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NAGT and Geoscience Education at GSA 2005

16 - 19 October, 2005
Salt Lake City, UT

NAGT Business | NAGT-Sponsored Educational Sessions | Other Educational Sessions


Organization Business

  • Executive Committee: Saturday, 10/15; 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • Executive Committee and Council: Saturday, 10/15; 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Earth Science Education Reception (GSA ,GSA Div. Geo. Ed., NAGT, DLESE, Cutting Edge): Saturday, 10/15; 5:30 - 7:00 PM
  • GSA Presidential Address and Awards: Saturday (11/6/04), 7:00 - 9:00 PM
  • GSA Presidential Students' Breakfast: Sunday (11/7/04), 7:00 - 8:30 AM
  • NAGT/GSA Div. Geo. Ed. Luncheon (Ticketed): Sunday, 10/16; 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Past Presidents' Breakfast: Monday, 10/17; 7:15 - 8:45 AM
  • AGI Meeting: Monday, 10/17; 8:00 - 10:30 AM
  • GSA Geoscience Education Division Management Board: Monday, 10/17; 3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • GSA Geoscience Education Division Social: Monday, 10/17; 4:00 - 4:30 PM
  • GSA Geoscience Education Division General Business Meeting: Monday, 10/17; 4:30 - 5:30 PM
  • NAGT/USGS Coop Summer Field: Monday 10/17; 3:30 - 5:30 PM
  • GSA Associated and Allied Societies: Tuesday, 10/18; 6:30 - 9:00 AM

NAGT-Sponsored Education Sessions

89. Efficient and Effective Practices in Using Web Sites and Technologies to Support and Manage Information, Student Learning and Recruitment, and Public Education

National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Christopher W. Thomas
  • Increasingly, student learning and recruitment and public education are supported by organizational or individual Web sites, Web technologies, and online courses. This explores successful implementations that increase student/public learning or make Web technologies usable, simple, and informative.
    Geoscience Information/Communication; Geoscience Education; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System
    Submit an abstract to this session

97. Innovation, Evaluation, and Best Practices in Informal Geoscience Education

National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division; Association of Earth Science Editors
Robert M. Ross, Warren D. Allmon
  • Informal education reaches millions every year with potentially life-changing geoscience education. This session will feature best practices in informal geoscience education, for example innovative approaches, techniques for evaluation, and creation of partnerships with formal education.
    Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
    Submit an abstract to this session

100. Integrating Research into Undergraduate Geoscience Coursework

National Association of Geoscience Teachers
C. Frederick Lohrengel, Robert L. Eves, Mark Colberg
  • Research as an integral part of undergraduate coursework is a rapidly growing trend. Share your successes, failures, and ideas for future growth directions with others.
    Geoscience Education
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101. Interdisciplinary Education: Applications of GIS and the Infusion of Spatial Concepts Across the Curriculum

National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Richard B. Schultz, Mark R. Hafen, J. Christopher Haley
  • This interdisciplinary session, emphasizing the diverse applications of GIS and educational methodologies of spatial concept instruction, showcases broad and unique applications for GIS and creates an awareness for the infusion of spatial concepts across the educational curriculum.
    Geoscience Education; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System; Geoscience Information/Communication
    Submit an abstract to this session

103. Is it Science? Strategies for Addressing Creationism in the Classroom and the Community

National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geology and Society Division; Geology and Public Policy Committee; GSA Geoscience Education Division
Michael A. Phillips, Robert C. Thomas, Sheila M. Roberts
  • Creationists present their faith-based philosophy as scientifically rigorous and valid. This session will explore techniques for dealing with creationist challenges in the college classroom and present strategies for addressing efforts to add creationist content to K—12 science curricula.
    Geoscience Education; Public Policy; Geoscience Information/Communication
    Submit an abstract to this session

104. It's About Time: Teaching the Temporal Aspects of Geoscience (Posters)

National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division
R. Heather Macdonald, David W. Mogk, Barbara Tewksbury
  • Posters will demonstrate ways to enhance student understanding of all aspects of geologic time and its measurement (including rates, recurrence intervals, predictions, dating techniques, teaching with a temporal theme, research on learning about time).
    Geoscience Education
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105. Let's Rock Their World: Integrating Planetary Science Data into Undergraduate Geoscience Courses

GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; On the Cutting Edge; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Eric B. Grosfils, Barbara Tewksbury
  • This session will present examples of innovative ideas for effectively integrating planetary science data into a variety of types of undergraduate geology courses at both the introductory and upper level.
    Planetary Geology; Geoscience Education
    Submit an abstract to this session

106. Methods of Assessing Teaching and Learning in the Geosciences

National Association of Geoscience Teachers
David N. Steer, David A. McConnell, Katherine Owens
  • This session will focus on effective assessment of student learning and the impact on faculty teaching in the geosciences. Papers are solicited that discuss development, implementation, and research findings from assessment studies.
    Geoscience Education
    Submit an abstract to this session

108. Museum-College Connections: Rich Opportunities for Earth Science Education (Posters)

National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Eleanor Miele, Maritza Macdonald, Wayne Powell
  • This session will profile how partnerships between museums and colleges have improved earth science education and provide blueprints for how other institutions might build similar productive educational teams.
    Geoscience Education
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109. Providing Future Elementary and Middle School Teachers with Meaningful Geoscience Content Knowledge

GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Heather L. Petcovic, Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman
  • How do we ensure that prospective K—8 teachers have an adequate yet meaningful understanding of geoscience content? This session considers research-based, effective methods, courses or curricula that enhance the geoscience content knowledge of future teachers.
    Geoscience Education
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110. REU at 25: Its Impact on Undergraduate Geoscience Education

National Association of Geoscience Teachers; Council on Undergraduate Research, Geoscience Division
Jeffrey G. Ryan, Lori Bettison-Varga, Laura Guertin
  • In celebration of 25 years of the National Science Foundation-Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU program, this session will highlight geoscience REU initiatives, examine best practices for research with undergraduates, and assess the role of REU in geoscience Bachelor's degree programs today.
    Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
    Submit an abstract to this session

113. Strategies for Teaching Introductory Geoscience in Large Lecture Classes

National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Michelle L. Stoklosa, Karen Viskupic
  • This session will focus on strategies for teaching introductory geoscience to classes of 100+ students. Papers are solicited that illustrate effective or failed methods for improving any aspects of teaching/learning in large lecture classes.
    Geoscience Education
    Submit an abstract to this session

114. We Can Continue to Do Better: More Alternatives to the Same Old Lab Lecture Format in the College Classroom

GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Elizabeth M. King, Dexter Perkins
  • There are many excellent alternative teaching tools rather than the standard lab-lecture format. Building on last year's successful theme session, this session will provide an opportunity to continue sharing innovative teaching styles across the discipline.
    Geoscience Education
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Educational Pardee Session (Not sponsored by NAGT)

P4. Speaking Out for Evolution: Rationale and Resources for Supporting the Teaching of Evolution

Paleontological Society; Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Judy Scotchmoor, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, Calif.; Carol M. Tang, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, Calif.

Education Topical Sessions (Not Sponsored by NAGT)

99. Imparting Hands-on Geological Education: Reaching out to Undergraduates and K—12 Students (Posters)

Nazrul I. Khandaker, Stanley Schleifer
  • This session is intended to provide an opportunity for motivated and curious undergraduates and K—12 students to present the results of their research to the geoscience community as a part of their early involvement in inquiry-based learning abilities.
    Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication; Environmental Geoscience
    Submit an abstract to this session

102. International Undergraduate Field Trips: Logistics, Challenges, and Successes

Timothy P. Flood, Nelson R. Ham
  • This session welcomes geoscience educators to share their experiences in leading undergraduate international field trips. The presenters will provide information to those who conduct such trips and those who wish to initiate such trips.
    Geoscience Education
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111. Sigma Gamma Epsilon Student Research (Posters)

Donald W. Neal, Charles Mankin

112. Earthcaching — Educational Earth Science Geocaches that Link Public and other Lands with the General Public via a Web-based Adventure Game

Gary B. Lewis
  • Earthcaching is the educational earth science—based component of the geocaching game. It takes real sites and provides educational notes via the Web that visitors can use to discover some fascinating aspect of our planet.
    Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
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