Renew your NAGT membership for 2023
- Discounted registration rates on NAGT Professional development workshops, including the Earth Educators' Rendezvous
- The monthly NAGT e-newsletter, featuring articles, updates, and deadlines in the world of Geoscience Education
- A subscription to the Journal of Geoscience Education, the premier peer-reviewed publication for geoscience education research, curriculum, and instruction
- Online access to In the Trenches, our quarterly magazine focused on improving geoscience education at all levels
- A voice in the development of Teach the Earth, NAGT's portal to online teaching and professional development resources for geoscience educators
- The ability to recognize your colleagues and students through NAGT's awards
- Opportunities to volunteer in NAGT committees and offices, from advocacy to professional development
NAGT Professional Development Community Survey
NAGT is considering new options for online professional development that would complement our in-person offerings. This survey is an opportunity for the community to provide input on future directions for NAGT's offerings. Please complete the short professional development survey by December 16, 2022, to share your ideas. Feel free to share the link to this survey with others, even if they are not current NAGT members.
Support Earth education for all with a donation to NAGT
Help us celebrate NAGT's 85th year with a donation! You can donate at any time and in any amount. Or, participate in one of two upcoming giving holidays.
Thank you for supporting NAGT!
NAGT at the 2022 AGU Fall Meeting
NAGT is pleased to sponsor a variety of geoscience education sessions and activities planned for the Fall 2022 AGU meeting, held in Chicago, IL and online from December 12-16, 2022. NAGT will also have a booth (#1327) in the exhibit hall where we will be showcasing upcoming workshops, educational resources, and more!
Interested in helping staff the NAGT booth? Volunteering provides a great opportunity to talk about NAGT, meet other geoscience educators, and get to know some of the NAGT staff. Contact Mitchell Bender-Awalt (email@example.com) if you're interested in volunteering.
Nominate yourself or your colleagues for an NAGT committee
Help to guide the work of the organization: NAGT committees are seeking new members. For more information about each committee and to nominate yourself or a colleague, please visit NAGT's Get Involved in NAGT Leadership web page. The following committees are seeking new members:
- Advocacy Committee
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
- Webinar Planning Committee
- Award, Grant, and Scholarship Committees:
Submit Article Suggestions to In the Trenches
Are you doing something creative, innovative, or inspiring in your geoscience teaching? In the Trenches (ITT) would like to spread the word! ITT articles are short (2500 words or so) pieces that describe what you're doing and how others can try your techniques. Submit ITT article suggestions and check out the October Issue!
The January 2023 issue of ITT will focus on using art to teach!
Science and Engineering Practices for Online Air Quality Education Webinar and Opportunity for K12 Teachers
Sign up to attend an upcoming webinar organized by the Air and Waste Management Association's (A&WMA) K12 Education Committee to learn how you can teach air quality in your science classes. The webinar will introduce the Air and Waste Management Association, provide general background about air quality and public health, and share the project called, Science and Engineering Practices for Online Air Quality Education.
This project is an opportunity for middle and high school science teachers in the US and Canada to earn a $1,000.00 stipend for preparing, delivering, and providing feedback on a three-part AQ 6-12 lesson. Teachers from public, charter, and private or independent schools who teach environmental science topics in their science classrooms are eligible to apply. We anticipate about 10 hours of work. Middle and high school science teachers in private, public, and charter schools are eligible to participate. Title I middle and high school science teachers are strongly encouraged to submit an application as well as middle and high school science teachers from schools in areas chronically exposed to poor air quality. Register for a webinar.
Webinar dates and times:
- Tuesday, December 6, 2022 5:00 to 6:00 pm ET (2:00 to 3:00 pm PT)
- Tuesday, December 6, 2022 8:00 to 9:00 pm ET (5:00 to 6:00 pm PT)
- Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:00 to 6:00 pm ET (2:00 to 3:00 pm PT)
- Wednesday, December 7, 2022 8:00 to 9:00 pm ET (5:00 to 6:00 pm PT)
Nominations open for Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards
NAGT recognizes outstanding teaching assistants in geoscience education with up to 30 awards annually. Both undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants are eligible for the award. Award winners receive a one-year membership in NAGT, which includes an online subscription to the Journal of Geoscience Education and the In The Trenches quarterly online magazine. The next deadline to nominate students is December 15, 2022.
Please consider nominating your top teaching assistants. The process is not cumbersome and means a great deal to the recipients. For any questions, please contact Katherine Ryker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Submit Community Kudos
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
Date: November 11, 2022
Time: 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Kate Soriano, NSTA Standards Implementation Specialist
Date: November 17, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm MT | 3:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm ET
Registration deadline: November 15, 2022
Karen M. Layou, Reynolds Community College
Pete Berquist, Virginia Peninsula Community College
Deron Carter, Linn-Benton Community College
Beth Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Fox Cities Campus
Sean Tvelia, Suffolk County Community College
Date: December 2, 2022
Time: 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Registration deadline: November 30, 2022
Date:Wednesday, December 7, 2022, In conjunction with the 2022 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
Time: 12-3pm CT
Online, via Zoom / Register through AGU
Kathleen Browne, Rider University
Andrea Drewes, Rider University
Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers University
Gabriela Smalley, Rider University
Date: December 12, 2022
Time: 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET
Registration deadline: December 10, 2022
2023 Workshop for Early Career Geoscience Faculty
Save the date for the 2023 Workshop for Early Career Geoscience Faculty, happening in the Twin Cities, MN, from June 25-29, 2023! Join us for a multi-day workshop in a stimulating and resource-rich environment, where you will participate in sessions on topics including effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time management. Applications are now open!
Online social for graduate students in GER
Date: November 17, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm PT | 5:00 pm MT | 6:00 pm CT | 7:00 pm ET
This informal night is for grad students who research or study in the area of geoscience education (GER). No learning, no professors, just you and your GER peers getting to know each other. Bring your own snacks and come ready to meet your peers! Find a new friend who shares your interests or come to meet up with old friends! This night is designed to be informal for grad students only and will feature introductions to each other and an introduction to what research in geoscience education looks like.
Hosted by Kristen Foley, Graduate Student Liaison to NAGT-GER. Contact Kristen with any questions at email@example.com. Please share with your students, friends, and colleagues!
Nominate an Outstanding Adjunct 2YC Faculty today!
The Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award (OAFA) is an opportunity to showcase the efforts of you or one of your adjunct colleagues who is doing great work in geoscience education. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. See the information page for more details about the award.
Panel: Promotion & Tenure in Academic GER-related Positions
Date: Monday, December 5, 2022
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm PT / 1:00-2:30 pm MT / 2:00-3:30 pm CT / 3:00-4:30 pm ET
Zoom Link: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/94935770559
Are you considering a career in academia? Are you a recently hired faculty member? Are you generally interested in learning more about academic GER-related positions?
If you responded "YES" to any of the above questions, please join the NAGT GER Division for a panel discussion to learn more about the Promotion & Tenure ("P&T) process from panelists at different types of institutions across the United States. Panelists include faculty engaged in GER and/or geoscience education at community colleges and research-intensive universities.
Teacher Education (TED) Division
Post to the TED Division Facebook Page
Members are invited to post time-critical information on the TED Division Facebook page.