In the Trenches - April 2016
Volume 6, Number 2
In This Issue
- Diving Deep: Engaging Students with Authentic Ocean Data - Meghan E. Marrero, Mercy College, and Karen Woodruff, US Satellite Laboratory
- A Tactile Lab: Contours, Ocean Bathymetry, and Scaling - Jessica Kleiss, Lewis & Clark College
- Improving Student Ocean Science Literacy Through Collaboration with a Librarian - Laura A. Guertin and Nina Clements, Penn State Brandywine
- More Resources for Teaching Ocean Science
- The Algae-in-a-Bottle Experiment - W. Sean Chamberlin, Fullerton College
- Nominations Due for NAGT's Annual Awards to Outstanding Earth Science Teachers in Grades K-12
- The Coolest Mixing Process in the Ocean - Mirjam Sophia Glessmer, Center for Teaching and Learning, Hamburg University of Technology
- Earth Educators Rendezvous 2016, July 18-22, University of Wisconsin, Madison — Register Today!
- A Departmental Approach to Addressing the Problem of Sexual Harassment and Assault in Field Experiences - Walter A. Robinson, North Carolina State University
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Meghan E. Marrero, Mercy College, and Karen Woodruff, US Satellite Laboratory
Jessica Kleiss, Lewis & Clark College
Laura A. Guertin and Nina Clements, Penn State Brandywine
- Access World News, from NewsBank
- Google Alert
- Ocean literacy: The essential principles of ocean sciences for learners of all ages, version 2, a jointly published brochure. Available at http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/literacy/ocean_literacy.pdf.
- Earth science literacy principles: The big ideas and supporting concepts of Earth science. Available at http://www.earthscienceliteracy.org/es_literacy_6may10_.pdf.
- Keene Info Lit Bank (2011), CRAP test. Adapted from: https://kscinfolit.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/c-r-a-p-test-map-worksheet-and-handout/
W. Sean Chamberlin, Fullerton College
NAGT's annual Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards recognize "exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth sciences at the pre-college level." Any K-12 educator who covers a significant amount of Earth science content with students is eligible. Ten finalists are selected, one from each section. Some sections also recognize state winners. Individuals may apply themselves or nominate a colleague for the award. Deadlines vary by section with some as late as mid-May.
Mirjam Sophia Glessmer, Center for Teaching and Learning, Hamburg University of Technology
The 2016 Earth Educators' Rendezvous' combination of workshops, posters, talks, panel discussions, and plenary presentations is designed to appeal to everyone from instructors attending their first Earth education-themed meeting to experienced STEM education researchers to administrators who want to better support students in their programs. Organized in two-, three-, and five-day blocks, it allows those interested in improving teaching about the earth to build a conference that meets their individual needs.
- Morning workshops require registration and will be filled on a first come first served basis.
- Participants can attend afternoon mini-workshops or panel discussions or choose between sessions featuring teaching demonstrations and/or contributed talks.
- The contributed program offers the opportunity to present work and to see what is going on in the Earth science education community.
- InTeGrate-sponsored Review Camp
For early bird registration advantages, sign up by May 2: http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2016/registration.html
A Departmental Approach to Addressing the Problem of Sexual Harassment and Assault in Field Experiences
Walter A. Robinson, North Carolina State University
Oceans cover about 70% of the globe and have a major influence on all of Earth's systems. Oceanography offers a fascinating context to connect science with human dimensions through the study of current events and issues such as hazards, pollution, energy resources, and more. Dive into the resources available on Cutting Edge for exciting ways to incorporate oceanography and its multi-disciplinary facets into your classroom and laboratory.
Several resources about Oceanography are available from the SERC websites. This Stie Guide provides a list of project websites that provide visualizations, teaching activities, and tools that may be of use in the classroom or in lab.
Interactive Lecture Demonstrations engage students in activities that confront their prior understanding of a core concept. The activity can be a classroom experiment, a survey, a simulation or an analysis of secondary data.
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- Director of Education, Earth Lab - CU Boulder
- Graduate Assistantship in Water Resources Education/Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Full-time Geology Faculty - Lane Community College
- Professor of Practice - University of Nebraska-Lincoln