Edgar A. Bering, III Edgar A. Bering, III

GIFT Workshop at IUGG

Posted on February 6, 2019 - 2:07 PM CST

7/15/2019 (Mon)- 12:00 AM to 7/17/2019 - 12:00 AM CDT

Tags: Elementary | High School | Educator | Training / Workshop | Curriculum / Lesson Plan / Activity | Community Posts | K-12 Working Group | Earth Science | Heliophysics | Planetary Science

Event information

Dear Colleagues


I am writing to solicit applications to give a presentation at the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) 2019 General Assembly Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop. The workshop is scheduled for July 15-17, 2019, at the 2019 General Assembly (GA) of IUGG. The GA will be held in the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The GIFT workshop typically is attended by 50-75 educators, primarily middle and high school teachers, but includes educators working in elementary schools and informal community-based education centers as well. Participating in the IUGG GIFT workshop is an excellent way to share your science and associated educational resources with an international group of teachers and help them bring these resources directly into their classrooms.

IUGG is soliciting applications from teams composed of at least one scientist and at least one education specialist (e.g. outreach specialist, science teacher) if possible to provide presentations during the workshop. A "presentation" will be composed of a talk on an Earth or space science topic appropriate for K-12 educators coupled with one or more closely related hands-on classroom activities, with a full time for presentation of 1.5 hours. If distance and travel costs precludes your bringing a full team, we will try to arrange for you to train a local volunteer educator to be your teammate.

The application website is in progress. Given the date, I think we should start circulating the presentation application, which is attached. Fill it in and submit it yourself, send it to any and all mailing lists, and circulate it, please. Replies should be sent to eabering@uh.edu with a subject header [IUGG GIFT].


Sincerely yours

Edgar A Bering, III