AGU-NESTA 2014 Fall GIFT Workshop Presenter Application Form
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the AGU-NESTA 2014 Fall Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop. The workshop is scheduled for December 15-16, 2014 at the San Francisco AGU Meeting. The workshop typically is attended by 40-60 educators, primarily middle and high school teachers, but includes educators working in elementary education and informal community-based education centers as well. Participating in the AGU/NESTA GIFT workshop is an excellent way to share your science and associated educational resources with teachers, and to help them bring these resources directly into their classrooms.
AGU is working to ensure the opportunity for broad participation among AGU members in this workshop, and so has instituted a process for applying to present at the workshop. AGU is soliciting applications from teams composed of at least one scientist and one education specialist to provide presentations during the workshop (multiple scientists and education specialists can participate, with the understanding that the group will have a limited amount of time for presentation). A "presentation" will be composed of a lecture on a geophysical topic appropriate for middle and high school educators coupled with one or more closely related classroom activities, with a full time for presentation of 1.5 to 2 hours maximum. To ensure that the presentation - both lecture and activity (or activities) are relevant to the K-12 classroom, applicants are required to provide information on the relevance of the presentation topic to science education standards (Next Generation Science Standards).
Applications for presentations will be taken through August 6, 2014. At least one of the individuals involved in the presentation must be a member of AGU or be sponsored by a member of AGU (which means to make their membership number available to use on the application), and provide their AGU membership number when completing the application. Applications will be reviewed by a committee drawn from AGU scientists, K-12 teachers, the AGU EPO community, AGU Education Staff, and the NESTA Board of Directors, who will help identify the proposals that appear to be the most appropriate to teacher needs and AGU goals and objectives. Final decisions on selected presentation teams will be made by September 3rd, 2014.