Theme: Teacher Preparation, Professional Development and Policy Issues

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Teacher Preparation, Professional Development and Policy Issues.

Using Recreational Drones for STEM Explorations WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Johnson Center Recreational Services-Gym South

Shelley Olds, UNAVCO
LuAnn Dahlman, NOAA
Margaret Mooney, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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This workshop is designed for educators, after-school club leaders, science-fair mentors, and others who want to facilitate STEM-curious youth using recreational drones as a platform for learning. The first 20 ...
Communicating Science to the Public AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Student Union: Santa Ana A and B

Beth Bartel, UNAVCO

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Effective communication skills enable practitioners to engage non-experts, inform public opinion and policymakers, inspire the next generation of scientists and voters, and improve our own research process. This ...
Doing Citizen Science with NASA and The GLOBE Program AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Student Union: Fiesta A and B

Rebecca Boger, CUNY Brooklyn College

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Program and materials created and organized with assistance from Russanne Low, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Arlington VA, Holli Riebeek, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, AND Jeannie Allen, SSAI ...
Lessons from the InTeGrate Implementation Teams: Synthesizing Real-World Experience ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:00pm Northrop Hall: 340

John McDaris, Carleton College
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College

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The InTeGrate project supports the teaching of geoscience in the context of societal issues both within geoscience courses and across the undergraduate curriculum. The work of InTeGrate has included supporting 16 ...
Geoscience Methods and Local Geology: Urban Teachers Engage in Authentic Experiences to Make Sense of Local Phenomena ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm Northrop Hall: 340

Candace Penrod, Salt Lake City School District

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In Utah, a western state well-known for its spectacular geology, many local elementary teachers lack the content knowledge and experience to effectively use geoscience methods to interpret natural landforms, ...
Press-Kits as an Approach to Presenting Controversial Issues in the Geosciences ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:15pm Northrop Hall: 116

Eric Pyle, James Madison University

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Communicating scientific information to nonscientific audiences requires presenting accurate information in multiple ways. It is critical in reaching a broad audience, however, that the information be presented as ...
Getting it Done: Experiences Implementing the Framework and NGSS in Earth and Space Science ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm Student Union: Trailblazer/Spirit

Susan Sullivan, University of Colorado at Boulder
Aida Awad, Maine East High School

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Since the release of the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS, members of the geoscience education community have gained a collective wealth of experience to draw on. Continued momentum toward ...
Citizen Science along the Rio Grande: K-12 science, education, and stewardship AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Student Union: Trailblazer/Spirit

Kelly Steinberg, Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program

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Participants will gather at 12:50 p.m. for transportation off-site. Meet at the loading zone in front of the parking garage near the Student Union; there will be two small yellow school buses - see map (Acrobat ...
Education in the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus: A Transdisciplinary Community ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:15pm Northrop Hall: 116

Cory Forbes, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ

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Institutions of higher education must take a leading role in preparing all global citizens for the food, energy, and water (FEW) challenges of today and tomorrow. The Food-Energy-Water Nexus concept has emerged as ...
Lab-like Learning in Lecture – Video Snips and Tutorials for Active Learning Exercises ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:45pm Northrop Hall: 116

Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Lecture and laboratory classes are commonly understood as serving different purposes and delivering different student experiences. For example, lectures in introductory science courses typically focus on student ...
Re-conceptualizing the Scientific Inquiry Geoscience Education Literature in Context of the K-12 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Practices ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:45pm Northrop Hall: 340

Nancy Price, Portland State University

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Aspects of science practice as related to inquiry have been included in the discussions of K-12 education from the earliest stages of standards development. However, only recently with the development of the Next ...
Eat All the Pez: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Ideas for K-12 Teacher Professional Development POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Eliza Richardson, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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Earth science is the smallest discipline among the sciences in terms of number of certified teachers at the K-12 level (compared to biology, chemistry, and physics). Some states require no instruction in Earth ...
"The World in a River" : Redesigning An Earth Science Course for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers and Researching Its Impact on Learner Knowledge and Perspectives POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Danielle Ford, University of Delaware
Susan McGeary, University of Delaware
Jennifer Gallo-Fox, University of Delaware
Cheryl Ackerman, University of Delaware

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The University of Delaware's "World in a River" project, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, seeks to redesign the way teaching and learning occurs in an entry level Earth ...
Supporting K-12 Teachers' Instruction about Water using Scientific Modeling: A View Across Programs POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Tina Vo, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Cory Forbes, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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Scientific modeling is a core practice used extensively in the geosciences to explain concepts, predict phenomena, and illustrate and represent interactions and relationships within complex Earth systems. One ...
Integrated STEM in the El Ed: The Natural History of Our World POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Leah Courtland, University of Indianapolis
Steve Spicklemire, University of Indianapolis
Elizabeth Turner, University of Indianapolis
Anne Cutler, University of Indianapolis
Mary Gobbett, University of Indianapolis

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At the University of Indianapolis (UIndy), the School of Education has partnered with the Shaheen College of Arts and Science to develop a series of five courses known as the "STEM block" aimed at ...
The Role of an NSF Facility in supporting Education: Geodesy for Everyone through UNAVCO's Education & Community Engagement Program POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO
Beth Bartel, UNAVCO
Aisha Morris, National Science Foundation
Shelley Olds, UNAVCO
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO
Kelsey Russo-Nixon, UNAVCO

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UNAVCO manages the NSF geodetic facility (GAGE: Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope) which includes a focused program devoted to education, outreach, communications and geo-workforce development. The ...
CGRER & College of Education K-12 Climate Science Initiative POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Andrea Malek, University of Iowa
Susanna Herder, University of Iowa
Ted Neal, University of Iowa

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In the fall of 2015, Iowa adopted the new Iowa Science Standards, based on performance expectations in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The standards are still new to teachers, who are scrambling to ...
Weaving Together Native Cultural Knowledge and Western Science to Support Diverse Students' Learning about the Earth POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Holly Godsey, University of Utah
Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
William Tsosie, Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department
Amanda Cangelosi, University of Utah
Bennie Begay, University of Utah
Candace Penrod, Salt Lake City School District

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The University of Utah's Center for Science and Mathematics Education conducted a series of teacher workshops on Math and Earth Science from Navajo (Diné) and Western Perspectives in order to promote ...
Neutralizing the Politicization of Climate Science and Energy Policy WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Northrop Hall: 340

Callan Bentley, Northern Virginia Community College

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Participants in this session will work together to improve their teaching of climate science in a world of unprecedented politicization of that topic. Themes to be emphasized include rhetoric (the recognition and ...
Teaching about Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Student Union: Fiesta A and B

John Warford, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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The movement towards sustainable communities has brought into focus the centrality of food in our everyday lives and its myriad social, economic and environmental connections. 'Food as the Foundation for ...
Expanding the perspective and offerings of the Traveling Workshop Program ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:00pm Northrop Hall: 340

Rory McFadden, Gustavus Adolphus College
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College

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The Traveling Workshops Program (TWP) has been strengthening departments and courses by offering workshop opportunities for departments and groups to examine such topics as program design, curriculum mapping, ...
Earthquake Education Workshops In N.C.: A Teacher-Led Model For Science Education Workshops ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:30pm Northrop Hall: 340

Randy Bechtel, NC Geological Survey
Dr. Kenneth B. Taylor, North Carolina Geological Survey

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In September 2014, the North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) conducted a series of three one-day earthquake education workshops in the western part of the state. These workshops were funded by a grant from the ...
Advocacy and Connecting with Community ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm Student Union: Trailblazer/Spirit

Don Haas, Paleontological Research Institution

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We live in polarized times. Climate change, fracking, evolution, and many more issues are mired in political conflict that are better understood through science and science education. Advocacy has a role in ...
The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder
Susan Sullivan, University of Colorado at Boulder
Jennifer Taylor, University of Colorado at Boulder
Susan Lynds, University of Colorado at Boulder
Frank Niepold, NOAA
Marian Grogan, TERC
Sean Fox, Carleton College
Tamara Ledley, Bentley University, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 20452 Past: Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, 2017; TERC, 1997-2017

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It is important that we prepare tomorrow's scientists, decision makers and citizens to address the societal impacts of a changing climate. In order to respond, manage, and adapt to those change citizens of all ...
Teaching STEM Teachers Using NASA GLOBE Protocols POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Carol Engelmann, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Graduate and undergraduate STEM courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) are being designed to integrate the protocols from NASA's Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) ...
It is in the Syllabus POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Alayde Barbosa, Florida Gulf Coast University
Mary Abercrombie, Florida Gulf Coast University

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The ambition to become better instructors was the motivation to participate in the new Design Academy, an intense two week program offered by the Lucas Center for Faculty Development at the Florida Gulf Coast ...