Making Your Course Worth Their Time: Maximizing Student Learning in your Introductory and General Education Earth Science Courses

November 10, 2016
1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern

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Webinar Description

Do you teach introductory courses in the geosciences? If so, you want to know what your students have been learning in high school, and how they've been learning it so that you can maximize what you are able to do in your course. You also want to know what your students will go on to do with what they've learned in your classes – how can you make sure they carry their Earth literacy with them?

Changes in pre-college expectations mean that students in your classes have experienced a different kind of geoscience instruction. Join us for this webinar to learn more about what to expect of students coming in to your classes and how to support their learning to promote true literacy.


Anne Egger, Central Washington University

Webinar Organizers:

Susan Sullivan (CIRES, U of Colorado) susan.sullivan at
Aida Awad (Maine East High School, Park Ridge, IL)
Edward Robeck (American Geosciences Institute)
John McDaris (National Association of Geoscience Teachers)

With the NGSS Earth and Space Science Working Group