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STEM Ed Announcement: Geology Society Meeting
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Geology Society Meeting
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 17:17:48 -0500
This is not a UMass Amherst program
Contact Information is below.
THE NE-GSA MEETING IS IN HARTFORD, CT. THIS YEAR. DON'T MISS IT!
The early registration deadline for the Northeast Section, Geology Society
of America Meeting is Monday, February 13. Register early for lower rates
on the meeting and lodging! Dont miss these exciting events of interest to
K-16 geoscience educators:
(sponsored by NAGT New England & Eastern Sections)
Field Trip Saturday, 3/17, 8:30 am 12:30 pm
In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs: A Guided Tour of Dinosaur State Park for K-16
Workshop Saturday, 3/17, 1:30 5:30 pm
Misconceptions in Introductory Geology Courses and Ways to Reduce Them with
Active Learning Techniques
NAGT New England and Eastern Sections Luncheon Sunday 3/18 noon-1:30 pm
Geoscience educators at all levels are invited to come together over lunch
for informal networking and discussion. Exchange ideas about teaching and
learn more about the activities of the NAGT. K-12 teachers, community
college faculty, college and university faculty, adjunct instructors, and
educators working with the general public are all welcome. Fee: US$20.
Community College Geoscience Education Reception Sunday 3/18, 6:30-7:30 pm
Community college faculty and adjunct instructors are invited to an informal
reception for connecting, socializing, and sharing ideas. Other geoscience
educators interested in working with community colleges are also welcome.
Cash bar and light appetizers will be provided.
Technical Session: Inquiry-Based Activities: Examples and Effectiveness
Sunday 3/18, 8-11:40 am
Research indicates that students learn more when taught using inquiry-based
activities, ranging from fully open inquiry through more guided actions in
both the classroom and lab. For this session, we are seeking participants to
share examples of student-centered activities used at all levels, to suggest
strategies for integrating inquiry-based learning into existing curricular
frameworks, and to present evidence on the efficacy of inquiry-based
activities on student learning.
Technology Integration in K16 Geoscience Education Sunday 3/18, 1:30-5:30
Recent years have seen an explosion in the use of technology in geoscience
education, including learning management and student response systems,
animations and simulations, GIS and remote sensing, popular media, Web 2.0,
and handheld devices. This session will explore the ways that technology is
being used in classroom and field environments, as well as in distance
learning and informal education, to enhance inquiry, improve comprehension
and retention, and provide essential skills. We encourage participants to
share examples of the successful integration of technology in teaching
geoscience and to present evidence on the impact of the technology on
student learning and skill development at all levels.
For more information and to register online, go to
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