John McDaris

Science Education Resource Center (SERC)

Carleton College

Geoscience Education Associate

507-222-7938, jmcdaris@carleton.edu
Curriculum Vitae (Acrobat (PDF) 84kB Aug11 17)

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Workshop Leader and Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Activities (8)

What Kind of Continental Margin am I? Active or Passive? part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons
Volcanoes, earthquakes, and topography reveal whether a continental margin is active or passive. In this activity, students use the GeoMapApp tool to work with earthquake, volcano, and topographic data to identify ...

Lab 1: Meteorological Monsters part of EarthLabs for Educators:Hurricanes
The lab activity described here was created by Martos Hoffman of TERC and John McDaris of SERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In this introductory activity, students view and interpret ...

Lab 2: Hurricane Anatomy part of EarthLabs for Educators:Hurricanes
The lab activity described here was created by John McDaris of SERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students view and explore a variety of different hurricane visualizations: movies of ...

Lab 5: All About Air Pressure part of EarthLabs for Educators:Hurricanes
The lab activity described here was created by John McDaris of SERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students select a storm from the HURDAT database and create its track in the ...

Hurricanes and Heat Transfer part of EarthLabs for Educators:Hurricanes
The lab activity described here was created by John McDaris of SERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In this activity students investigate how hurricanes transfer heat by conducting ...

Hurricanes Unit Overview part of EarthLabs for Educators:Hurricanes
In this EarthLabs module, students will do hands-on experiments and study hurricanes in satellite imagery and visualizations. They'll also explore over 150 years of storm data to find out when and where these storms occur. If students are studying hurricanes during hurricane season, they can monitor the position and status of storms in real time. Hurricanes can serve as an exciting entry point into understanding everyday weather, or a culminating topic for an Earth system or environmental science unit.

Hurricanes: Unit Overview part of Hurricanes
In this EarthLabs module, students will do hands-on experiments and study hurricanes in satellite imagery and visualizations. They'll also explore over 150 years of storm data to find out when and where these storms occur. If students are studying hurricanes during hurricane season, they can monitor the position and status of storms in real time. Hurricanes can serve as an exciting entry point into understanding everyday weather, or a culminating topic for an Earth system or environmental science unit.

Cycles of the Sun and Moon part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
This activity asks students to download sunrise and sunset data along with moon phase data and graph these data sets together in a spreadsheet in order to visualize the cycles of the seasons and the moon.

Conference Presentations (9)

Building Interdisciplinary Sustainability Programs part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Understanding issues related to environmental problem-solving and sustainability requires background in natural systems and social systems as well as integrating information from diverse sources. Many students are ...

A Program Model for Engaging a Community: Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-year Colleges part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) is a multi-year national professional development program for geoscience faculty in two-year colleges (2YCs) that enabled broad and ...

Broadening Access to STEM and Geoscience through Support for the Whole Student part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Over the last decade, the percentage of students from underrepresented minorities (URM) graduating with geoscience degrees has increased dramatically. But progress has been faster across the whole of STEM and in ...

Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges (SAGE 2YC): Building a Foundation for Change through a Network of Regional Communities of Practice part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
One goal of SAGE 2YC: Faculty as Change Agents is to develop regional communities that can promote a cycle of change through activities that allow members to share experiences, synthesize expertise, and document ...

For Higher Ed portal to Resources Supporting Change from Individual to Program scales part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Making and supporting changes in higher education at multiple scales presents challenges that are shared broadly by individuals and programs across institution types. It is important that we, as agents of change, ...

Lessons from the InTeGrate Implementation Teams: Synthesizing Real-World Experience part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
The InTeGrate project supports the teaching of geoscience in the context of societal issues both within geoscience courses and across the undergraduate curriculum. The work of InTeGrate has included supporting 16 ...

SAGE 2YC: Two-Year College Geoscience Faculty as Change Agents part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
The SAGE 2YC project is building a national network of self-sustaining local communities of two-year college (2YC) faculty, including adjunct instructors, from a broad range of geoscience fields including geology, ...

Drawing Diverse Students into your Class part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Friday A
Broadening the diversity of students learning about the Earth is of fundamental importance if society is to meet the resource and environmental challenges facing it. The perspectives of groups traditionally ...

Models of program – scale change: Common elements in the implementation of the InTeGrate design philosophy and teaching materials part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday A
Solving the Earth-related grand challenges facing society and building a sustainable future requires both an Earth literate public and a workforce that can bring geoscience to bear on tough societal issues. ...

Other Contributions (5)

Developing Effective Web-Based Learning Resources in the Geosciences part of Web-Based Resources
The following pages contain information, activities, references and links to help faculty creating on-line teaching materials in the Geosciences. This site addresses how to begin the process of putting resources on the web, how to design the educational content of those resources and how to design and build the actual resource. You are encouraged to add to the discussion of the web resources provided here. There are places throughout the site where users can leave feedback and answer questions. User comments will be incorporated into later versions of this web site and future On The Cutting Edge workshops.

Science Education Resource Center (SERC) part of Network of STEM Education Centers:Center Profiles
Engaging teaching activities. Effective pedagogy. Transformative workshops.

Teaching about Hazards in Geoscience part of Hazards
Major hazardous events and natural disasters provide geoscience educators with powerful opportunities to engage their students with class content and the general public with how the geosciences impact their ...

Teaching for Diversity and Recruitment Strategies part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Poster Sessions
See Related Oral Session w/ discussion @ 3:45pm, Thursday

Teaching For Diversity part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Oral Sessions
See Related Poster Session

Communities

Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Central Section, Geo2YC: The Two-Year College Division
On the Cutting Edge Activity Reviewer

Workshop Leader

Workshop Participant (44 workshops)

Building Pathways for Success: Supporting student transfer from 2YC to 4YCU
July 2017
ITG 2017 Online Teaching Workshop
May 2017 Staff
GeoEd Research workshop
July 2016
Colorado’s Changing Energy Portfolio Workshop
November 2015 Staff
Academic Supports - Rendezvous15
July 2015
Geo Ed Research -Rendezvous15
July 2015
ITG Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice Workshop
May 2015 Staff
Online Data Sets 2015
May 2015 Staff
Cutting Edge 2014 Undergrad Research
August 2014 Staff
Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014
June 2014 Staff
InTeGrate Broadening Access Workshop
February 2014 Staff
Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges
July 2013 Staff
Interpreting and Teaching with Tomograms
April 2013 Staff
Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges
July 2012 Staff
Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012
July 2012 Staff
Teaching Environmental Geology 2012
June 2012 Staff
Virtual Course Design - Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry - 2012
March 2012 Staff
Spring 2012 Workshop
March 2012 Staff
Visualizing Seismic Waves for Teaching and Research
February 2011 Staff
Teaching Geoscience in the Field in the 21st Century
August 2010 Staff
Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Teach Geoscience in the 21st Century
August 2010 Staff
2010 Sustainability Workshop
June 2010 Staff
Designing Effective and Innovative Courses - 2010
May 2010 Staff
Understanding the Deep Earth
February 2010 Staff
Teaching Paleontology Workshop 2009
July 2009 Staff
Broadening Access to STEM Workshop
June 2009 Staff
Using MARGINS Data in your Classroom
May 2009 Staff
Hurricane-Climate Change Connection 2008
October 2008 Staff
Geomorphology Workshop 2008
July 2008 Staff
Urban Geology Workshop 2008
March 2008 Staff
Geophysics Workshop 2007
August 2007 Staff
Teacher Preparation Workshop 2007
May 2007 Staff
Affective Domain 2007
February 2007 Staff
Improving the Quantitative Training of Earth Science Graduate Students
February 2006 Staff
Quantitative Skills 2005
June 2005 Staff
Student Learning: Observing and Assessing 2005
May 2005 Staff
Quantitative Skills 2004
July 2004 Staff
Visualization Workshop 2004
February 2004 Staff
The Role of Two-Year Colleges in Geoscience Education Workshop 2010
January 1970 Staff
Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2017
Earth Educators Rendezvous 2017 mini-workshop: Teaching Online
Earth Educators Rendezvous 2017 mini-workshop: Teaching about Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities
Rendezvous 2016 mini-workshop: Exploring the Use of Computational Models in Teaching Climate Change in K-12
GSA 2012 Preparing Workforce and Transfer Students in 2YC
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