Christopher Berg

Geology

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)

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 ...

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 and hypothesize the area over which boundary-related earthquake hazards might exist. ...

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 (6)

Adapting Lessons for Your Classroom part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Morning Workshops:Adapting Lessons for Your Classroom
Many fantastic Earth and Environmental Science lesson plans and course materials are now available from SERC, NASA, IRIS, and a variety of other institutions. This workshop will provide you with suggestions and ...

Communities

Workshop Leader

Workshop Participant (36 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