News Releases and Announcements
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Posted: May 29 2019
Teaching for Earth Resilience: A Strategy for Increased Diversity and Equity by Sarah K. Fortner, Cathryn Manduca, Laura Guertin, David Szymanski, and Joshua Villalobos. This article calls attention to the importance of improving diversity and inclusion in the geosciences, and highlights the potential benefits of geoscience educators focusing on Earth resilience in an effort to equitably, justly, and sustainably manage, plan and adapt to resource challenges at local to global scales.
Classroom Observations Indicate the Positive Impacts of Discipline-Based Professional Development by Karen Viskupic, Katherine Ryker, Rachel Teasdale, Cathryn Manduca, Ellen Iverson, Dori Farthing, Monica Bruckner, and Rory McFadden. This article presents the observation results of instructor participation in professional development courses, and highlights the effectiveness of discipline-specific PD in impacting teaching practices.
Posted: May 24 2019
The Project EDDIE Module Development Workshop will be held at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota from October 28-30. This workshop focuses on participants developing flexible EDDIE teaching modules that pair scientific concepts and quantitative reasoning with teaching with data.
Posted: May 16 2019
The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure-track geology Instructor position, starting August 15, 2019. We seek a broadly trained geoscientist to teach introductory Physical Geology and Earth History sections.
Posted: May 6 2019
We are excited to announce a new opportunity for funding toward participating in three morning workshops, aimed at incorporating active learning strategies into the classroom, at this summer's Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Nashville, TN.
Posted: May 2 2019
The Geology Department, University at Buffalo, Seeks an instructional faculty member who is eager to play a key role in Department programs starting August 2019. The successful candidate will primarily teach courses related to sedimentary geology in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
Posted: Apr 29 2019
Join fellow educators from Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Engineering, Math, and allied fields in sharing experiences and expertise in teaching computational thinking skills in undergraduate courses at the 2019 Teaching Computational Thinking Skills with MATLAB Workshop, October 20-22 at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Participants will work with peers and MathWorks representatives to develop course materials and discuss best practices for building computational thinking skills in their courses and assessing students' understanding of applied computation.
Posted: Apr 22 2019
Join us for the fifth annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Nashville, TN, July 15-19! Co-hosted by Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University, the Rendezvous brings together researchers and practitioners working in all aspects of undergraduate Earth education, including a mix of college faculty, graduate students, and K-12 teachers from all disciplines who are interested in improving their teaching about Earth.