NAGT Activities at 2020 GSA Annual Meeting

NAGT is pleased to sponsor a variety of symposia and sessions at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America held online from October 26-30. Plan to attend the following sessions highlighting key issues of importance to geoscience educators at all levels. More information about NAGT activities at GSA will be added to this page as it becomes available.

Jump down to: Topical Sessions | Field Trips | Workshops | Pardee Keynote Symposia

NAGT-Sponsored Topical Sessions 

T237. Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education Beyond 2020: Individual, Department, Program, and Institutional-Level Approaches to Student Success
David D. Mrofka; Peter J. Berquist; and Becca Walker
SAGE-2YC; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geoscience Education Research (GER) Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division
Student success depends on a variety of factors, inside and outside of the classroom. We encourage talks sharing approaches that two- and four-year college faculty have taken to improve the success of all students.

T239. Integrating Active Learning Strategies into College-level Geoscience Classrooms II: Implementation, Effects, and "Lessons Learned".
Jason P. Jones; Katherine Ryker; and C. Doug Czajka
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geoscience Education Research (GER) Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Teacher Education Division (TED); National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geo2YC Division
The integration of active learning strategies into college-level STEM courses has been shown to improve student outcomes. This session will explore the evidence behind incorporating active learning into geoscience courses.

T240. Teaching Field Geology without the Field: Providing a Robust Capstone Experience through Digital Resources.
Kurtis Burmeister; Christopher L. Atchison; Basil Tikoff; Anne E. Egger; and Katherine Ryker
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; International Association for Geoscience Diversity; U.S. Geological Survey
This session explores successes, challenges, and opportunities associated with efforts to shift field camps and other traditionally field-based experiential learning activities to online virtual alternative capstone experiences in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

T241. Geoscience Education in the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus: Transdisciplinary Capacity-Building through Networked Improvement Communities (Posters).
Cory Forbes; Nicole Colston; Aida Farough; and Kathleen Quardokus Fisher
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geoscience Education Research (GER) Division; GSA Energy Geology Division
This session leverages a FEW-Nexus perspective on education and education research, highlighting the National Collaborative for Research on Food, Energy, and Water Education and related educational programs, theory, and research within the GSA community.

T243. Making Sense of Methodologies and Theoretical Frameworks in Geoscience Education Research.
Leilani Arthurs; Cory Forbes; Bailey Zo Kreager; and Katherine Ryker
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geoscience Education Research (GER) Division
Methods and theoretical frameworks can come from within and outside of GER to shape the forefront of our field. Presenters are encouraged to highlight their decision-making process in research studies. New approaches and applications of established methods/frameworks are welcome.

T245. Fluid Earth Science Education: Research and Practice.
Peggy M. McNeal; Heather Petcovic; and Kathleen Quardokus Fisher
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geoscience Education Research (GER) Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division
This session explores education research and classroom practices that inform teaching oceanography, hydrogeology, and atmospheric science. We encourage work examining cognitive and affective dimensions of learning about fluid Earth and examples of successful teaching innovations.

T246. The Transformative Role of Field Instruction: Research on Student Experiences and Impacts on Persistence in the Geosciences and Career Intent through the Lens of Gender, Culture and Elements of Diversity.
Eric M. Riggs; Julie M. Sexton; and Jessica McKay
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Session will consist of evidence-based studies into the transformative impact of field instruction on students' academic growth and career aspirations in the geosciences, especially examining differential impacts of field experience by dimensions of diversity including gender, ethnicity, culture, and ability.

T248. Showcasing Posters of Undergraduate Research by 2YC and 4YCU Geoscience Students (Posters).
Stephanie M. Rollins; Gretchen L. Miller; Adrianne A. Leinbach; and Sara Rutzky
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geo2YC Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geoscience Education Research (GER) Division; International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD)
This session is designed for two-year college (2YC) and four-year college and university (4YCU) students presenting research posters in any sub-discipline of geoscience.

T250. Expanding Opportunities in the Geosciences: Exploring Examples of GEO-STEM Learning Ecosystems that Promote Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Cheryl L.B. Manning; and M. Brandon Jones
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geoscience Education Division
GEO-STEM learning ecosystems connect young people to the geosciences through sustainable, long-term collaborations between researchers, industry, and education. They engage diverse cadres of learners in solving local problems related to resources, disasters, and environmental quality.

NAGT-Sponsored Field Trips

To be announced.

NAGT-Sponsored Short Courses

To be announced.

NAGT-Sponsored Pardee Keynote Symposia

To be announced.


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