Christopher Berg

Geology

Orange Coast College

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Course Module (1)

Christopher Berg: GEOL 1121 (Physical Geology) at the University of West Georgia part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:How the Community is Using InTeGrate Materials:Instructor Stories
My course is a 16-week introductory geology lecture course that is taught in a traditional setting. I replaced half of my traditional lecture content with InteGrate modules and units. I found that by incorporating the student materials into a course packet, integrating readings and assignments into my online CMS, and using in-class polling techniques, I could successfully adapt most of the activities to my large-lecture classroom setting. Students gained an appreciation for the natural resources our society depends upon that they previously took for granted, and the challenges related to preparing for and mitigating natural hazard threats and their wide-reaching impacts.

Activity (1)

Evaluating Risks, Benefits, and Hazards: A Site-Selection Simulation Activity part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
An in-class jigsaw activity, in which students play the role of investigators consulting on behalf of an industrial client seeking an appropriate location to site a new facility to handle environmentally-damaging ...

Conference Presentations (6)

Small-Group Active-Learning Modules and their Impacts on Student Attitudes and Achievement in a Large Introductory Geology Course part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
It is critically important to find effective ways to promote scientific literacy within introductory geoscience classrooms, as a working knowledge of geologic principles provides the background necessary to ...

Other Contributions (4)

Collaborative Learning in an Online Course: Building community part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Roundtable Discussions
This roundtable discussion is intended for instructors who teach, or are interested in teaching, online classes with a collaborative learning component. Encouraging teamwork in an online class increases peer ...

Communities

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

Workshop Participant (19 workshops)