Being a good teacher takes practice and training. Two areas of undergraduate education that I have sought out extensive training in are diversity and inclusion, and active-learning strategies. Some key trainings are highlighted below.

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Implicit Bias
  • Accessibility
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Working with Veterans
  • Queer and Feminist Pedagogy
  • Equity in STEM for All Genders
  • Place, Cultural Context, and Geoscience Teaching

Active-Learning Strategies:

  • Real-Time Feedback (clickers, PollEverywhere.com, etc)
  • Role-Playing Scenarios
  • Collective Free Writes
  • CUREs (Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences)
  • Effective demonstrations

In addition to participating in pedagogical training, I also lead a training for new teaching assistants (TAs) in the geology department on accessibility and inclusion. This training has run for two years now, and in August 2018 I submitted a manuscript detailing its implementation and efficacy to the Journal of Geoscience Education Research.