Mark Abolins

Geosciences

earthsiteAGS.com

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (3)

Where's the volcanic threat? part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students investigate Costa Rican volcanic hazards using (a) the amount of silica in volcanic rocks, (b) a highly-simplified geologic map and (c) a satellite image of Costa Rican night time illumination (i.e., human ...

Volcanoes around the Globe (Beta test copy) part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Undergraduate non-majors use the Arcview geographic information system (GIS) to explore volcanic hazards and the geochemistry of volcanic rocks. Students explore geochemical data from the GEOROC global database and ...

Volcanoes Around the Globe part of Visualization:Examples
Undergraduate non-majors use the Arcview geographic information system (GIS) to explore volcanic hazards and the geochemistry of volcanic rocks. Students explore geochemical data from the GEOROC global database and ...

Conference Presentations (3)

An on-line "Rare Earth Elements and Sustainability" module for introductory university geoscience courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
The on-line "Rare Earth Elements and Sustainability" module is designed for use in introductory university environmental science, sustainability, earth science, and physical geography courses. The module ...

MT Rocks: The implementation of the MT Engage initiative in the Department of Geosciences at Middle Tennessee State University part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
The MT Engage initiative is part of the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and focuses on enhancing student academic engagement. This is achieved through the use of high impact ...

Do InTeGrate materials increase scientific understanding among women? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
InTeGrate geoscience teaching materials were developed to link societal challenges to geologic concepts in order to improve Earth literacy in undergraduate students. These curricular products span topics from ...

Other Contributions (3)

Mark Abolins: Geol 1030 Introduction to Earth Science/Geol 1031 Introduction to Earth Science Lab at Middle Tennessee State University part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:How the Community is Using InTeGrate Materials:Instructor Stories
My course is introductory general studies Earth Science, taught in a flipped instruction format with a large amount of active learning during the "lecture" period. Transition from "traditional lecture" to "flipped instruction" happened during 2013-2014 through involvement in the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) course redesign work group and the Tennessee Board of Regents Course Revitalization Initiative. Students use Pearson's "MasteringGeology" to complete pre-class assignments consisting of both publisher and original content, and they participate in active learning during the "lecture" period. A course response system (clicker remote and app system) is used to assess in-class learning and attendance.

Middle Tennessee State University part of Integrate:Program Design:InTeGrate Program Models:Middle Tennessee State University
The Middle Tennessee State University program aims to attract, engage, and support undergraduate students who are interested in sustainability, including veterans, first-generation college students, and transfer ...

Developing Spatial Thinking Skills part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Roundtable Discussions
This roundtable will explore ways to improve teaching and learning spatial thinking skills. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and discuss innovative ways to incorporate spatial thinking in the ...