Anne Egger

Geological Sciences, Geology

Central Washington University

Anne Egger is an associate professor at Central Washington University, where she has a joint appointment in Geological Sciences and Science Education and also serves as Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. Egger serves in a leadership capacity in the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), both in the presidential line and as chair of the Professional Development Planning Committee. Much of her work in NAGT has focused on leading workshops for faculty and graduate students, including a series of workshops on teaching introductory courses. As an author, editor, and co-project director for Visionlearning (http://www.visionlearning.com), Egger develops peer-reviewed readings for learning about science in a way that focuses on how we know what we know, the data that support our scientific explanations, and the people behind the science. From 2004 to 2011, Anne was a lecturer and the Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University. 

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Project Leader

InTeGrate part of Integrate
The InTeGrate program supports the teaching of geoscience in the context of societal issues both within geoscience courses and across the undergraduate curriculum.

Website Content Contributions

Course Modules (5)

Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
This module connects students' personal sensory experiences to environmental data collected and analyzed by geoscientists, cultural impacts documented by social scientists, and the communication of ...

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Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts part of Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
This module addresses both aspects of climate literacy: understanding of climate science through data analysis and interpretation, and understanding of literary tools and techniques through which climate science is ...

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Soils, Systems, and Society part of Soils, Systems, and Society
This inquiry based module is designed for use in a preservice K-8 science methods course, but Units 1-3 could easily be modified for other types of courses. The module promotes geoscientific and systems thinking ...

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Interactions between Water, Earth’s Surface, and Human Activity part of Interactions between Water, Earth’s Surface, and Human Activity
This two-week (~10-hour) module focuses on water and its importance to humans, both as a limited resource and in shaping Earth's surface. Water's flow through the hydrologic cycle is driven by ...

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Exploring Geoscience Methods part of Exploring Geoscience Methods
This module gives pre-service secondary science teachers the opportunity to use and reflect on geoscientific thinking. The module begins with an exploration of how geoscience methods are similar to and different ...

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Activities (9)

Recognizing and mapping faults using lidar and field data part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
In this activity, students create a geologic map and cross-section of the Fish Springs cinder cone and surrounding area in the Owens Valley, CA, using a high-resolution DEM developed from airborne lidar data as a ...

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Plate Tectonics Jigsaw part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students participate in a jigsaw activity to learn about types of plate boundaries, becoming an expert in one of five global datasets - earthquakes, volcanoes, seafloor age, topography, and gravity - and then ...

Density, Isostasy, and Topography part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Two students measure the density of different rock types by first measuring water displacement of the irregular pieces. Details In this activity, students develop an explanation for the bimodal topography of the ...

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
Students are introduced to sedimentary rocks through field observations and measurements of sediments in different environments. This allows them to proceed from processes to products and engages them through field ...

Exploring the nature of geoscience using cartoon cards part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this activity, students work in groups to put a set of cartoon cards in order, much in the way that we might assemble a geologic history. The primary goal of the activity is to explore the nature of science in general and the nature of geoscience or historical science specifically, without requiring any content knowledge.

Introduction to the methods of geoscience part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this activity, students are introduced to the methods of inquiry in the Earth sciences and how they differ from what is classically taught in school science.

Introduction to Reading the Primary Literature part of Process of Science:Examples
This is a reading and homework assignment to introduce students to reading, understanding, and using the primary literature.

Seismicity and Relative Risk part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
This activity introduces students to using real-time data about earthquakes to make decisions. -

Exploring undergraduate research part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students attend a poster session where undergraduates are presenting their research. They are required to talk to four students; they submit the questions they asked and the responses they received, as well as ...

Courses (4)

Teaching the Geology of the Pacific Northwest part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
This course is for Earth science teaching majors, general science teaching majors, and anyone who is interested in both the geology of the Pacific Northwest and how to teach. We explore broad themes in Earth ...

Research Preparation part of Process of Science:Courses
This is a 1-unit, spring quarter course for undergraduate students who will be embarking on their first research experience over the summer with a faculty member and/or graduate student. The topics the students ...

Research Preparation part of Process of Science:Courses
This is a 1-unit, spring quarter course for undergraduate students who will be embarking on their first research experience over the summer with a faculty member and/or graduate student. The topics the students ...

Dynamic Earth part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
Dynamic Earth is an activity-based introductory course. The course focuses on the fundamentals of earth processes to help students begin to understand the geologic processes that influence the landscape around ...

Essay (1)

Using research to teach the methods of geoscience part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Essays
Using Research to Teach the Methods of Geoscience Anne Egger, Geological Sciences and Science Education, Central Washington University For seven years, I taught at a highly selective, research-intensive ...

Conference Presentations (4)

A Collaborative Model for Aligning Teacher Preparation Programs with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
A consortium of 2- and 4-year Washington State Colleges and Universities in partnership with Washington's Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the Teachers of Teachers of Science, and ...

Resources for Preparing Pre-service Teachers to Teach the NGSS part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Over 100,000 students obtain a bachelor's degree in education every year; these students most commonly encounter the geosciences through a general education course, and it may be the only geoscience course ...

Building pre-service teachers' understanding of the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices through readings, reflections, and activities part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) dimension of the Next Generation Science Standards highlight several shifts from previous national and state science standards: they focus on pratices rather than a ...

Opportunities and motivations for cultivating Earth and sustainability literacy in future teachers part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday A
In an effort to infuse sustainability and Earth literacy across the undergraduate curriculum, InTeGrate has developed instructional materials for implementation in several types of courses. One of the target ...

Other Contributions (3)

Maximizing the Value of Your Intro Course for K-12 Teachers part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Workshops:Intro for K-12 teachers
This workshop will highlight an array of strategies for increasing the opportunities for students in your intro course who are interested in teaching, from rethinking the pedagogy in your course to incorporating ...

Density, Isostasy, and Topography part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activity Supplement Collection
Anne Egger, Central Washington University.This page is a supplement to the original activity description found hereShort description of the activity: In this activity, students develop an explanation for the ...

Online Teaching part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Panel Discussions
Summary Online resources make up a steadily increasing share of the materials used to support student learning in geoscience courses. No longer do online resources represent copies of class notes and links to a ...

Communities

Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Pacific Northwest Section, Teacher Education Division

Workshop Leader (7 workshops)

Workshop Participant (8 workshops)