NAGT Activities at the 2022 GSA Annual Meeting

NAGT is pleased to sponsor a variety of symposia and sessions at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America held in Denver, Colorado, from October 9-12. Plan to attend the following sessions highlighting key issues of importance to geoscience educators at all levels. For those that will be onsite in Denver, we will have some information at the NAGT booth. 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

511. Teaching SfM and GNSS Methods to Undergraduates in the Field

Fri., 7 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., 8 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. US$40. CEU: 1.60. Limit: 30. In-person.

Benjamin Crosby; Bruce Douglas; Christopher Crosby; and Beth Pratt-Sitaula

GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) Field Project, UNAVCO, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), OpenTopography

Short course participants will learn practical approaches for integrating structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) surveying into undergraduate field courses, allowing them to generate georeferenced point clouds of high-resolution topographic data. Methods are appropriate for both summer field camps and academic-year courses with field components. The short course will include a significant amount of hands-on time with instruments, as well as support for data processing and instructional implementation planning. Audience: Instructors whose courses include at least some field teaching components. Later-stage graduate students with teaching responsibilities are also eligible. Housing and stipend: Registrants who are active undergraduate field instructors, post-docs intending to teach soon, or late-stage graduate students are eligible to apply for free hotel accommodations in the Boulder, Colorado, area for the nights of 6 and 7 and a $340 stipend after course completion. Additional course information is online. The short course will be held in the Boulder-Longmont area northwest of Denver. Participants should plan to arrive to the area by the evening of Thursday October 6.

534. Improv to Improve the Geoscience Community

Sat., 8 Oct., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. US$20. CEU: 0.40. Limit: 20. In-person.

Erik Haroldson

Austin Peay State University College of STEM, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), NAGT Teacher Education Division (TED)

Improvisational or "improv" theater is a live form where the elements of a scene are made up during the performance. Improv games are used in learning environments of multiple academic disciplines (STEM and other). Recently, it has been found beneficial in the geoscience classroom, with outcomes of (1) fostering a community of practice, and (2) development of students' transferable skills. The former benefits learning and may increase retention of a more diverse student body. The latter prepares students to be adaptable in a dynamic workplace, preparing future scientists for societal challenges. In this short course we will spend time on our feet, engaged in short-form improv games, learning some tenets of improv: "Teamwork and Trust," "Yes, and...," (acceptance) and "Listen." Instructors and professionals will leave with a framework for using this strategy in classrooms, lab groups, field camps, and workplaces. Students will have an opportunity to network while practicing effective communication skills and gaining confidence for the subsequent conference. All participants will grow a community of practice, sharing an interest in using improv in the geosciences.

NAGT-Sponsored Topical Sessions

T97. Planetary Exploration and Education: How We Learn about Our Solar System and Beyond.
Nicholas Lang; and Robert Jacobsen
GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
This session links how we teach and learn about the solar system to how we have gained that information (i.e., space missions). Descriptions of outreach efforts to bring planetary science to the public are encouraged.
Planetary Geology | Geoscience Education

T152. Bringing Inquiry into Geoscience Labs for Students, Teaching Assistants, and Faculty.
Katherine Ryker; Rachel Teasdale; and Kelsey Bitting
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geo2YC Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geoscience Education Research (GER) Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Teacher Education Division (TED); GSA Geoscience Education Division
Inquiry-based learning engages students in "doing science" in geoscience labs. Presenters will share their experiences creating and testing inquiry-based labs, data on their efficacy, and strategies for supporting other instructors (e.g., graduate teaching assistants).
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication

T153. Career Paths and Licensure: Program Strategies to Help Students Explore Career Pathways in the Earth Sciences.
Craig Nichol; James Kubicki; Karen Viskupic; and Matthew Pendleton
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geology and Society Division
This session explores strategies that departments and programs have initiated to help students explore career paths in earth sciences, to enhance teaching of skills needed for careers, and to support paths to careers and professional licensure.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience and Public Policy | Geoscience Information/Communication

T154. Connecting High School and Undergraduate Students to the Geosciences through Multidisciplinary Approaches to Geologic Issues (Posters).
Nazrul Khandaker; Julie Bloxson; and Arif Sikder
GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA); GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Energy Geology Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); Geoscience Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research; GSA Marine and Coastal Geoscience Division
This session encourages high school and undergraduate students to share their research to a greater number of audiences, particularly in the geosciences. Topics may highlight a variety of geologic processes and relevant multidisciplinary subjects.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication | Geoscience and Public Policy

T155. Gatebreaking: Passing along Your Biggest Lessons Learned in the Geosciences.
Monica Rasmussen; Kathleen Benison; and Stephanie Shepherd
Endorsers: GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Society for Sedimentary Geology; GSA Marine and Coastal Geoscience Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Teacher Education Division (TED) Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
As a geoscientist, you've dedicated months or years to fieldwork, publications, grant proposals, navigating industry, developing methods, and other accomplishments. Come share your best tips so we can all learn from your experiences!

T159. Improving Student Learning Outcomes Using Cognitive Science-Informed Strategies in Geoscience Teaching and Practice.
Alexandra Davatzes; Shondricka Burrell; and Thomas F. Shipley
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geoscience Education Research (GER) Division
Geoscience knowledge construction is a complex process. Collaboration between geoscientists, educators, and cognitive scientists leads to innovative research in education and practice that can identify additional strategies that effectively support student engagement, learning, and retention.
Geoscience Education | History and Philosophy of Geology | Geoscience Information/Communication

T160. Innovations in Holistic Student Training and Development.
Dana Thomas; Diana Dalbotten; and Rebecca Batchelor
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); Geological Society of America Geoscience Education Division
This session provides a platform for sharing ways that departments, student success programs, research internships, "post-baccs," and more, both within and beyond university settings, are addressing training and development for undergraduate and graduate students.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication

T161. Institutional and Grassroots Efforts Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Scientific Workplace.
Jenna Shelton; Tina Roberts-Ashby; and Jennifer Malpass
GSA Geophysics and Geodynamics Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology); GSA Geology and Society Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Energy Geology Division
The session will be focused on unique efforts that individuals (i.e., grassroots) and institutions are developing or implementing to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geoscience workplace.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication | Geoscience and Public Policy

T162. Iris Moreno Totten Research in Geoscience Education Session.
Charles Czajka; and Meagan Gilbert
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geoscience Education Research (GER) Division
This session will highlight empirical research being done in the field of geoscience education. Early career and student presenters will be considered for the Geoscience Education Division's Totten Award.
Geoscience Education

T163. Leveraging Virtual Spaces for Geoscience Education: Exploration and Learning through Augmented and Virtual Reality.
Kelly Lazar; Stephen M. Moysey; Sabarish Babu; Catherine Mobley; D. Matthew Boyer; and Gavin Gleasman
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Geoscience Education Research (GER) Division
Virtual experiences are critical for bringing students into environments that are difficult to reach through conventional teaching modalities. We encourage developers, creators, researchers, and practitioners to share their research and best practices in these spaces.
Geoscience Education

T164. Making Sense of Methodologies and Theoretical Frameworks in Geoscience Education Research.
Leilani Arthurs; Larry Collins; Kristen Foley; Cory Forbes; Peggy McNeal; Emily Scribner; and Emily Ward
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Methods and theoretical frameworks from within and outside of geoscience education research shape our field. Presenters are encouraged to highlight their decision-making process in research studies. New approaches and applications of established methods/frameworks are welcome.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication

T166. Showcase of Undergraduate Research Posters by 2YC and 4YCU Geoscience Students (Posters).
Gretchen Miller; Adrianne Leinbach; and Stephanie Rollins
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; GSA Geoscience Education Division; Geoscience Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research
This session is designed for two-year college (2YC) and four-year college and university (4YCU) students presenting research posters in any subdiscipline of geoscience.
Geoscience Education

T168. What's in Your Data? Mining Existing Databases to Plot the Course of K–16 Geoscience Education.
Eric Pyle; and Edward Robeck
GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geoinformatics and Data Science Division; National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA); 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; GSA Energy Geology Division
We seek to identify data sources available for geoscience education, considering how these data can be used to produce efficiencies of effort that maximize the impact of available resources to inform policy- and decision-making.
Geoscience Education | Geoscience Information/Communication | Geoscience and Public Policy

Meetings and Receptions

Sunday, October 9

  • NAGT and USGS Field Camp Business Meeting, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Colorado Convention Center, 602 (Invite Only)
  • NAGT and USGS Field Education Forum, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Colorado Convention Center, 602

Tuesday, October 11

  • NAGT, GSA Geoscience Education Division, and CUR Joint Awards Luncheon (Ticketed Event), 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Hyatt Regency Denver at CCC, Centennial Ballroom A 

 


     

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