Initial Publication Date: August 26, 2019

Lessons Learned from InTeGrate's Materials Development Program and What Remains Undone

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET

Presenters: Anne Egger (Central Washington University) and Kim Kastens (Columbia University)

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. And finally, this webinar is pre-workshop preparation for people attending the Oct 2019 Workshop on Earth Education for Sustainable Societies.

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In this webinar, you will hear from one of the leaders of InTeGrate's materials development program and one of the project's evaluators. They will share the strategies that led to the development of high-quality resources that aligned with the project's guiding principles, the evaluation strategies that looked beyond the results in one classroom, the scope of the materials produced, and lessons learned in the process. The goal of presenting these results is to provoke discussion and spur ideas for successor projects that can address gaps, reach new audiences, and/or achieve and evaluate different objectives, while building on the existing instruments, infrastructure, and expertise.

Webinar Goals

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand some of the systems that InTeGrate put in place to ensure that curriculum materials developed by the project advanced the projects' goals
  • Understand how InTeGrate monitored the effectiveness and impact of the project's materials development program
  • Know what types of curriculum materials are still needed to flesh out a comprehensive portfolio of materials for teaching about the Earth in societal contexts
  • Formulate or refine their own ideas about what kind of future project they might want to be involved in that would move forward from foundation built by InTeGrate to strengthen Earth education.


Time - 11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 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 linked under Resources.

The registration deadline has passed.

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


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

Kim Kastens, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Tentative Program

  1. Welcome and introductory remarks - Mitchell Awalt (SERC)
  2. About the upcoming Workshop on Earth Education for Sustainable Societies- Rachel Teasdale (Cal State Chico)
  3. Presentation- Anne Egger (Central Washington University) and Kim Kastens (Columbia University)
    • How InTeGrate's Materials Development process fostered quality (Anne)
    • How InTeGrate gauged the impact of its curriculum materials (Kim)
    • Types of materials still needed for teaching about the Earth in a societal context (Anne)
    • Overarching lessons learned from the InTeGrate era (Kim)
  4. Discussion and questions
  5. Opportunities for further interaction - Mitchell Awalt (SERC)
  6. Webinar Evaluation


ITG 10_01_19 webinar slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.6MB Oct1 19)

Click to view or download the webinar screencast (MP4 Video 432MB Oct1 19).