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Posted: Apr 22 2019
Join us for the fifth annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Nashville, TN, July 15-19! Co-hosted by Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University, the Rendezvous brings together researchers and practitioners working in all aspects of undergraduate Earth education, including a mix of college faculty, graduate students, and K-12 teachers from all disciplines who are interested in improving their teaching about Earth.
Posted: Dec 13 2018
Dr. David McConnell, succeeding Dr. Don Duggan-Haas as the new President of NAGT, is a Professor of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. McConnell's research focuses on geoscience education, and in particular, on assessment of learning in introductory courses, the relationship between teaching beliefs and practices, and professional development of graduate students and faculty. To learn more about the new President, the NAGT Executive Office asked David a few questions about what he's most excited about for the future of NAGT, his favorite place on Earth, and more:
Posted: Feb 20 2018
David McConnell of North Carolina State University published an article on InTeGrate in the latest issue of Earth magazine. Titled, "Making the first (and last) geoscience class count," the article calls attention to opportunities within introductory geoscience courses to address grand societal challenges that are rooted in the geosciences, thus helping students develop "an appreciation for the global perspective, cultural sensitivity and scientific insight that inform decisions regarding the challenges humans will face in the future."