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Reaching the Next Generation: Tales of Successful Strategies and Frustrating Challenges from Teaching Earth-Science Courses For Pre-Service Elementary Teachers

2011 GSA Session T178 sponsored by the GSA Geoscience Education Division and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Kyle Gray and Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, Presiding

164-1 EARTH SCIENCE FOR PRE-ED MAJORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN -MILWAUKEE: KEAN, William F., Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201, wkean@uwm.edu (Abstract)

164-2 REACHING PRESERVICE TEACHERS IN A GENERAL EDUCATION OCEAN SYSTEMS COURSE THROUGH THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY: BARNEY, Jeffrey A., Mallinson Institutute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, 3225 Wood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, jeffrey.a.barney@wmich.edu, BENTZ, Amy E., Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, 3225 Wood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, and MCCOWEN, Robert H., The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, 3225 Wood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (Abstract)

164-3 PREPARING FUTURE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS BY HELPING THEM OVERCOME THEIR FEAR OF SCIENCE: FOX, Lydia K., Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211-0110, lkfox@pacific.edu (Abstract)

164-4 REGIONAL COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE SCIENCE CONTENT COURSES FOR PRE-SERVICE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS: FOSTER, Tom, Physics Department, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Science Building, Edwardsville, IL 62026, SPRINGER, Cathryn, Geography Department, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Alumni Hall, Edwardsville, IL 62026, and LOCKE, Sharon, Center for STEM Research, Education, and Outreach, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Science Building Box 2224, Edwardsville, IL 62026, sharon.locke1@gmail.com (Abstract)

164-5 THE "INVESTIGATIVE SCIENCE" SERIES – INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE CONTENT COURSES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORS: ANDERSON, Jennifer L.B.1, BEATTY, William Lee1, NOSEK, John2, BATES, Kim2, and FERSTL, Andrew3, (1) Department of Geoscience, Winona State University, 175 W. Mark St, Winona, MN 55987, JLAnderson@winona.edu, (2) Department of Biology, Winona State University, Winona, MN 55987, (3) Department of Physics, Winona State University, Winona, MN 55987 (Abstract, Slides (Acrobat (PDF) 682kB Nov23 11))

164-6 INVESTIGATING AND IMPROVING THE SCIENCE AND DATA LITERACY OF PRE-SERVICE ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS: ELLWEIN, Amy L., Natural and Environmental Sciences, Western State College, Hurst Hall, 600 N. Adams St, Gunnison, CO 81231, aellwein@western.edu, NYMAN, Matthew W., Earth & Planetary Science/Natural Science Program, University of New Mexico, MSC03 2040, Albuquerque, NM 87131, CONNEALY, Selena, Science Education Institute of the Southwest, Univ of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, STRONG, Mel, Earth & Planetary Science/Natural Science Program, Univ of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, and DANIEL, Mary Jo, New Mexico EPSCoR, Univ of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (Abstract)

164-7 INTEGRATING CLIMATE CHANGE FOR ELEMENTARY PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS: TALES FROM THE FIELD: MILLER, Heather, Department of Geology, Grand Valley State University, One Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401, millehea@gvsu.edu, LLERANDI-ROMÁN, Pablo A., Geology Dept, Grand Valley State University, Padnos Hall of Science, Allendale, MI 49401-9403, MATTOX, Stephen, Geology, Grand Valley State University, 133 Padnos, Allendale, MI 49401-9403, DOBSON, Christopher, Biology, Grand Valley State University, One Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401, and LUDWIG, Matthew A., The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, 3325 Wood Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (Abstract)

164-8 LEARNING BY TEACHING: EMBEDDING TEACHING EXPERIENCES INTO AN EARTH SCIENCE COURSE FOR PRE-SERVICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS: BYKERK-KAUFFMAN, Ann, Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State Univ, Chico, 400 W. 1st St, Chico, CA 95929-0205, abykerk-kauffman@csuchico.edu (Abstract)

164-9 STRATEGIES FOR CONFRONTING PRESERVICE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS' ALTERNATE CONCEPTIONS: PETCOVIC, Heather L., Department of Geosciences and The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, 1187 Rood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, heather.petcovic@wmich.edu (Abstract, Slides (Acrobat (PDF) 181kB Jan19 12))

164-10 GEOLOGY AND EVERYDAY THINKING: A METACOGNITIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGNED TO INSPIRE FUTURE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS TO TEACH EARTH SCIENCE: LINNEMAN, Scott R., Geology Department, Western Washington Univ, Bellingham, WA 98225, scott.linneman@wwu.edu and DEBARI, S.M., Geology, Western Washington University, M.S. 9080, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Abstract, Slides (Acrobat (PDF) 422kB Jan19 12))

164-11 INCREASES IN SCIENTIFIC LOGICAL THINKING SKILLS IN A PROGRAM FOR PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS: TEED, Rebecca1, WILLIAMS, Tiffany1, and SLATTERY, William2, (1) Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wright State University, 260 Brehm Labs, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, rebecca.teed@wright.edu, (2) Earth & Environmental Sciences and Teacher Education, Wright State Univ, Dayton, OH 45435 (Abstract)

164-12 ASSESSING GAINS IN SCIENCE TEACHING SELF-EFFICACY AND GEOSCIENCE CONTENT FOR PRE-SERVICE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORS TAKING AN INQUIRY-BASED EARTH SCIENCE COURSE: GRAY, Kyle, Earth Sciences, University of Northern Iowa, Latham Hall, Room 124, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, kyle.gray@uni.edu (Abstract)


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