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Education Sessions and Activities at AGU Fall 2015 Meeting

NAGT is pleased to outline a variety of geoscience education sessions planned for the Fall 2015 AGU Meeting held in San Francisco, CA, from December 14-18, 2015. Stop by the NAGT booth (#128) for the most up-to-date information on upcoming workshops, educational resources, and teaching activities.

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Friends of SERC Gathering

For those of you attending the AGU meeting, we will have a gathering of friends of SERC (including the InTeGrate family) on Sunday, December 13 at 7 p.m. This event is a nice opportunity to see each other, the SERC staff, and other people who collaborate with SERC on projects and share your interest in geoscience education. Cash bar and light appetizers will be available. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, December 13 at 7 p.m.
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission St
Fourth Floor in the Pacific I

Workshops

Various entities, including NAGT, are offering a very full schedule of education- and outreach-related workshops at this year's Fall Meeting. There are three workshops being conducted under the aegis of NAGT at this year's meeting. You can see all of the available workshops on the AGU website. Be sure to sign up for one or more when you register for AGU!

Building your Teaching Skills: For Graduate Students and Post-docs

Workshop Cancelled

Teaching Geoscience in Society: Building Relevance and Interest in the Geosciences by Adding InTeGrate Resources to Your Class

Leaders: Rachel Teasdale (California State University, Chico) and Lisa Gilbert (Williams-Mystic)
Tuesday, 15 December, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Workshop Cost: $25
Description: Geoscience courses have the opportunity to engage students in the sciences through societal challenges that range climate change, water availability issues, resource depletion, geohazards, and other grand challenges. Through InTeGrate, geoscientists have developed a series of teaching modules that directly address Earth-related grand challenges through the use of engaging activities that use authentic data and pose questions that incorporate interdisciplinary considerations. Modular units can be adopted wholesale or in parts and each feature resources to develop students' abilities to address interdisciplinary problems, improve geoscientific thinking skills, make use of authentic geoscience data, and incorporate systems thinking. Materials have been developed and tested by faculty at a variety of types of institutions and come with built in assessments and resources for instructors and students. Topics include climate change, natural hazards, sustainable land use, environmental justice and freshwater resources. In this workshop, we will explore the InTeGrate materials, and work with participants to adapt the materials for their courses, in the context of their institutional and geographic setting.

Embedding Research in Undergraduate Classes Across the Geoscience Curriculum

Leaders: Dave Mogk, Montana State University
Wednesday, 16 December, 1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Workshop Cost: $25

Description: Inquiry. Discovery. Exploration. Undergraduate students can engage authentic research at all levels in the geoscience curriculum, from introductory courses (PCAST, 2012) to required courses for geoscience majors. Research projects embedded in formal coursework are increasingly recognized as an important mechanism to inspire and recruit students to the geosciences in introductory courses, and to provide essential pre-professional development for students continuing in geoscience degree programs. This workshop will present numerous strategies for conducting in-class research projects including use of archived on-line Earth data, use of instrumentation, computer and physical modeling, and field-based research. Participants will receive practical advice on design principles, development and implementation plans, and research project assessments. This workshop builds on the On the Cutting Edge modules on Undergraduate Research in Earth Science Classes: Engaging Students in the First Two Years and Strategies to Involve Undergraduates in Research: Upper Division Courses, Independent Study, and REU's (co-sponsored by CUR).

Town Halls

  • Monday, 14 December 2015 - 12:30–1:30 PM - TOWN HALL: Next Steps for the Next Generation Science Standards in Earth and Space Science: A Town Hall Discussion – Aida Awad (Maine Township High School), Susan Sullivan (CIRES/CU Boulder), and Edward Robeck (AGI) Moscone West 2007
  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM Teaching Mineral Resources with an Emphasis on the NGSS Practices and Crosscutting Concepts – Aida Award (Marine East High School), Susan M. Sullivan (University of Colorado), and Edward Robeck (AGI)

Education Topical Sessions

Click on the links below to see session descriptions and submit abstracts via the AGU website.

ED001. Adventurers of the 21st century: exploring new horizons through global citizen science
Dragos George Zaharescu1, Natalie M Kehrwald2 and Yadi Wang1, (1)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States(2)University of Venice, Venice, Italy

ED002. Amazing Games and Superb Simulations for Science Education
Randy M Russell, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Erin L Wood, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Jessica Brunacini, Columbia Climate Center, New York, NY, United States

ED003. Amazing technologies and capabilities that contribute to STEM
Emily Law, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Kristen J Erickson, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and Brian Hamilton Day, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States

ED004. Assessment and Research in Online and Virtual Science Learning Environments
Steven C Semken, Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration and Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Tempe, AZ, United States and Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States

ED005. Best Practices in Meaningful and Authentic Science Outreach to Formal and Informal Audiences
Todd D Ellis1, Melissa A Burt2 and Matthew A Rogers2, (1)Western Michigan University, Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Kalamazoo, MI, United States(2)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States

ED006. Bright STaRS: Bright Students Training as Research Scientists (Poster Session)
Jennifer Saltzman, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States and Pranoti M Asher, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States

ED007. Building the Global Talent Pool in Earth and Space Science
Cathryn A Manduca, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, United States and Carlos A Dengo, Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States

ED008. Climate Literacy in K-12 Classrooms: Challenges, Solutions, and Change
Patricia Harcourt, University of Maryland Center (UMCES) for Environmental Science, Frostburg, MD, United States, Suseela Remata Reddy, Jackson State University, Sciences and Geoscience, Jackson, MS, United States and David Finnigan, Climate Change is Elementary, Celebration, FL, United States

ED009. Climate Literacy in Multidisciplinary Higher Education
Scott Denning1, James A Brey2 and SueEllen Campbell1, (1)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States(2)AMS-Education Program, Washington, DC, United States

ED010. Climate Literacy: Building Bridges Between Scientists and Educators
Rebecca K Anderson, Alliance for Climate Education, Oakland, CA, United States, Minda Berbeco, National Center for Science Education, Oakland, CA, United States and Laura F Tenenbaum, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Burbank, CA, United States

ED011. Climate Literacy: Climate education and outreach utilizing ocean observations
Emily A. Smith1, Jennifer Saleem Arrigo1,2 and Diane Stanitski3, (1)NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States(2)NOAA Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, MD, United States(3)NOAA, ESRL Global Monitoring Division, Boulder, CO, United States

ED012. Climate Literacy: Enlisting Citizens to Help Produce and Assess Climate-Relevant Information to Better Anticipate, Mitigate, and Adapt to Environmental Change
Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, GHSPi/Passport to Knowledge, Jersey City, NJ, United States, Amy P. Kaminski, NASA, Office of the Chief Scientist, Washington, DC, DC, United States and John McLaughlin, NOAA, Office of Education, Washington, DC, DC, United States

ED013. Climate Literacy: Informal Education to Engage Learners of All Ages
David Scott Lustick, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Education, Lowell, MA, United States, Robert F Chen, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, United States and William Spitzer, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA, United States

ED014. Climate Literacy: Models, Impacts, and Best Practices from Research and Evaluation
Hilarie B Davis, TLC Inc., Jensen Beach, FL, United States, Karen McNeal, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, Ann M Martin, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States and Peg Steffen, NOAA National Ocean Service, Edcuation, Silver Spring, MD, United States

ED015. Climate Literacy: Moving Past Misconceptions and Barriers
Minda Berbeco, National Center for Science Education, Oakland, CA, United States, Nick Haddad, TERC, Cambridge, MA, United States and Mona Behl, The University of Georgia, The Georgia Sea Grant College Program, Athens, GA, United States

ED016. Climate Literacy: Scaling Impacts of Climate Literacy Efforts through Effective Partnerships and Networks
William J Weber, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Tamara S Ledley, TERC, Cambridge, MA, United States and Frank Niepold III, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States

ED017. Climate Literacy: The Culture of Science
Laura F Tenenbaum, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Mona Behl, The University of Georgia, The Georgia Sea Grant College Program, Athens, GA, United States

ED018. Climate literacy: What are the impacts of place-based education?
Gillian Puttick1, Catherine Carlton2 and Brian Drayton1, (1)TERC, Cambridge, MA, United States(2)Institute at the Golden Gate, Sausalito, CA, United States

ED019. Current Thinking on the Value and Best Practices of Mentoring
Meredith Galanter Hastings, Brown Univ-Geological Sciences, Providence, RI, United States, Valerie Sloan, UCAR, Boulder, CO, United States and Bethany Holm Adamec, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States

ED020. Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities for Education
Patricia H Reiff, Rice University, Houston, TX, United States, Claire L Raftery, Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, Michelle Nichols-Yehling, Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL, United States and Robert R Downs, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States

ED021. Digital Devices for Fieldwork, Data Analysis, and Geospatial Visualization—Innovative Applications to Undergraduate Education and Authentic Undergraduate Research Experiences Across Geoscience Disciplines
Declan G De Paor, Old Dominion Univ, Norfolk, VA, United States, Steven J Whitmeyer, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, United States and Callan Bentley, Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, Geology, Annandale, VA, United States

ED022. Education and Outreach Through Large Facilities: Innovative Approaches to Sharing Geophysical Research and Evaluating the Broader Impacts
Donna J Charlevoix, UNAVCO, Inc. Boulder, Education and Community Engagement, Boulder, CO, United States, John Taber, IRIS, Washington, DC, United States and Steven C Semken, Arizona State University, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States

ED023. Education General Contributions
Tamara S Ledley, TERC, Cambridge, MA, United States and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions, Los Alamos, NM, United States

ED024. Educator Professional Development and Student Programs Promoting Authentic Scientific Research
Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States, Edgar A Bering III, University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States, Janet Warburton, ARCUS, Fairbanks, AK, United States and Constance E Walker, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States

ED025. Emerging challenges and solutions in running inclusive Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) in the geosciences
Rebecca Haacker1, Daphne S LaDue2 and Valerie Sloan1, (1)UCAR, Boulder, CO, United States(2)University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States

ED026. Engaging Undergraduates in Learning About the Earth, Oceans, and Atmospheric Sciences Through NSF Educational Funding Programs
Jill Singer, SUNY-Buffalo State, Earth Sciences, Buffalo, NY, United States and Jeffrey G Ryan, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, United States

ED027. Era of Citizen Science and Big Data: Intersection of Outreach, Crowd-Sourced Data and Scientific Research
Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher, Space Science Institute Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States and Constance E Walker, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States

ED028. Experience-based Learning: Enhancing Earth Science Education by Expanding the Classroom
Stephen E MacAvoy, American University, Washington, DC, United States and Stephen A Macko, Univ Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States

ED029. From the Research Labs to the Teaching Labs: Integrating Physical Analog Models into the Classroom Laboratory
Gary B. Glesener, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Philip Prince, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Geosciences, Blacksburg, VA, United States

ED030. Frontiers in Student and Public Engagement in Earth and Space Science using Scientific Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Multicultural Pedagogical Approaches
Laura M Peticolas, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, Nancy A Ali, Univ of CA-Space Sciences Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States, David Begay, Indigenous Education Institution, Friday Harbor, WA, United States and Indira Bhatt Gupta, SKY Institute, USA, Boulder, CO, United States

ED031. Frontiers of graduate education and training: Interdisciplinary and innovative transformations, experiences, and challenges
Julian J Reyes, Washington State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pullman, WA, United States, Jacqueline Burgher, Washington State University, Chemical and Bioengineering, Pullman, WA, United States, Julia I Bradley-Cook, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States, and Aaron Pina, Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States

ED032. Geoethics and Critical Thinking in Undergraduate Geoscience Classes
Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States, Vincent S Cronin, Baylor University, Geology, Waco, TX, United States and David W Mogk, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT, United States

ED033. Implementing K-12 Geoscience with the Next Generation Science Standards
Michael J Passow, National Earth Science Teachers Association, Boulder, CO, United States; Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers, Palisades, NY, United States, and Michael Edward Wysession, Washington Univ, Saint Louis, MO, United States

ED034. Integration of Art into Earth Science Education
Laura Conner, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Ronan Hallowell, New Roads High School, Santa Monica, CA, United States, Stephen M Pompea, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States and Valerie Casasanto, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States

ED035. Make It More Simple: The Up-Goer Five Giving-It-a-Try (aka Challenge)
Peter L Weiss1, Olivia Ambrogio2 and Mary Catherine Adams1, (1)American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States(2)American Geophysical Union, Washington, United States

ED036. Professional Development for Graduate Students in the Geosciences
Nicholas A Gross, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States and Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States

ED037. Public STEM Events
Andrea P Jones, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States and Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States

ED038. Research Based Advances in Undergraduate Hydrology Education
Emad H Habib, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, United States, Thorsten Wagener, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8, United Kingdom, Benjamin L Ruddell, Arizona State University, Fulton Schools of Engineering, Tempe, AZ, United States and Venkatesh Merwade, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States

ED039. Sharing Best Practices and Effective Models for Program Evaluation and Demonstrating the Impact of your Education and Public Outreach Programs
Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States, Hilarie B Davis, Technology for Learning Consortium, Inc., North Kingstown, RI, United States and Stephanie Staples Shipp, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States

ED040. Strategies, Best Practices, Successes, and Lessons Learned for Advancing Entry Level, Mid-Skill, and Professional Level URM Participation in the Geosciences Workforce
Ashanti Johnson1,2, Vivian Williamson2, Melanie D Harrison3 and Jerome Murphy4, (1)University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States(2)Institute for Broadening Participation, Damariscotta, ME, United States(3)NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States(4)ExxonMobil Spring, Spring, TX, United States

ED041. Teaching sustainability, and human impact thought collaborative educational methods.
Diana Lynne Ibarra, Independent Schools Foundation Academy, Pokfulam, Hong Kong and Malcolm Pritchard, Independent Schools Foundation Academy, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

ED042. Teaching the scientific method as an integral part of Earth and physical science classes
Geoffrey W Cook, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States and Heather M Cook, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA, United States

ED043. The Role of Scientists as Communicators: Practice, Research and Reflection
Heidi A Roop, GNS Science-Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd, Lower Hutt, New Zealand,Samuel Michael Illingworth, Univ of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, Sarah DeWitt, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and Saskia M van Manen, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7, United Kingdom; The Netherlands Red Cross, Resilience Advisory Unit, The Hague, Netherlands

ED044. Tools, Resources, and Lessons Learned for Scientists and Engineers Engaging in Education and Public Outreach
Sanlyn Buxner1, Jennifer Grier1, Lora Bleacher2 and Bryan Mendez3, (1)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States(2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States(3)Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States

ED045. Undergraduate Earth, atmospheric, ocean, and space science Research and Outreach Poster Showcase
Aisha Renee Morris, UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, United States, Pranoti M Asher, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States, Rebecca Haacker, UCAR, Boulder, CO, United States and Lee Phillips, Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington, DC, United States

ED046. Understanding learning processes in geoscience classrooms: New tools and insights
Ritayan Mitra, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States and Karen McNeal, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States

ED047. Using our own scientific research in teaching students in higher education: Innovations, opportunities and challenges
Vincent Tong, University College London, London, United Kingdom and Elena B Sparrow, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States


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