Christopher Berg

Geology, Department of Geological Sciences

Orange Coast College

Workshop Leader, 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.

Activities (2)

Plate Tectonics: GPS Data, Boundary Zones, and Earthquake Hazards part of Project EDDIE:Teaching Materials:Modules
Students work with high precision GPS data to explore how motion near a plate boundary is distributed over a larger region than the boundary line on the map. This allows them to investigate how earthquake hazard ...

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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)

Developing Field Experiences at a 2YC: Field Studies Courses at Orange Coast College part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Orange Coast College is a 2YC in Orange County, California. Within a six hour's drive from campus, one can experience diverse geologic settings, including multiple iconic national park landscapes. As part of ...

Other Contributions (9)

Using Project EDDIE modules in Physical Geology part of Project EDDIE:Teaching Materials:Using Project EDDIE Materials:Instructor Stories
This activity uses real-time data acquired from an active network of GNSS stations for a scaffolded series of investigations to measure and evaluate the rates of ground movement (and earthquake potential due to differential rates of movement) across and adjacent to strike-slip faults and transform plate boundaries.


Workshop Leader

Workshop Participant (52 workshops)

EER 2020 Teaching about Water Resources and Melting Ice Using GETSI
July 2020
EER 2020 Inquiry Based Labs
July 2020
Project EDDIE Module Development Workshop 2019
October 2019