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EarthConnections Highlighted on NSF 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase
Posted: May 15 2017
EarthConnections: Community Pathways to Geoscience Careers, brings together partners to create pathways in three regional pilots, focusing on key academic transitions in three diverse U.S. communities—Atlanta, GA; San Bernardino, CA; and Oklahoma. To learn more about EarthConnections, check out the project video on the NSF 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase.
Submit Your Favorite Teaching Activity to Teach the Earth
Posted: May 11 2017

Have you developed your own activity that works well in your classroom or in the field? NAGT is actively soliciting community members to submit teaching activities for our online education portal Teach the Earth. Activities are welcome at any time but those that are submitted to the portal by June 1 will be included in the Activity ​Review Camp taking place at the 2017 Earth Educators' Rendezvous in July.

Announcing NAGT's Serving our Communities Initiative
Posted: May 11 2017
From local communities to international efforts, education and geoscience both play important roles in our society. The Serving Our Communities initiative celebrates the ways that geoscience educators and students are engaging with local, national and global communities.
Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2017—Register Today!
Posted: May 4 2017

We have had an overwhelming response to our early bird registration deadline! If you haven't registered, there is still plenty of time (although many a.m. workshops are filling). Check out the Rendezvous program and register today.

InTeGrate Announces the Publication of a New Materials
Posted: May 4 2017
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. Check out our newly published materials: Water: Science, and Society, Changing Biosphere and Critical Zone Science.
SAGE Musings: the SAGE 2YC Project Blog
Posted: May 3 2017
The SAGE 2YC project (Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents) has launched a blog, SAGE Musings. The bi-weekly blog posts address topics related to supporting students' academic success, facilitating students' professional pathways in the geosciences, broadening participation in the geosciences, and catalyzing change.
New RTOP (Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol) Publication Announcement
Posted: Apr 20 2017
Looking to engage your students by moving from traditional lecture to more active approaches? Get ideas for making your classroom more student-centered from this new Geosphere article.
Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: A Call to Geoscience Faculty and Researchers to Respond
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.
2016 TED Officer Elections
Posted: May 24 2016
It is time to vote for officers for the Teacher Education Division of NAGT. The ballot includes President, Past President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. The voting begins on May 24, 2016 and ends on July 1, 2016.
2016 National Officer Elections
Posted: May 24 2016

It is time to vote for National Officers of NAGT. The ballot includes Vice President and two Councilors-at-Large. Voting begins on May 24 and ends on July 1, 2016.

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