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From: Cathy Manduca <[log in to unmask]>
Date: December 12, 2011 11:28:03 AM EST
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Subject: [Sercgeo] Opportunities to Participate in InTeGrate

InTeGrate - Opportunities for Participation and Collaboration

InTeGrate ( is a 5 year, community effort to improve geoscience literacy and build a workforce that is prepared to tackle environmental and resource challenges. The project includes many opportunities for participation and collaboration for geoscientists as well as those from natural science, social science and the humanities.  There are several current opportunities to join the project Including suggesting module topics (and recommending authors), applying for the assessment team, and participating in one of four upcoming workshops.  

 Suggest a Module Topic

One focus of the InTeGrate project will be to develop a new introductory course that emphasizes the potential of the geosciences to address societal challenges. To build this course, we are encouraging faculty to submit ideas for the creation of new introductory-level modules. We seek ideas for modules that will use one or more concepts within the geosciences to address a societal issue, will identify connections between at least two components of the earth system and will develop geoscience literacy.

Modules should support teaching for approximately one to two weeks of class and lab time and be adaptable for a variety of class sizes, departments and institutions.

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis over a two year period.  Go to to apply.

Join the Assessment Team

Assessment is an important part of the InTeGrate effort to create new teaching materials and implement them in the undergraduate curriculum. We are seeking faculty and evaluation specialists to join us in the assessment of new curriculum materials and courses.

The assessment team will design the assessment program, develop needed instruments or tools, support the development and implementation teams and evaluate the curriculum materials. The team will also focus on measuring the impact of materials on student learning. They will guide the development teams in embedding assessments that will allow monitoring of students' progress toward learning goals suitable for the project.

Team members will receive a stipend of $5000 per year, which reflects a commitment to 1 month of effort. All travel expenses will be covered by the project grant.  We anticipate team members will serve for 3-5 years.

Please consider joining us in this important work. Go to for the application or contact David Steer (330-972-2099 or [log in to unmask]).

Workshops for 2012

The InTeGrate program is offering 3 new workshops for 2012, plus one partnership workshop in collaboration with On the Cutting Edge. Workshop descriptions and applications are available online. Visit for more details.


Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability
May 23-25, 2012, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Application deadline: March 5, 2012


Teaching the Methods of Geoscience

June 27-29, 2012, plus optional field trip June 30, Montana State University, Bozeman MT

Application deadline: March 30, 2012


Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences

July 24 - 26, 2012 - Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Application deadline: April 20, 2012


Partnership Workshop: Teaching Environmental Geology, from On the Cutting Edge
June 2-6, 2012, Montana State University, Bozeman

Application deadline: March 1, 2012

Cathryn A. Manduca
Director, Science Education Resource Center
Executive Director, National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Carleton College
1 N College Street
Northfield MN  55057
507 222 7096

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Julie Libarkin
Associate Professor, Director - Geocognition Research Lab
Associate Director for Educational Research - Center for Integrative Studies in General Science
Michigan State University
206 Natural Science
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-8369
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Geoscience Education (through 2011)
Affiliations: Department of Geological Sciences, Cognitive Science Program, Environmental Science and Policy Program