Boston 2020 - NESTA Share-a-thon

Virtual Share-a-Thon Zoom Room 1

Facilitator

  • Aida Awad, Education Consultant and Adjunct Professor

Earth Science All Around: Using 360 Imagery To Support Place-based Instruction

This share-a-thon presentation provides a mini-intro to place-based teaching in the geosciences, as well as a tour of the Earth Science All Around website that is jam packed with resources, lesson materials, and simulations that are ready for you to use today. Virtual field trips, 360 images, Google Earth and place-based geoscience education approaches support 3-dimensional teaching and learning as called for in the Framework for K-12 Science Education. These can form the basis for rich, independent (including "learn from home") lessons for students.

Share-a-Thon Recording - Earth Science All Around Video (right-click or control-click to download)

Presenters - Aida Awad, Education Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Steve Semken, Professor, Arizona State University, Ed Robeck, Director of Education and Outreach, American Geosciences Institute

Resources - Earth Science All Around Website


Earth Science Week

Earth Science Week offers a wealth of free geoscience learning activities, guides, resources, videos, webcasts, citizen science opportunities, events listings, career information, competitions, and more, throughout the year. This share-a-thon presentation provides a brief overview.

Share-a-Thon Recording - Earth Science All Around Video (right-click or control-click to download)

Presenter - Geoff Camphire, Associate Director, Communications, American Geosciences Institute

Resources - Earth Science Week


IF THEN STEM Ambassadors

Broadening participation in the geosciences, and STEM fields more generally, is an ongoing priority in geoscience education. To promote this goal, the Lyda Hill Philanthropies in partnership with the AAAS and others have started the IF/THEN Initiative to highlight the professional lives of a diverse group of women in STEM fields. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has developed sets of curriculum-related activities focusing on four of those STEM professionals. These activities involve students in reflecting on their own images of STEM professionals and their work, engaging with the "STEM Timelines" of the profiled scientists and relating those to events in their own lives, and exploring how the work of STEM professionals is significant in their lives and communities.

Share-a-Thon Recording - IF/THEN Ambassadors Video (right-click or control-click to download)

Presenters -  0

  • Aida Awad, Education Consultant and Adjunct Professor
  • Ed Robeck, Director of Education and Outreach, American Geosciences Institute
  • Laura Hollister, master teacher of A.P. Environmental Science and the Living Earth at Pitman High School in Turlock, California
  • Cheryl Manning, Geoscience Education Research PhD student at Northern Illinois University and a master teacher of Earth and Space Science, Environmental Science, Physics and Chemistry at Evergreen High School in Evergreen, Colorado

Resources


AGI Professional Development Resources

This share-a-thon presentation discusses two of AGI's professional development resources for geoscience education: K-5 GeoSource and Education GeoSource.!

Share-a-Thon Recording - AGI Professional Development Video (right-click or control-click to download)

Presenters - Sequoyah McGee, Outreach Coordinator, Education Department, American Geosciences Institute

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Humanizing and diversifying scientist identities with Scientist Spotlights

Schinske et al. (2017) designed the Scientist Spotlight homework assignments to shift students' stereotypes of scientists and to increase diverse representations and enhance science identity. This talk will share the Schinske model and modifications to the Scientist Spotlight assignment for students.

Share-a-Thon Recording - Scientist Spotlight Homework Video (right-click or control-click to download)

Presenter - Laura Guertin, Professor, Earth Science, Penn State Brandywine

Resources - Laura Guertin home page


Free NASA Earth Science for Kids! Earth Observatory for Kids!

This share-a-thon presentation discusses Earth Observatory for Kids, a free printable PDF that brings real NASA data into the hands of children ages 9 - 14. This resource can be read online or printed and includes an article and activity about different topics in Earth Science, ranging from freshwater to farming, glaciers to geology, pollution to penguin poop, and plenty more.

Share-a-Thon Recording - NASA Earth Observatory for Kids Video (right-click or control-click to download)

Presenters - Tassia Owen, Senior Communications Specialist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Resources - EO Kids NASA Earth Observatory






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