Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman

Geology/Natural Sciences, Geology, Geology

Pasadena City College

Project Leader, Webinar Leader, Workshop Leader, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Project Leader

Intro to InTeGrate part of Integrate
Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future: Materials for Faculty and Instructors Classroom Tested, Peer Reviewed and Designed to Fit into Your Course Explore the Teaching Materials ยป Support Sustainability ...

Website Content Contributions

Activities (3)

The Usefulness of Tidal Charts part of Oceanography:Activities
This 8-page assignment on the topic of ocean tides is intended to be completed by students alone or in small groups during class (with the possible exception of the last page which requires access to the internet) ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Getting a Grip on Hydrogen Bonds part of Oceanography:Activities
The purpose of this brief (~15 minutes) activity is for students to directly observe some of the unique properties of water that are the result of hydrogen bonds, such as capillary action, adhesion, cohesion, and ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Ordeal by Check: An introductory activity about the Nature of Science part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Activities
This is an introductory activity about the Nature of Science (NOS) that can be used on the first day of a laboratory class. It is designed to show students how scientific knowledge develops and is general enough to use in any science course.

Course (1)

California State University Northridge: Liberal Studies Science Experience Capstone Course part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Courses
This laboratory course serves as a culminating science experience for Liberal Studies majors in the pre-credential and ITEP options. An interdisciplinary blend of biology, physics, chemistry, and earth and space ...

Essay (1)

InTeGrate Liaison and SAGE2YC Advisory Board Member from Pasadena City College part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
In addition to being an advisory board member for SAGE2YC, I am a co-PI on the NSF-funded, five-year InTeGrate project that aims to improve geoscience literacy and build a workforce that can make use of geoscience to solve societal issues. My role is to oversee the involvement of 2-year colleges (2YCs) and to be certain that issues unique to 2YCs are identified and considered during the program development, testing, and dissemination. As such I am a liaison between the InTeGrate and SAGE2YC groups, and am very excited to be involved in both programs.

Conference Presentations (5)

Using an InTeGrate module for the first time: Tales from a Two-Year-College part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
During springs 2013 and 2014 two faculty and one adjunct instructor from Pasadena City College, California, adopted the InTeGrate module "Climate of Change: Interactions and Feedbacks between water, air, and ...

Geoscience Literacy and Career Interest Improve Among Two-Year College Students Learning with InTeGrate Materials part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
InTeGrate classroom materials are designed to strengthen earth science literacy of undergraduate students as well as increase the number of earth science majors who can address critical environmental and resource ...

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 ...

Ambitious Redesign of an Introductory Physical Geology Course at a Two-Year-College part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Every year the Geology Department at Pasadena City College (PCC) offers ~15 sections of Physical Geology (lecture/lab combinations) taught by 8-10 full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty with minor consistency ...

Implementing a Major Physical Geology Course Revision with InTeGrate Modules part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Tuesday
An introductory physical geology class at a two-year college has been significantly revised during Spring 2016 by replacing about 50% of the laboratory activities with newly developed InTeGrate activities. By ...

Other Contributions (6)

Research on Geoscience Students' Self-Regulated Learning, Metacognition, and Affect part of NAGT:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Self-Regulated Learning
Download a pdf of this chapterKaren S. McNeal, Auburn University; Kaatje Van der Hoeven Kraft, Whatcom Community College; Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Pasadena City College; Mary Beck, Valencia College, and Jason ...

Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman: Using portions of four InTeGrate modules in Physical Geology at Pasadena City College part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:How the Community is Using InTeGrate Materials:Instructor Stories
Replacing lab activities with materials from four InTeGrate modules in an introductory physical geology course at a two-year college I replaced about half of my previous laboratory activities in an introductory physical geology class with ten activities adapted from four Integrate Modules. The students seemed to enjoy the group work and moving around the room, something that I rarely did in previous semesters. I also enjoyed the diversity of teaching techniques.

Bringing InTeGrate Modules into the Community College Classroom part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:GER:Idea Papers
Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Pasadena City College Two overarching goals drive the InTeGrate (Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future) Project, an NSF-funded, STEP (STEM Talent Expansion ...

Adapting InTeGrate Modules to the High School and College Classroom part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:Adapting InTeGrate
Participants will be introduced to InTeGrate modular materials developed to support geoscience literacy in introductory college courses. This workshop will discuss how to use these resources to address the ...

Teaching with InTeGrate Materials in a 2YC Environment part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Workshops:InTeGrate for 2YC
Focusing on InTeGrate's goal of increasing geoscience literacy for all undergraduate students, participants in this session will develop plans for fostering adoption of InTeGrate materials. Specifically ...

Lesson Plan Experiences in Science Content Courses part of Teacher Preparation:Workshops and Activities:Workshop 2007
Earth Science for Elementary Teachers - Including Lesson Design Group Members Heather Petcovic, Earth Science for Elementary Educators II Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, Concepts in Earth and Space Sciences Elizabeth ...


Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Far Western Section, Geo2YC: The Two-Year College Division, Geoscience Education Research Division

Workshop Leader (8 workshops)

Workshop Participant (17 workshops)

Webinar Leader (4 webinars)

Webinar Participant