David Thesenga

Alexander Dawson School

A rabid explorer of the world, I work to inspire and encourage all students to do the same.  Through exploration there is discovery and questions which leads to engagement as a lifelong learner.  I currently teach at Alexander Dawson School [/http://www.dawsonschool.org/] in Lafayette Colorado, but have taught in Pasadena, New York, and Chicago in both public and private institutions.

Editor, The Earth Scientist (2014-2019); Social Media Chair (Current), National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA)

2018 Outstanding Earth Science Educator SW - National Assoc. of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)

2016 PolarTREC Teacher/Researcher - McMurdo Shear Zone, Antarctica

Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow - 2013/14 National Science Foundation, GEO

Google Geo Certified Teacher

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Conference Presentation (1)

Using 3D Printers to Model Earth Surface Topography for Increased Student Understanding and Retention part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Understanding and appreciating the geographic terrain is a complex but necessary requirement for middle school aged (11-14yo) students. Abstract in nature, topographic maps and other 2D renderings of the ...

Other Contribution (1)

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 ...