159 Geoscience Education II: Best Practices for Teaching Geoscience

Oral Session
General Discipline Sessions
Sunday, 5 October 2008: 1:30 PM-4:45 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 342AD

Paul Baldauf , Iris Totten and Anne Ewing Rassios
1:30 PM
The Impact of Ability Grouping In Introductory Geology Labs
Iris Totten, Kansas State University; Kim Bosco, Kansas State University
1:45 PM
Teaching Geosciences: Putting Theory to Practice
Leslie F. Reid, University of Calgary; Julie Weible, University of Calgary; Jim W. Nicholls, University of Calgary
2:00 PM
Improving the Public Understanding of Science
Judith G. Scotchmoor, University of California; David R. Lindberg, University of California; Roy L. Caldwell, University of California; Richard O'Grady, American Institute of Biological Sciences; Jack Hehn, American Institute of Physics; M. Lee Allison, Arizona Geological Survey
2:15 PM
3:15 PM
A Course of One's Own: Issues, Challenges, and Resources for Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Early Career Faculty
R. Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary; Richelle M. Allen-King, SUNY Buffalo; Robyn Wright Dunbar, Stanford University; Cathryn A. Manduca, Carleton College; Carol J. Ormand, Carleton College
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
WNMU's Successful Approach to Teaching Geology Online
Vicki Harder, Western New Mexico University; Mary E. Dowse, Western New Mexico University
4:00 PM
Methods Used to Improve the Scaffolding and Clarity of Introductory Geoscience Lecture Tutorials
Jessica J. Smay, San Jose City College; Karen M. Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island
4:15 PM
Rookie Earth Science Teaching Triumphs and Tragedies at the University of Northern Iowa
Chad Heinzel, The University of Northern Iowa; Drew Kreman, The University of Northern Iowa
4:30 PM
K-12 Teacher as An NSF RET (Research Experience for Teachers) Participant in the NSF INTERFACE (Interdisciplinary alliance for digital Field data Acquisition and Exploration) Facility at UT-Dallas
Iris Alvarado, University of Texas- Dallas; Mohammed Alfarhan, University of Texas at Dallas; Lionel White, Univ of Texas at Dallas; Carlos Aiken, The University of Texas at Dallas