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Approaching Deadline for NAGT's 2017-18 Traveling Workshops Program
Posted: Sep 14 2017

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is pleased to announce the Traveling Workshops Program (TWP) for the 2017-2018 academic year: http://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/twp/index.html

The Traveling Workshops Program brings national leaders in environmental, sustainability, and geoscience education to your campus, regional, or national event. The Traveling Workshops Program focuses on opportunities to strengthen both courses and programs, including attracting and supporting diverse students. It brings together expertise from numerous NSF-funded projects, including On the Cutting Edge, InTeGrate, SAGE, and GeoNeeds. The TWP is part of NAGT's integrated Workshop Program.

At the end of an NAGT traveling workshop, participants will have a combination of the following, dependent on workshop theme:

  • Strategies and approaches that have worked for others in the US and Canada
  • A collection of resources, including department best practices, curricula, courses, modules, and activities, on the topic(s) of their choice
  • A departmental, program, or individual action plan for moving forward

Potential themes include:


Application Deadlines for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • October 15, 2017 (for Spring/Summer 2018 Workshops)
  • March 15, 2018 (for Fall 2018 Workshops)

Please note that it can take 5-7 weeks to plan your workshop. Bear this in mind when deciding which application deadline to submit against.

For more information on the NAGT Traveling Workshops Program, please see our website at http://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/twp/index.html

InTeGrate 2017 Fall Webinar Series Continues
Posted: Sep 13 2017

Free and open to the public, this series will incorporate InTeGrate pedagogies into teaching practices, provide resources available for adoption, and create a forum for participants to learn and share teaching strategies.

Sustainability Solutions to Societal Issues: Teaching Earth literacy across the undergraduate curriculum

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Registration deadline is September 19

InTeGrate Announces the Publication of a New Materials
Posted: Sep 7 2017
InTeGrate is developing a new breed of teaching materials that can be utilized in general education courses, teacher preparation courses, core courses within geoscience majors, and courses designed for other majors including environmental studies, social science, engineering, and other sciences. Check out our newly published materials: Critical Zone Science, Regulating Carbon Emissions, Major Storms and Community Resilience, Lead in the Environment, and Modeling Earth Systems
NAGT Announces Results of 2017 Election
Posted: Sep 1 2017

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) will welcome its newest elected officers at the upcoming 2017 GSA Annual Meeting, October 22-25, in Seattle, WA.

SAGE Musings: the SAGE 2YC Project Blog
Posted: May 3 2017
The SAGE 2YC project (Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents) has launched a blog, SAGE Musings. The bi-weekly blog posts address topics related to supporting students' academic success, facilitating students' professional pathways in the geosciences, broadening participation in the geosciences, and catalyzing change.
Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: A Call to Geoscience Faculty and Researchers to Respond
Posted: Nov 15 2016
Thank you to NAGT members Kristen St. John, Eric Riggs, and Dave Mogk on writing the recent JGE editorial Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: A Call to Geoscience Faculty and Researchers to Respond based on the goals of the (NSF)-funded workshop: Sexual Harassment in the Sciences - A Call to Respond. The authors share their reflections on points from the workshop and results from recent studies that particularly resonated and have implications for geoscience education and geoscience education researchers.
2016 TED Officer Elections
Posted: May 24 2016
It is time to vote for officers for the Teacher Education Division of NAGT. The ballot includes President, Past President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. The voting begins on May 24, 2016 and ends on July 1, 2016.
2016 GER Officer Elections
Posted: May 24 2016
It is time to vote for officers of the Geoscience Education Research Division of NAGT. The ballot includes President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Voting begins on May 24 and ends on July 1, 2016.
2016 National Officer Elections
Posted: May 24 2016

It is time to vote for National Officers of NAGT. The ballot includes Vice President and two Councilors-at-Large. Voting begins on May 24 and ends on July 1, 2016.

IRIS Survey: Education Practice about Earth's Interior
Posted: Sep 14 2015
The IRIS consortium is working on a new project and we are looking for people who would be willing to give us some feedback on their education practice about Earth's interior.
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