Carol Ormand

Science Education Resource Center (SERC)

Carleton College

I earned my B.A. in Mathematics from Carleton College in 1989 and my Ph.D. in Structural Geology from the University of Minnesota in 2000. I taught geology at St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI) and Wittenberg University (Springfield, OH) for a total of five years. Since 2005, I've worked at the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College, with responsibilities related to faculty professional development, online resource development, and research on learning. See my SERC staff page for more information.

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (33)

Slicing Cylinders part of Spatial Thinking Workbook:Teaching Activities
Students identify and draw slices through cylinders and partial cylinders, and use gestures to visualize slicing planes. This practice with visualizing slices through idealized geometric shapes is preparation for visualizing slices through geological features.

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Course (1)

Geology of the National Parks part of Course Design:Goals Database
Geology of the National Parks Skip to Main ContentSkip to Navigation Your ...

Essays (54)

SAGE Musings: Teaching about Mindset part of SAGE 2YC:SAGE Musings
Carol Dweck's research on mindset provided extraordinary insights into the learning process. Her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, is well worth reading. But, knowing that nobody has the time to ...

Conference Presentations (13)

Using Mixed Methods to Explore Field Sketching: An Example from the Hat Creek Fault Zone part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Sketching is a common yet powerful means of communication and visualization in the geosciences. Particularly in field settings, geoscientists sketch in order to record data, explore interpretations, and communicate ...

Other Contributions (6)

What would a GER toolbox look like? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:GER:Idea Papers
Thomas F. Shipley (Temple University) and Carol Ormand (Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College) This essay draws from our experience with the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center, an NSF funded ...


Workshop Leader (23 workshops)

Workshop Participant (70 workshops)

IGUaNA Workshop 2022
August 2022
2022 IMPACT Workshop
March 2022
Preparing the Next Generation Workshop, August 2021
August 2021

Webinar Participant (4 webinars)