- Service Learning in the Geosciences: Resources to Engage Students in Projects Within their Community
While service-learning is emerging as one way to give undergraduate students hands-on opportunities, there have been few systematic efforts to examine how service-learning is being used in the geosciences and whether it has a positive impact on students. Read on and learn more from a recent workshop that addressed why service learning is important in the geosciences, provided opportunities for innovation, and compiled resources for teachers to engage students in projects within their communities.
- Registration is Open for an InTeGrate Workshop at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
Attending the ESA annual meeting and interested in a workshop to expand your teaching about sustainability?
Teaching Science in Society: Building Relevance and Interest for Undergraduates by Adding InTeGrate Resources to your Class
Sunday, August 7, 2016: 12-5 PM
As part of the Ecological Society of America Annual meeting
Cost: $30. Register today at the ESA meeting website
- InTeGrate is Pleased to Announce the Publication of a New Teaching Module: Cli-Fi: Climate Science in Literary Texts
This new module addresses both aspects of climate literacy: understanding of climate science through data analysis and interpretation, and understanding of literary tools and techniques through which climate science is portrayed.
- “Capstone” Institutions Collaborate on Developing Programs to Improve STEM Success in a Liberal Arts Context
Announcing the publication of Supporting STEM Success in a Liberal Arts Context. This website synthesizes the experiences of 11 institutions striving to strengthen the undergraduate experiences in science and mathematics. The overarching goal in producing this web-based project is to support others aiming to adopt, adapt, or create similar programs, in an effort to improve higher education for all students.
- Announcing 2016 InTeGrate Webinar Series
Free and open to the public, this series will incorporate InTeGrate pedagogies into teaching practices, provide resources available for adoption, and create a forum for participants to learn and share teaching strategies.
Join us for our next webinar:
Working with Diverse Students on Societally Relevant Geoscience Issues
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Thousands of pages of activities, workshops, course descriptions and more.
The work of hundreds of geoscience educators and over a dozen projects.
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Managing your geoscience career, from finding an academic position, to balancing teaching and research. Information to help geoscience departments adapt and prosper in a changing and challenging environment: curriculum, recruiting, program assessment and more.
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A Portal to Projects
Teach the Earth is a portal into the rich geoscience education content available through dozens of independent project websites. The Teach the Earth portal is a handful of web pages which can help guide you through this diverse array of sites. It includes a search interface spanning all the projects, and a set of site guides which highlight key resources within these project websites. You can make use of the search and guide links above or jump to the complete list:
SERC and its Partners