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: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 (3)
A Framework for Transformative Geoscience Education Research: Transdisciplinary dialogue across professional communities part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Morning Workshops:A Framework for Transformative Geoscience Education Research
Over the past several years, the NAGT community has been engaged in a systematic effort to identify ambitious goals for geoscience education research that will be achievable within ten years and will have ...
"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 ...
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. We can't promise locally ...