Initial Publication Date: August 26, 2019

Earth Education for a Sustainable Future: Supporting departments and programs through InTeGrate

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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

Presenters: Ellen Iverson (Carleton College), Stefany Sit (University of Illinois at Chicago), and John McDaris (Carleton College; University of Minnesota - Twin Cities)

This webinar is part of a series supporting teaching with InTeGrate principles, using InTeGrate-developed and curated materials as tools. This webinar is also part of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) professional development webinar series.

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Departments across higher education grapple with how to programmatically support teaching about the Earth in the context of societal issues across curriculum. InTeGrate included 16 institutional programs that used InTeGrate strategies and materials to reach such programmatic goals. This webinar will introduce the set of program models that emerged from InTeGrate and share a synthesis of lessons learned from five areas: recruiting and supporting diverse learners; teaching Earth across the curriculum; building connections to strengthen K-12 teaching; supporting transitions to the workforce, transfer, and careers; and making change happen on the large scale. This webinar will characterize what we know about the impact of these programs on participants and how the lessons have been integrated into the NAGT Traveling Workshops Program.

Webinar goals

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand how change at program, institution, and cross-institutional scales made use of, and built upon InTeGrate practices and materials, including approaches to monitor effectiveness and impact of these programs
  • Understand the common issues addressed by these programs and how these lessons informed aspects of the NAGT Traveling Workshop Program
  • Know where to find more information about the programmatic lessons to refine their own ideas that could move forward from the foundation built by InTeGrate to strengthen Earth education.


Time - 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Duration - 1 hour
- Online web presentation via Zoom meeting software with questions and discussion. Go to the webinar technology page for information on using Zoom. Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar. We encourage participants to view the websites of the organizations mentioned in the workshop summary.

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Please email Mitchell Awalt ( if you have any questions about this event.


Ellen Iverson, Evaluation Director, Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton College

Stefany Sit, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

John McDaris, Geoscience Education Associate, Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton College

Tentative Program

InTeGrate webinar 09.17.19 Presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 13.7MB Sep17 19)

  1. Welcome and introductory remarks - Mitchell Awalt (SERC)
  2. Presentation- John McDaris (SERC), Stefany Sit (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Ellen Iverson (SERC)
    • How Implementation Programs addressed InTeGrate goals and the scales of impact (Ellen)
    • Synthesis of Lessons Learned from the Implementation Programs (John)
    • How InTeGrate gauged the impact of these programs (Ellen)
    • How lessons from these programs have been integrated into NAGT Traveling Workshop Program (Stefany)
    • Discussion and questions
  3. Opportunities for further interaction - Mitchell Awalt (SERC)
  4. Webinar Evaluation


Click to view or download the webinar screencast (MP4 Video 759.6MB Sep18 19)