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NAGT Activities at 2017 GSA Annual Meeting

NAGT is pleased to sponsor a variety of symposia and sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America meeting held in Seattle, Washington from October 22 to the 25th. Plan to attend the following sessions highlighting key issues of importance to geoscience educators at all levels. You can also come by the NAGT booth (#641) to meet officers and other NAGT members and to learn more about how you can be involved in your organization. More information about NAGT activities at GSA will be added to this page as it becomes available.

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NAGT-Sponsored Short Courses

512. Helping Students Thrive in Geoscience at Two-Year Colleges: Selected Strategies
Sat. 21 Oct., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sheraton, Greenwood

Cost: US$40. Limit: 40. CEUs: 0.7.
Instructors: Norlene Emerson, Univ. of Wisconsin-Richland; Eric Baer, Highline College.
Cosponsors: National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); Geo2YC Division of NAGT; GSA Education Division.

Abstract: This short course, offered by SAGE 2YC (Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year College) will focus on selected strategies that support the success of all students within the geosciences. Session topics include building students' science identify, helping students learn to learn (metacognition strategies), evidence-based active learning techniques in face-to-face and online settings, and supporting pathways into the geosciences by infusing career information into your courses and program and supporting transfer as a geoscience major to a four-year program. The short course will include structured activities, presentations, group discussions, and time for reflection and action planning.

NAGT-Sponsored Topical Sessions Abstract Deadline has passed

T99. Augmented and Virtual Reality in Geoscience Education

Rachel M. Atkins, Christine M. Clark, Shelley J. Whitmeyer
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoinformatics Division
Handheld and immersive augmented and virtual reality experiences make it easier to bring more realistic, engaging experiences into our classrooms. This session will explore teaching and research applications using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication | Geoinformatics

T100. Barriers, Misconceptions, and Progress in Improving Climate Literacy and Strategies for Communicating about Climate Change

Anne U. Gold, Mona Behl, Bonnie Murray
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Division of Geoscience Education Research; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; Climate Literacy Network (CLEAN); GSA Geology and Society Division
The session will focus on research and evaluation of climate literacy efforts, effective ways of communicating about climate change in general, but also in culturally relevant contexts.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication | Geoscience and Public Policy

T101. Better Together: Partnerships That Facilitate or Enhance Experiential Learning in Undergraduate Geoscience Education

Miriam Barquero-Molina, Jonathan W. Mies
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
A showcase of partnerships, consortiums, and collaborations that help to overcome the challenges of providing experiential learning (student research, student service, and domestic and study-abroad field courses) in geoscience programs.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication

T113. Geoscience Education Research: Implications for Undergraduate Geoscience Teaching and Learning

Kristen St. John, Karen McNeal, Anne Gold, Katherine Ryker
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Division of Geoscience Education Research
This session highlights how GER findings can be translated into teaching and identifying future directions for research with the broader geoscience community. Specific topics may include active learning, teaching with technology/modeling, diversity, and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication

T115. Hands-On Teaching Demonstrations that Combine Geoscience and Societal Issues: Audience Participation Requested!

Elizabeth A. Nagy-Shadman, Anne E. Egger
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division
This is a geoscience education session that practices what it preaches. Authors present micro-demonstrations of effective teaching activities that integrate geoscience content with societal concerns. Presentations include audience participation, assessment results, and reflections on effectiveness.
Geoscience Education | Environmental Geoscience

T118. Integration of Field and Laboratory-Based Experience toward Designing Pedagogically Sound Curriculum Enhancement Activities in the Geosciences (Posters)

Nazrul I. Khandaker, Arif M. Sikder, Stanley Schleifer
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; American Institute of Professional Geologists; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Earth Science Teachers Association; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; Council on Undergraduate Research Geosciences Division; GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division
Classroom knowledge becomes understandable, relevant, and meaningful through field-and-data-based information obtained through the infusion of technology, in particular, as related to sediment composition, discrete mineral phase, micro-fabric, structural anisotropy, etc. K9–16 students are highly encouraged to share their research experience.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication | Geoscience and Public Policy

T120. Making Thinking Visible: Actions and Expressions of Problem Solving and Decision Making in the Geosciences

Eric M. Riggs, Lauren N. Holder, Angela Van Boening
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Division of Geoscience Education Research
This session presents evidence-based studies that aim to make thinking visible in order to understand geologic problem solving. We encourage rigorous research investigating approaches and techniques to externalize, document, and understand geologic thinking and cognition.
Geoscience Education

T122. On the Cutting Edge: Fifteen Years of Impacts on Geoscience Education

David W. Mogk, Heather Macdonald, Michael E. Wysession
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
This session requests contributions from geoscience educators who contributed to, or benefitted from, the On the Cutting Edge program, with a focus on impacts on faculty professional development, courses and curricula, assessments, student success, and diversity.
Geoscience Education

T124. Practical Advice for In-Service and Pre-Service K–12 Earth Science Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

Suzanne T. Metlay, Belinda E. Jacobs, Carla McAuliffe, Sadredin C. Moosavi
National Earth Science Teachers Association; National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Teacher Education Division
K–12 earth sciences teachers, informal educators, professional development providers, and teacher preparation faculty discuss successful strategies to address teacher needs resulting from revised state science standards, NGSS, and Framework implementation nationwide.
Geoscience Education

T127. Supporting Geoscience Student Transfer Between Institutions and Transitions into the Workforce: Pathways to Success

Norlene R. Emerson, Eric M.D. Baer, Allan Ludman
GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; National Association of Geoscience Teachers Geo2YC Division
Topics might include cross-institutional collaborations including recruitment, undergraduate research, field trips, and 2YC–4YCU faculty interactions; GEOPATHS or bridge programs, advising/support strategies; career development and preparation; research on transfer; and/or impact on broadening access.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience and Public Policy | Geoscience Information/Communication

T129. The Challenge of Defining Student Success: Broadening Participation, Measuring Success, and Preparing 2YC and 4YC Students for a Variety of Transitions

Brett S. Dooley, Callan Bentley, Wendi J.W. Williams, Katrien J. van der Hoeven Kraft, Peter Berquist, Joshua Villalobos
GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; International Association for Geoscience Diversity; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; National Association of Geoscience Teachers Geo2YC Division; National Earth Science Teachers Association
Two-Year Colleges (2YCs) are important to diverse and inclusive geoscience workforce recruitment and retention of student populations pursuing STEM and teaching degrees. This session will showcase strategies, curriculum, and partnerships.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication | Geoscience and Public Policy

T131. Translating Professional Development Experiences into the Classroom

Megan H. Jones, Jacquelyn Hams, Richard M. Jones
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Professional development aims to share knowledge and skills with faculty, expecting that they bring their experiences into their classrooms. We welcome examples of faculty adaptations, new instructional methods, or curriculum inspired by professional development experiences.
Geoscience Education

T132. Undergraduate Research Posters Showcasing Research by 2YC and 4YCU Geoscience Students (Posters)

Gretchen L. Miller, Adrianne A. Leinbach, Stephanie M. Rollins
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; National Association of Geoscience Teachers Geo2YC Division; International Association for Geoscience Diversity
This session is designed for two-year college (2YC) and four-year college and university (4YCU) students presenting research in any sub-discipline of geoscience. Projects supported by NSF's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program (IUSE) are encouraged.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication

Meetings and Receptions

Dates, times, and locations for business meetings and receptions will be posted as they become available. Be sure to check back soon. The meeting will kick off with the 2017 Seattle Icebreaker on Saturday, 21 October, from 5-7 p.m.

Sunday, 22 October

  • NAGT Past Presidents' Breakfast - 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.,Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Columbia
  • NAGT Executive Committee Meeting - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Jefferson
  • Oral Technical Sessions: 8 a.m.–noon
  • GeoCareers Day: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Poster Sessions: 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • NAGT Council Meeting - 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Jefferson
  • Lunch Break: noon–1:30 p.m.
  • GSA Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony: noon–1:30 p.m.
  • Oral Technical Sessions: 1:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Exhibits Open: NAGT Booth opens - 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • NAGT and USGS Internship Meeting- 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Kirkland
  • Exhibits Opening Reception: 5:30–7 p.m.
  • NAGT 2YC Geoscience Div. Business Meeting - 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Willow B
  • NAGT Teacher Education Div. (TED) Business Meeting - 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Jefferson
  • NAGT Geoscience Education Research Div. Business Meeting - 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Willow A
  • Geoscience Educator's Reception (GSA, GSA Div. GEo. Ed., NAGT, IRIS, JOI, UNAVCO, EARTHSCOPE, Teacher Prep Table - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Monday, 23 October

  • Oral Technical Sessions: 8 a.m.–noon
  • Poster Sessions: 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Exhibits: 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Lunch Break: noon–1:30 p.m.
  • Feed Your Brain: 12:15-1:15 p.m. (Lunchtime Enlightenment, buy your food and take it in)
  • Oral Technical Sessions: 1:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Libations & Collaborations - Posters & Conversations: 4:30–6:30 p.m. (a great time to meet with poster presenters)
  • Town Hall on Geoscience Education Research Grand Challenges and Strategies: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Washington State Convention Center - Room 2A (Contact: Kristen St John, James Madison University) (stjohnke@jmu.edu)
  • Alumni Receptions: evening hours
  • NAGT Journal of Geosci. Educ. Editorial Board Meeting - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Leschi

Tuesday, 24 October

  • Oral Technical Sessions: 8 a.m.–noon
  • AGI/NAGT Leadership Meeting - Tuesday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sheraton Seattle Hotel,
  • Poster Sessions: 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Exhibits: 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • NAGT/GSA Geo. Ed. Div/CUR Awards luncheon - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Metropolitan Ballroom A
  • Lunch Break: noon–1:30 p.m.
  • Feed Your Brain: 12:15-1:15 p.m. (Lunchtime Enlightenment, buy your food and take it in)
  • Oral Technical Sessions: 1:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Libations & Collaborations - Posters & Conversations: 4:30–6:30 p.m. (a great time to meet with poster presenters)

Wednesday, 25 October

  • Oral Technical Sessions: 8 a.m.–noon
  • Poster Sessions: 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Exhibits: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Lunch Break: noon–1:30 p.m.
  • Feed Your Brain: 12:15-1:15 p.m. (Lunchtime Enlightenment, buy your food and take it in)
  • Oral Technical Sessions: 1:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Libations & Collaborations - Posters & Conversations: 4:30–6:30 p.m. (a great time to meet with poster presenters)

     



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