rory McFadden

9) Webinar Evaluation


Click to watch the webinar screencast (MP4 Video 654.8MB Aug18 16).