News Releases and Announcements
Below is the full list of NAGT's current news items and community announcements, beginning with the most recent. If you would like to narrow your view to just national news or a particular section's news, use the links in the box on the right side of the page. You can also view the online supplement to current and past issues of In the Trenches, the NAGT Career Hub, past issues of the e-News Magazine, and more using the links in the navigation menu on the left side of the page.
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Posted: Aug 17 2018
Colorado College is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in August 2019. The successful candidate is expected to have research and teaching interests that can strengthen departmental connections with other science programs at Colorado College (e.g. environmental science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics).
Posted: Aug 10 2018
NAGT is seeking a qualified person to serve as the Association's Executive Director to begin August 2019.
NAGT's mission is to support a diverse, inclusive, and thriving community of educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about the Earth. NAGT represents the collective voice of K-12 teachers, college and university faculty, and informal educators in museums and science centers who share a vision to build geoscience expertise and an Earth-literate society through high-quality education. We seek an exceptional Executive Director to build on past successes and to provide strategic leadership to guide NAGT toward new opportunities for growth.
To learn more about the position and instructions to apply, visit this website.
Posted: Aug 8 2018
A new article published by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) describes how institutions are designing, implementing, and assessing civic learning in their degree major. Professor Sarah Fortner and the geology and Earth science department at Wittenberg University are featured in the article, in which they share their experience using InTeGrate materials.
Posted: Jul 30 2018
Congratulations to the Dorothy Stout Grant Recipients for 2018:
- Russel Kohrs, Lord Fairfax Community College and Massanutten Regional Governor's School, Mount Jackson, VA
- Jill Weaver, Valley View Junior High, Farmersville, OH
- Sara Young, Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL
Posted: Feb 20 2018
David McConnell of North Carolina State University published an article on InTeGrate in the latest issue of Earth magazine. Titled, "Making the first (and last) geoscience class count," the article calls attention to opportunities within introductory geoscience courses to address grand societal challenges that are rooted in the geosciences, thus helping students develop "an appreciation for the global perspective, cultural sensitivity and scientific insight that inform decisions regarding the challenges humans will face in the future."
Posted: Nov 4 2017
Started in 1965, the NAGT-USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program is the longest continuously running internship program in the earth sciences. Over the past fifty years, more than 2,300 students have participated in this program with an impressive number of these individuals becoming full-time employees of the USGS. The deadline for nominations is October 16, 2018.