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Building Stronger Courses

Part of the NAGT Traveling Workshops Program

This track of the Traveling Workshop Program brings half or full day workshops, run by national leaders in undergraduate geoscience education, to institutions and events around the country. As a part of the process of hosting a workshop, NAGT members at colleges, universities and other organizations can apply to have one of our facilitators bring a workshop on an important teaching topic to their campus.

Drawing on experiences from the successful Distinguished Speaker Series program and a decade of the On the Cutting Edge project, the goal of the program is to improve geoscience education by providing local opportunities for extended exploration and development of new curricula and pedagogies.

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Topics and Sessions

Under the auspices of this program, institutions can bring in an expert to run a workshop in one or more of four important areas of teaching and learning:

  • designing effective and engaging courses
  • metacognition, motivation, and the affective domain
  • active learning
  • assessing learning and programs

Workshop Facilitators for 2015-16

For Additional Information, email the program lead Karl Wirth or Erica Zweifel in the NAGT Office