Updates and Deadlines: Traveling Workshops Program, Rendezvous 2020, Fall Webinar Series, Early Career Workshop 2020, Preparing for an Academic Career Workshop at Rendezvous 2020, GSA

Initial Publication Date: September 3, 2019

Fall is upon us! It's time to update everyone on the 2019-2020 Professional Development offerings from NAGT. Please see below for important information and upcoming deadlines that you won't want to miss! If you would like to receive regular updates, please join the National Association of Geoscience Teachers to receive the monthly NAGT eNews. We will continue to provide seasonal updates to this community.

Updates and Deadlines

Host an NAGT Traveling Workshop

  • The Traveling Workshops Program (TWP) brings environmental, sustainability, and geoscience education leaders right to your campus, regional, or national event. Workshop sessions address the diversity of undergraduate student populations, evaluating and strengthening program design, and incorporating inclusive and equitable teaching practices. If you interested in addressing these or other topics in your department, program, or course, we invite you to apply to host a Traveling Workshop sponsored by NAGT. The application deadline is October 15, 2019, for Spring/Summer workshops.

Rendezvous 2020

  • We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Earth Educators' Rendezvous will be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA from July 13-17, 2020. We hope you can join us!
  • Be the first to learn about dates, deadlines and logistics by signing up for notifications using the Express Interest Form. We expect to post the program and open registration in early 2020.
  • We are currently developing this year's program; if you have ideas, please let us know by completing this form. Deadline for submitting ideas is October 1, 2019. View last year's program for an idea of programmatic offerings.

NAGT's Fall 2019 Webinar Series

  • Join NAGT this fall for a comprehensive webinar series that is sure to be your one-stop-shop for strengthening work in Earth education. The webinar series will address themes such as improving teaching and learning, addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in Earth education, implementing the NGSS, strengthening your department, and engaging with communities and society. The webinars provide opportunities for you to learn from your peers, as well as experts, and are designed to provide ample opportunity for discussion and interaction. Webinars will feature novel and innovative work in Earth education research and pedagogy, new teaching materials, and classroom and professional experiences of people like you. The NAGT webinar series is free and we encourage you to invite your colleagues to attend.

Early Career Workshop 2020

  • The Early Career Workshop: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career will take place July 26-30, 2020 (with optional trip to NSF on Friday, July 31) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Offered annually by the NAGT On the Cutting Edge professional development program for geoscience faculty with support from the National Science Foundation, Geological Society of America and American Geophysical Union, the Early Career Workshop is designed for those in their first three years of a tenure-track or equivalent faculty position. Application deadline will be announced soon.

Preparing for an Academic Career Workshop at Rendezvous 2020

  • This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and others who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Workshop leaders from a variety of institution types and career paths will provide guidance and information that will help participants to be stronger candidates for academic positions and to succeed in academic jobs. Participants will develop or revise a plan for their next career stage and will take home ideas that they can implement immediately. The workshop also features informal discussions, one-on-one mentoring, and peer review of application materials. Additional professional development is available through the afternoon workshops, panels, and plenary sessions that are part of the Earth Educators' Rendezvous. Watch for information about this workshop as the 2020 Rendezvous program is developed.

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