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Education Sessions and Activities at AGU Fall 2016 Meeting

NAGT is pleased to outline a variety of geoscience education sessions planned for the Fall 2016 AGU Meeting held in San Francisco, CA, from December 12-16, 2016. Stop by the NAGT booth for the most up-to-date information on upcoming workshops, educational resources, and teaching activities.

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Exhibit Hall

Stop by the NAGT booth #308 for information on NAGT, InTeGrate, SERC, as well as other sponsored projects. Better yet, consider volunteering in the booth. Volunteering provides a great opportunity to talk/distribute materials about NAGT, meet other geoscience educators, and get to know some of the NAGT staff.

Workshops

Various entities, are offering a very full schedule of education- and outreach-related workshops at this year's Fall Meeting. More information on all the workshops is available via the Fall Meeting Web site

Sunday, 11 December 2016
2016 Workshop for Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Sciences Departments
San Francisco Marriott Marquis – Room Golden Gate A

This one-day workshop provides an opportunity for heads and chairs of Earth and Space Science departments to discuss issues and strategies for building a strong department, meet other heads and chairs, and learn more about current issues.

Monday, 12 December 2016
Geophysical Information for Teachers Workshop Day 1
Leaders: Aida Awad and Susan Sullivan (NAGT), Ed Robeck (AGI), John Bailey (Google's Geo Education) and Peder Nelson (Oregon State University).
Monday, 12 December, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
San Francisco Marriott Marquis - Golden Gate A
Ticketed Event

Description: Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops allow science teachers to hear about the latest geoscience research from the scientists making the discoveries, explore new classroom resources for their students, and visit exhibits and technical sessions of the AGU meeting for free. For more info see http://education.agu.org/education-activities-at-agu-meetings/gift/

Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Geophysical Information for Teachers Workshop Day 2
Leaders: Aida Awad and Susan Sullivan (NAGT), Ed Robeck (AGI), John Bailey (Google's Geo Education) and Peder Nelson (Oregon State University).
Tuesday, 13 December, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
San Francisco Marriott Marquis - Golden Gate A
Ticketed Event

Description: Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops allow science teachers to hear about the latest geoscience research from the scientists making the discoveries, explore new classroom resources for their students, and visit exhibits and technical sessions of the AGU meeting for free. For more info see http://education.agu.org/education-activities-at-agu-meetings/gift/

Broadening Participation in the Geosciences: Making What Works Work for You
Leaders: Randy Richardson, Suzanne O'Connell, and Dave Mogk
Tuesday, 13 December, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
San Francisco Marriott Marquis - Golden Gate C1
Ticketed Event

Description: The geosciences have struggled to improve participation and retention of students from diverse backgrounds. This workshop will focus on best practices nationally, including the sharing of research results and resources from the GeoNeeds project. The workshop will be very interactive, take advantage of the expertise and experience of participants, and have time for participants from a range of institution types to create their own action plans. Materials generated for the workshop, and resource materials generated by the workshop, will be available to the community after the workshop on the NAGT website. This workshop is a partnership between AGU Education and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. The conveners are Randy Richardson, Suzanne O'Connell, and Dave Mogk.

Earth in Context: Resources for Integrating Earth Literacy with Societal Issues Across the Curriculum
Leaders: Anne Egger with additional InTeGrate authors
Tuesday, 13 December, 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
San Francisco Marriott Marquis - Golden Gate C1
Ticketed Event

Description: How do we prepare students for a future—and a present—where they will confront climate change, water availability issues, resource depletion, and other sustainability concerns that will require a robust understanding of the intersection between the Earth and society? One key strategy is to incorporate these issues into teaching at all levels and for all students. InTeGrate has developed a set of community-built modules that directly address Earth-related grand challenges through the use of engaging, data-rich activities that incorporate interdisciplinary problem solving. These materials have been developed and tested by faculty at a variety of types of institutions and come with built-in assessments and resources for both instructors and students. Topics range from environmental justice and freshwater resources to climate change, soils and agriculture, coastal communities, mineral resources, sustainable land use, and natural hazards. In this workshop, we will explore the InTeGrate materials, discuss the underlying design rubric, and work with participants to adapt the materials to their institutional and geographic setting. This workshop is a partnership between AGU Education and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.

Town Halls

Check out the list of Town Halls happening at the 2016 Fall Meeting. Town Halls offer an opportunity for government agencies, academic programs, special projects, and other focused interest groups to gather input from the broader AGU Community. Go take part and make your voice heard.

Check out the list of Science and Society SWIRL topics happening at the 2016 Fall Meeting. SWIRLs identify sessions across disciplines that have a common theme or topic. Plan to attend these sessions throughout the meeting!

Education Topical Sessions

MONDAY, 12 DECEMBER 2016

08:00 - 10:00

08:00 - 12:20
10:20 - 12:20
13:40 - 15:40
13:40 - 18:00

TUESDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2016

08:00 - 10:00

08:00 - 12:20
10:20 - 12:20
13:40 - 15:40
13:40 - 18:00
16:00 - 18:00

WEDNESDAY, 14 DECEMBER 2016

08:00 - 10:00

08:00 - 12:20
10:20 - 12:20
13:40 - 15:40
13:40 - 18:00
16:00 - 18:00

THURSDAY, 15 DECEMBER 2016

08:00 - 10:00

08:00 - 12:20
10:20 - 12:20
13:40 - 15:40
13:40 - 18:00

FRIDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2016

08:00 - 09:00

08:00 - 10:00
08:00 - 12:20
09:05 - 10:00
10:20 - 12:20

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