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Macdonald, R. Heather; Beane, Rachel J.; Baer, Eric M. D.; Eddy, Pamela L.; Emerson, Norlene R.; Hodder, Jan; Iverson, Ellen R.; McDaris, John R.; O'Connell, Kristin; Ormand, Carol J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Faculty play an important role in attracting students to the geosciences, helping them to thrive in geoscience programs, and preparing them for careers. Thus, faculty have the responsibility to work toward broadening participation in the geosciences by implementing equitable and inclusive practices in their teaching and their programs. Faculty…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Agents, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Fairfax, Emily; Brown, Megan R. M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
People with disabilities are chronically underrepresented in many geoscience departments across the country. There are a number of proposed reasons why this under-representation persists, one of which is lack of instructor training in designing accessible curriculum and making high-quality accommodations. This not only puts students with…
Descriptors: Geology, College Science, Undergraduate Students, Science Laboratories
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Bookhagen, Britta; Koeberl, Christian; Juang, Linda; DeRosa, Donald A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
As part of an outreach initiative by the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria, an interdisciplinary educational module was developed to teach students about sustainability through the lens of mineral resources used to produce mobile phones. The overall goal of the module is to provide teachers of different subjects with a multifaceted tool to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Sustainability, Mineralogy
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Manduca, Cathryn A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) higher education is in need of improved teaching methods to increase learning for all students. Faculty professional development programs are a widespread strategy for fostering this improvement. Studies of faculty development programs have focused on program design and the impact of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, STEM Education, Research Design, Research Needs
Forbes, Cory T.; Sabel, Jaime L.; Biggers, Mandy – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2015
Students' thinking should serve as the foundation of effective science curriculum and instruction. To promote science learning, particularly in the geosciences, teachers must attend to students' existing ideas about natural phenomena through the use of ''high-leverage'' instructional practices such as formative assessment. Elementary teachers need…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Formative Evaluation, Earth Science, Mixed Methods Research
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Sigman, Marilyn; Dublin, Robin; Anderson, Andrea; Deans, Nora; Warburton, Janet; Matsumoto, George I.; Dugan, Darcy; Harcharek, Jana – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
During 2010-2012, three professional development workshops brought together K-12 educators and scientists conducting research in the geographic and ecological context of Alaska's three large marine ecosystems (Bering Sea/Aleutians, Gulf of Alaska, and Arctic Ocean). Educators successfully applied new scientific knowledge gained from their…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Marine Education, Ecology, Culturally Relevant Education
Chinn, Pauline W. U; Businger, Steven; Lance, Kelly; Ellinwood, Jason K.; Stone, J. Kapomaika'i; Spencer, Lindsey; McCoy, Floyd W.; Nogelmeier, M. Puakea; Rowland, Scott K. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
"Kahua A'o," a National Science Foundation Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences project, seeks to prepare educators to address issues of underrepresentation of Native Hawaiian students in Earth and Space Science (ESS) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. An interdisciplinary team…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, Earth Science, Science Instruction, Indigenous Populations
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Sullivan, Susan M. Buhr; Ledley, Tamara Shapiro; Lynds, Susan E.; Gold, Anne U. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
Results from a series of surveys describe dimensions of middle and high school science teachers' preparation for and practices around climate science instruction in the classroom. Descriptions are drawn from 877 respondents to four surveys of US middle and high school science teachers from 2009-2011. Most respondents had engaged in self-directed…
Descriptors: Climate, Science Instruction, Middle School Teachers, High Schools
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Kirk, Karin B.; Gold, Anne U.; Ledley, Tamara Shapiro; Sullivan, Susan Buhr; Manduca, Cathryn A.; Mogk, David W.; Wiese, Katryn – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
Climate literacy is an essential component of a strategy to comprehend and confront the grand challenge of global climate change. However, scientific complexity, societal implications, and political associations make climate change a difficult but important topic to teach. In this paper we report on the results of a survey of undergraduate faculty…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Climate, Environmental Education, College Faculty
Teed, Rebecca; Franco, Suzanne – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
An Earth science professional-development program for in-service middle- and high-school teachers increased participants' content knowledge about weather, climate, and climate change in addition to increasing their confidence in their assessment and teaching skills. The curriculum and funding gave them time, funding, and the help of content and…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools
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Ellins, K. K.; Snow, E.; Olson, H. C.; Stocks, E.; Willis, M.; Olson, J.; Odell, M. R. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
The Texas Earth and Space Science (TXESS) Revolution was a 5-y teacher professional development project that aimed to increase teachers' content knowledge in Earth science and preparing them to teach a 12th-grade capstone Earth and Space Science course, which is new to the Texas curriculum. The National Science Foundation-supported project was…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Grade 12, Earth Science, Space Sciences
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Thomas, Julie; Ivey, Toni; Puckette, Jim – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
The Earth sciences are newly marginalized in K-12 classrooms. With few high schools offering Earth science courses, students' exposure to the Earth sciences relies on the teacher's ability to incorporate Earth science material into a biology, chemistry, or physics course. ''G.E.T. (Geoscience Experiences for Teachers) in the Field'' is an…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers
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Foley, J. M.; Bruno, B. C.; Tolman, R. T.; Kagami, R. S.; Hsia, M. H.; Mayer, B.; Inazu, J. K. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
To support teachers in enhancing ocean literacy, the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) has developed a series of portable, hands-on science kits on selected topics in oceanography. This paper provides an overview of kit content, describes how the kits were developed, and evaluates their efficacy as a curriculum…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Instructional Materials
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Pickering, Jane; Ague, Jay J.; Rath, Kenneth A.; Heiser, David M.; Sirch, James N. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
The Peabody Fellows in Earth Science program was a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers to enhance their knowledge of, and teaching skills in, the Earth sciences. It combined a summer institute and academic year workshops with the production of new curricular resources on the interpretation of landforms in…
Descriptors: Museums, Faculty Development, Earth Science, High Schools
Dupigny-Giroux, Lesley-Ann; Toolin, Regina; Hogan, Stephen; Fortney, Michael D. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
In July 2008, a new professional development program called Satellites, Weather and Climate (SWAC) began at the University of Vermont. Its goal was to enhance the competency of in-service K-12 science and mathematics Vermont teachers in the atmospheric, climate, and geospatial sciences. The pilot program ran until 2010, during which time 14…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Satellites (Aerospace), Educational Technology
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