About this ProjectThe DIG Texas Blueprint project aims to strengthen earth science education in Texas by ensuring that the state's Earth and Space Science capstone course is taught at the appropriate level by teachers who are aided by online, well-defined and standards-aligned course roadmaps, including recommended high quality, research-based learning activities and teacher resources. Selected activities and educational resources will be among the best available to support the concepts contained in the blueprints. Five blueprint development teams each affiliated with a DIG Texas hub institution are leading the development of online blueprints for use in high school Earth and Space Science classes. Teams will work collaboratively at workshops scheduled over three years, as well as remotely via the project's "collaboratory".
In addition to creating the blueprints, we will expand the DIG TEXAS website to make earth science teaching resources tailored for use in Texas available online to teachers throughout Texas.
This project has many partner institutionsThis work is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation to The University of Texas at Austin (GEO-1203021), The University of Texas at El Paso (GEO-1202745), and Texas A&M University, College Station (GEO-1202920)