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NAGT On the Cutting Edge Announce New Partnerships

published Mar 14, 2014 10:15am

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers On the Cutting Edge is pleased to announce today that the American Geophysical Union, along with the Geological Society of America, have agreed to a formative partnership to improve the learning and teaching of the geosciences.

NAGT On the Cutting Edge has a long history of providing comprehensive, discipline-wide professional development programs for current and future geoscience faculty. It aims to develop a geoscience professoriate committed to high-quality instruction based on currency in scientific knowledge, good pedagogic practice, and research on learning with the ultimate goal of improving student learning.

The partnership between American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, and NAGT On the Cutting Edge will help to sustain the high quality face-to-face, virtual, and travelling workshops as well as the online resources valued by so many educators.

"I'm the only oceanography instructor on my campus and until this workshop never had the opportunity to engage with others about the challenges of teaching this course...receiving feedback and support will translate to a better learning environment for my students." – workshop participant

"Got activities and ideas that I can use in the classroom with minimal adaptation will allow me to improve my courses without expending significant time and energy." – workshop participant

"Wonderful network of professionals and the valuable resources that I never knew existed!" – workshop participant

NAGT On the Cutting Edge, American Geophysical Union, and the Geological Society of America share many goals. Through this exciting collaborative effort, our aim is to continue to improve and strengthen geoscience education with the goal of a more educated and informed public ready to face society's environmental challenges.