Grand Valley State University
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Making Topographic Maps part of K-8 Geo Teacher Preparation:Workshop 2016:Activities
In this activity, students learn how to contour topographic data from three-dimensional models that they create for themselves. Students examine how topographic contour lines differ based on different topographic features.
Conference Presentations (2)
Rock, Paper, Hammer: Where do thoughts and actions count in making a geologic map? part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
In this study, we integrate data capturing the physical actions, spoken thoughts, and navigation paths of geologists as each makes a geologic map of a field site in the Tobacco Root Mountains, Montana, USA. Four ...
Comparing Social Comparisons in Geoscience Courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday B
Students commonly compare their performance on an assignment or in a class to that of their peers. Our goal in this descriptive pilot study is to explore how this tendency towards making comparisons—defined as ...
Other Contributions (5)
Research on Access and Success of Under-Represented Groups in the Geosciences part of NAGT:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Access and Success
Eric M. Riggs, Texas A & M University; Caitlin Callahan, Grand Valley State University; and Jim Brey, American Meteorological Society Introduction The geosciences as an allied group of fields touch virtually ...
Advancing Transdisciplinary Dialogue in Geoscience Education Research part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Morning Workshops:Advancing Transdisciplinary Dialogue in Geoscience Education Research
This workshop is intended to bring together educators and education researchers from a variety of professional communities to advance research around GER grand challenges associated with teaching about the Earth in ...
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it." part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:GER:Idea Papers
Caitlin Callahan, Grand Valley State University I started my graduate studies in geology with the idea that I would ultimately transition into geoscience education after I earned a PhD in a sub-discipline. I was ...
Mentoring Practices part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Roundtable Discussions
An essential characteristic of any mentoring relationship is effective communication. Moreover, while mentoring can take different forms, successful mentoring depends not only on activities or efforts of mentors ...
Town Hall part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program
The town hall will allow us to collectively reflect on the lessons we learned as a community at the Rendezvous, and to address any opportunities we see for collective action or impact. Sponsored by NAGT's ...
Central Section, Geoscience Education Research Division, Teacher Education Division