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NASA-NAGT Earth Education Resources for Two-Year College Faculty (EarthEd2YC)

published Mar 10, 2014 10:21am

NASA's Earth Forum and NAGT's Geo2YC are launching a new series of webinars for geoscience faculty at two-year colleges, called EarthEd2YC. Each webinar includes 30 minutes of professional development for full-time and part-time faculty seeking educational resources and other guidance from NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Earth Science Education and Public Outreach Forum(SMD E/PO) and NAGT's Geosciences for Two-Year Colleges (Geo2YC) professional division.

Beginning March 7, 2014, live webinars will be on the first Friday of each month at 1:00pm Eastern Time (10:00am Pacific Time). Each live 20 minute presentation will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion, with real time chat throughout. All resources discussed in the webinars will be made available online. The webinars will be recorded and made available for later viewing. The initial series will run through August with possible renewal for Fall 2014.

The first webinar topics scheduled for discussion were identified through a 2012-2013 survey of 2YC faculty conducted by the NASA SMD E/PO Higher Education Working Group (HEWG). We want to include your ideas for EarthEd2YC topics - please contact Russanne Low at

Upcoming Discussions:

April 4: Online Earth & Space Sciences: Active Learning Opportunities
Facilitator: Suzanne Metlay, NAGT Geo2YC, Western Governors University

Future Topics in Series

  • It Takes a Village to Build an Online Course: NASA Resources and Online Pedagogy
  • Democratization of Science: Using Citizen Science Data in Classrooms
  • Making the Case for Excellence: Teaching Evaluation and Assessment

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