John Taber

Education and Public Outreach, Education and Public Outreach Program, Environmental

IRIS Consortium

Project Leader, Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Project Leader

Intro to InTeGrate part of Integrate
Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future: Materials for Faculty and Instructors Classroom Tested, Peer Reviewed and Designed to Fit into Your Course Explore the Teaching Materials ยป Support Sustainability ...

Website Content Contributions

Course Module (1)

Major Storms and Community Resilience part of Major Storms and Community Resilience
Extreme storms have major impacts on the communities that lie in their path. Many climate models predict increased frequency of heavy rains and icing events, freak storms, and severe weather within the continental ...

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Activities (6)

Mysterious motions along the Pacific Northwest Coast part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students work in small groups to analyze and interpret Global Positioning System (GPS) and seismic data related to "mysterious ground motions" first along the northern California coastline, and then in ...

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Induced Seismicity: Are humans causing earthquakes? part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
In this lab, students investigate a hotly debated topic relevant in the political, economic, and scientific arenas. They will examine the processes involved in unconventional oil and gas resource production, ...

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What's Shaking in Greenland? part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students will work in small groups to compare the rate of icequake occurrence in Greenland to measured air temperature over time. This activity emphasizes the Earth systems concept by connecting seismic and ...

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Earthquake Hazards: The next big one? part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
In this activity, students explore of the concept of probability and the distribution of earthquake sizes, and then work to understand how earthquake hazards are described by probabilities. Students then work in ...

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How do we really know what's inside the Earth? - Imaging Earth's interior with seismic waves part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
In this multi-step lab, students explore the concepts of seismic wave propagation through materials with different mechanical properties, and examine seismic evidence from a recent earthquake to infer Earth's ...

Mysterious motions along the Pacific Northwest Coast part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students work in small groups to analyze and interpret Global Positioning System (GPS) and seismic data related to "mysterious ground motions" first along the northern California coastline, and then in ...

Essay (1)

Pairing 2YCS with research-focused universities part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
Given the value that has been shown for early research experiences for undergraduates, including for students who have yet to decide on a major, IRIS would like to partner with other organizations to develop, or help build on a student research program that integrates research opportunities at two-year and four-year schools. We have experience running a national distributed REU program for upper-level students with math, physics and/or geoscience background, but need to learn more about the needs and interests of first and second year students, as our current program has evolved into one where most participants have completed their junior year...

Conference Presentations (8)

Modernizing your introductory seismology content with new data-rich classroom modules part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Introductory Earth science classes can become more interactive through the use of a range of seismic data and models, which students can also use to conduct simple research regarding earthquakes and earth ...

The ENGAGE Workshop: Encouraging Networks between Geoscience and Geoscience Education part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The geoscience education community has made great strides in the study of teaching and learning at the undergraduate level, particularly with respect to solid earth geology. Nevertheless, the 2012 National ...

The EarthConnections San Bernardino Alliance: Addressing Diversity in the Geosciences Using a Collective Impact Model part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
The EarthConnections San Bernardino Alliance is one of three regional alliances supported by the national EarthConnections Collective Impact Alliance, funded by a pilot grant from the National Science Foundation ...

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 Alliance: Strengthening and Diversifying the Geoscience Workforce and the Geoscientific Capacity of the Communities part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
The EarthConnections Alliance seeks to create a world in which all students in our country can make use of pathways that weave together geoscience learning with opportunities to use that knowledge to serve their ...

Incorporating earthquake data into the classroom part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
To encourage active learning, IRIS EPO has created two new tools that are designed using best educational practices and which engage students to investigate, explore and discover the Earth and its properties using ...

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 ...

Curriculum Materials and Approaches to Prepare Students for an Interdisciplinary Future part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
A primary goal of the InTeGrate project was to increase the incorporation of geoscience concepts into the teaching about current grand, Earth-related, societal challenges. The materials produced from this project ...

Other Contributions (2)

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology part of EarthConnections:Program Descriptions
The IRIS facility supports seismology research and education, and the Education and Public Outreach Program provides a variety of seismology-related resources and services for audiences ranging from grade 6-12 teachers, undergraduate students and faculty, graduate students, early career faculty, to the general public.

Real World Example: Earthquake Risk in Southern California part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching about Risk and Resilience
Prepared by John Taber, IRIS, drawn from materials by Jones, L.M., R. Bernknopf, D. Cox, J. Goltz, K. Hudnut, D. Mileti, S. Perry, D. Ponti, K. Porter, M. Reichle, H. Seligson, K. Shoaf, J. Treiman, and A. Wein, ...

Communities

Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Eastern Section

Workshop Leader

Workshop Participant (15 workshops)

Webinar Participant