Interested in learning more about how to incorporate InTeGrate materials into your curriculum?-- Join the Earth Educators' Rendezvous this summer!published May 9, 2015 12:00am
Two-year college faculty and instructors who want to adopt new materials into their courses are often concerned about the lack of sufficient time. This includes time for them to learn the new materials and class time where they will "fit" new activities into their current course syllabi. InTeGrate (Interdisciplinary Teaching about the Earth for a Sustainable Future) supports the teaching of geoscience in the context of societal issues both within geoscience courses and across the undergraduate curriculum. To this end, InTeGrate classroom modules align with high-impact practices that enhance Earth literacy among college students.Join us at the upcoming Earth Educators' Rendezvous this summer in Boulder, CO for a dedicated opportunity to do just that: learn about InTeGrate materials and work to redesign your current course syllabi.
The 2015 first annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous will bring together researchers and practitioners working in all aspects of undergraduate Earth education. We welcome faculty from all disciplines who are interested in improving their teaching about the Earth, administrators from geoscience departments and interdisciplinary programs that want to become stronger, and education researchers of all types. Join the Rendezvous for 2 or 3 days or stay the whole week. To learn more and to register, visit: http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2015/overview.html
- Workshop: Teaching with InTeGrate Materials in a 2YC Environment
with Professors Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman and David Douglass
Thursday and Friday, July 16-17 | 8:30am-11:30 am
Focusing on InTeGrate's goal of increasing geoscience literacy for all undergraduate students, participants in this session will develop plans for fostering adoption of InTeGrate materials. Specifically designed to address the challenges of instruction in two year colleges, we will discuss the specific concerns and unique problems faced by participants. These may include issues such as: adapting and using the materials in a diverse classroom, making use of the student learning outcomes and assessments, overcoming articulation issues, develop administration buy-in, and build interest among colleagues including adjunct faculty.
The Earth Educators' Rendezvous is supported by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). Join today and receive a discount on your registration. Your membership will help ensure that this event can continue to serve geoscience educators.
The National Science Foundation is providing support through the InTeGrate STEP Center for the design and development of the Rendezvous.