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InTeGrate 2017 Webinar Series Continues
Posted: Feb 22 2017

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.

Sustainability Across the Curriculum
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Registration deadline is February 28

Central Section Isle Royale Field Trip June 19-25, 2017
Posted: Feb 16 2017
The Central Section of NAGT is sponsoring a field trip to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. This trip, run by the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI, will run from June 19-25, 2017 so participants can study the flood basalts and igneous minerals related to the Mid-Continent Rift, megacolumnar jointing greater than 2 m across, and inclined rock layers of the Lake Superior syncline as exposed both in the national park as well as in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
AAAS Science Advances publishes On the Cutting Edge project research article
Posted: Feb 16 2017
Congratulations to the On the Cutting Edge project's recent article published in AAAS Science Advances on improving undergraduate STEM education.
NAGT and AGI are pleased to announce the publication of the 11th edition of the Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology
Posted: Feb 16 2017

This user-friendly, best-selling manual examines the basic processes of geology and their applications to everyday life. The Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology offers an inquiry and activities-based approach that builds skills and gives students a more complete learning experience. The new edition features a new author and an editorial panel that bring a modern pedagogical and digital approach to the lab manual and the changing landscape of the physical geology lab course.

Registration is now open for the 2017 Earth Educators' Rendezvous!
Posted: Jan 23 2017
Join us for the third annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous this summer at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Announcing the 2017 Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career
Posted: Jan 16 2017
Are you in your first three years of a permanent academic position? Apply to join us for a multi-day workshop where you will participate in sessions on topics including effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time management. Date: July 9-13, 2017 with optional trip to NSF on July 14. Location: University of Maryland, College Park. Application deadline: March 22, 2017
Special Call for InTeGrate Themed Traveling Workshop Program
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 deadline 3/15.

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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