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Teaching Materials from Sponsored Projects

Several of the projects NAGT sponsors are actively generating new teaching activities and facilitating the sharing activities generated by their users.

Earth Exploration Toolbook
Project PIs: Tamara Shapiro Ledley (Center for Science Teaching and Learning, TERC) and Cathy Manduca (Carleton College)
EET provides step-by-step instructions for using Earth science datasets and scientific tools in educational settings. Chapters walk users through case studies in which they use data and analysis tools to explore important issues and concepts in Earth system science. Chapters are designed for use by K-12 teachers, undergraduate faculty, and their students.

Earth learning Idea
Project PIs: Chris King (Keele University), Peter Kennett (Keele University), and Elizabeth Devon (University of Bath)
Earth Learning Idea published a new idea for teaching Earth science every week during 2008—the International Year of Planet Earth. The ideas are specifically designed for classrooms with minimal resources - anywhere on Earth, while encouraging interactive teaching and the development of thinking and investigational skills in pupils. The ideas are aimed primarily at pre-service teacher trainers, as they will reach the widest teacher audience, but also welcomes interested teachers to subscribe.

On the Cutting Edge
Project PIs: Heather Macdonald (College of William and Mary), Cathy Manduca (Carleton College), David Mogk (University of Montana - Bozeman), and Barbara Tewksbury (Hamilton College)
The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods. The workshop series and website combine to provide professional development opportunities, resources, and opportunities for faculty to interact on-line and in person with colleagues around the world who are focused on improving their teaching. An integral aspect of the project is development of an expanding community of geoscience educators with a strong and diverse leadership.

Starting Point: Teaching Introductory Geoscience
Project PIs: Cathy Manduca (Carleton College), Mary Savina (Carleton College), and Dorothy Merritts (Franklin & Marshall College)
The Starting Point project is exploring the ability of on-line resources to catalyze improvements in undergraduate teaching. The goal is to develop a resource that intimately integrates pedagogy with teaching resources and fully supports a virtual community of educators.


In addition, several projects are also developing information on how courses can be structured to facilitate better learning among students.

Building Strong Geoscience Departments
Project PIs: Cathy Manduca (Carleton College, SERC), Heather Macdonald (College of William and Mary), Geoff Feiss (College of William and Mary), Randy Richardson (University of Arizona)
Building Strong Geoscience Departments is a project focused on helping geoscience departments adapt and prosper in a changing and challenging environment. Through workshops, a website, and sessions at professional meetings, this project aims to stimulate discussions and disseminate community expertise on topics such as approaches to core content and curriculum, retaining and recruiting top faculty and students, and maintaining the department as a valued institutional partner.

On the Cutting Edge
Project PIs: Heather Macdonald (College of William and Mary), Cathy Manduca (Carleton College), David Mogk (University of Montana - Bozeman), and Barbara Tewksbury (Hamilton College)
The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods. The workshop series and website combine to provide professional development opportunities, resources, and opportunities for faculty to interact on-line and in person with colleagues around the world who are focused on improving their teaching. An integral aspect of the project is development of an expanding community of geoscience educators with a strong and diverse leadership.

Starting Point: Teaching Introductory Geoscience
Project PIs: Cathy Manduca (Carleton College), Mary Savina (Carleton College), and Dorothy Merritts (Franklin & Marshall College)
The Starting Point project is exploring the ability of on-line resources to catalyze improvements in undergraduate teaching. The goal is to develop a resource that intimately integrates pedagogy with teaching resources and fully supports a virtual community of educators.



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