Kathy Ellins

The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics

The University of Texas at Austin

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Conference Presentations (7)

DIG Texas Blueprints as Input to a New Online Dual Enrollment Course part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The NSF-sponsored DIG Texas Instructional Blueprint Project supports the development of five online course blueprints for use in high school Earth Science classes. Each blueprint is an original curated geoscience ...

EarthLabs: A Resource for Earth System Education part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Reducing the effects of human activity on the environment, including climate, and coping with natural events such as hurricanes, landslides, and droughts all call for greater public understanding of how the Earth ...

The Advantages of Unstructured Time: Insight from Academic Field Trips part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Academic field programs are an essential part of geoscience education. An often overlooked benefit of field trips is time not devoted to study. On a typical trip, students, faculty, and teaching assistants spend ...

Implementing the STAR Legacy Cycle to Promote Student-Centered Field Learning in the GeoFORCE/STEMFORCE 12th Grade Summer Academy part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
GeoFORCE and STEMFORCE are two summer enrichment programs offered by the University of Texas' Jackson School of Geoscience. These two programs aim to increase the number of high school students from diverse ...

Creating a Personal Pathway Map Toward a Geoscience Career part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday A
The Geological Society of America (GSA) On To the Future (OTF) initiative helps build a diverse geoscience community by engaging groups traditionally underrepresented in the geosciences. During the OTF workshop at ...

EarthConnections: The Oklahoma Tribal Nations Alliance's Progress Toward Education Pathways part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
EarthConnections is a collective impact alliance that is developing regionally focused, education pathways to guide students toward geoscience-related careers. Pathways include opportunities for students to learn ...

EarthConnections part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
To develop a diverse geoscience workforce, the EarthConnections collective impact alliance is developing regionally focused, Earth education pathways. These pathways support and guide students from engagement in ...

Other Contributions (3)

OnRamps Geoscience part of EarthConnections:Program Descriptions
The University of Texas offers a Geoscience dual enrollment course through the OnRamps program. Using a hybrid delivery approach, students meet rigorous university-level college readiness standards and have the opportunity to earn UT Austin credit from a faculty member in the Jackson School of Geosciences and high school credit from their local teacher. OnRamps incorporates an organized data and action analytics approach to support students, teachers, and districts in their pursuit of educational excellence. The course uses reviewed, tested curriculum resources available from SERC, IRIS, and other trustworthy providers.

GeoFORCE/ STEMForce part of EarthConnections:Program Descriptions
GeoFORCE is a weeklong field learning summer program for high school students administered by Jackson School of Geosciences that aims to increase the number and diversity of future geoscientists so that they may address the most pressing challenges of the 21st century—energy, water, climate mitigation, and geohazards. The program is sponsored by a consortium of industry partners. Students remain in the program during their four years of high school and each summer go on field trips throughout the United States. Taught by university faculty, research scientists, area educators and mentored by professional geologists from the industry partners, the trips engage and empower the students by exposing them to places and experiences different from their home and school environment. At the conclusion of their fourth year in the program students have (a) an increased awareness of the importance of geoscience knowledge and the role that geoscientists play in addressing geoscience-related issues; and (b) view the geosciences as a viable career path.

Translating GER Results into Practice in a Large Geoscience Department part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:GER:Idea Papers
Kathy Ellins, University of Texas at Austin I have implemented the published results of geoscience education research into three different courses at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). Of these, two ...


Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Texas Section, Geoscience Education Research Division, Teacher Education Division

Workshop Participant (14 workshops)

Webinar Participant