Teaching How to Teach

Teaching How to Teach

A blind PhD student teaches others how to make their classrooms more inclusive. Story by Erik Potter Due to a degenerative retinal condition, Gina Ceylan’s vision had been slipping slowly — sometimes quickly — since childhood. Then, one morning in the middle of her master’s program in geology at...

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GSA Pledges to Support Student Diversity at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Denver

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, the Geological Society of America (GSA) has established a grassroots initiative On To the Future (OTF), aimed at providing partial-funding for 125 diverse students to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting, October 27-30, in Denver, Colorado.  GSA is  this year. Many GSA members describe their first...

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Join the IAGD Global Network

The IAGD is actively working to expand the global network of members, resources, and research.   Please encourage colleagues from institutions in any of the US locations listed below as well as any colleagues from international institutions to join the network of resources and research that promote accessibility to and...

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Recent IAGD events at the 2012 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

Recent IAGD events at the 2012 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

The IAGD network continued to build at GSA 2012 in Charlotte NC. Before the conference, a short course titled Instructional Approaches to Access, Accommodation, and Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in the Geosciences was presented by IAGD members Chris Atchison, Brett Gilley and Gina Ceylan. In the course participants...

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Short course on creating access to the geosciences for students with disabilities to be held at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC.

Course #508. Instructional Approaches to Access, Accommodation, and Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in the Geosciences. Sat., 3 Nov., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Room 501. UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 East 9th Street.  Map & Directions Cost:  US$35; includes lunch. Participants will be reimbursed for the expense of the short...

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White House releases report indicating the need for one million graduates from STEM programs

Washington, DC – In a public briefing at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the  President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report that describes a desperate need to increase graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.  While the report...

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Atchison receives best student paper award from Geology and Society Division of GSA

Minneapolis, MN – The Geology and Society division is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Best Student Paper Awards. They are Jimmy Randolph of the University of Minnesota and Christopher Atchison of Ohio State University (now a faculty member at Georgia State University). Each will receive public...

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