News from Across Teach the Earth
Posted: Dec 8 2016
Is your department overhauling its curriculum? Have new faculty in your department? Is your department involved in strategic planning? Facing changing enrollment or striving to increase diversity? Want to increase the emphasis on teaching science in the context of societal issues?
InTeGrate & NAGT invite you to improve learning about the Earth in your courses, programs, & departments through our Traveling Workshops Program (TWP). Application deadlines are 1/31 and 3/15.
Posted: Nov 15 2016
Thank you to NAGT members Kristen St. John, Eric Riggs, and Dave Mogk on writing the recent JGE editorial Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: A Call to Geoscience Faculty and Researchers to Respond based on the goals of the (NSF)-funded workshop: Sexual Harassment in the Sciences - A Call to Respond. The authors share their reflections on points from the workshop and results from recent studies that particularly resonated and have implications for geoscience education and geoscience education researchers.
Posted: Dec 2 2016
Check out the newest materials in the InTeGrate collection: An Ecosystem Services Approach to Water Resources, Earth's Thermostat, Ocean Sustainability, and Earth Systems Thinking.
Posted: Dec 16 2015
The WILSIM project has developed a collection of teaching activities that explore the evolution of the Grand Canyon, and how the shape of the canyon is affected by a variety of physical factors, via the landscape simulation model WILSIM-GC. These activities range from step-by-step guided inquiry activities through open-ended exploration of the interactions of model parameters.
Posted: Nov 28 2016
NAGT is pleased to outline a variety of geoscience education sessions available at the Fall 2016 AGU Meeting in San Francisco next month. Stop by the NAGT booth (#308) for the most up-to-date information on upcoming workshops, educational resources, and teaching activities.
Posted: Jun 9 2015
Carleton College highlights SERC's largest project
Posted: Apr 29 2015
Geological monitoring can greatly improve our planning for and response to catastrophic events such as earthquakes and volcanoes. In light of recent tragic events in Nepal, this teaching module provides timely instruction for students to personally experience that geoscience is a complex, interdisciplinary effort with real-world implications.
Posted: Feb 4 2015
InTeGrate is developing a new breed of teaching materials that can be utilized in general education courses, teacher preparation courses, core courses within geoscience majors, and courses designed for other majors including environmental studies, social science, engineering, and other sciences.
Posted: Jan 9 2015
A group of scientists and teachers at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) met to discuss "geoethics," not just the principles that scientists, students, and employers need to consider in their research, papers and publications, and in their communications with the public, but questions about advocacy, policy input, and even stewardship of the environment and climate.