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.

Navigating and Contributing to Teach the Earth AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania

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Have you developed an activity that you're especially proud of and think others might benefit from? Have you ever visited the Teach the Earth portal (sometimes known as SERC) and felt overwhelmed by the volume ...
Best Practices for Implementing Dual Enrollment Programs AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Joel Johnson, The University of Texas at Austin
Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin
Alison Mote

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Dual enrollment college courses for high school students have great potential to expand geoscience education, to ease students into college rigor and improve college outcomes, and to attract students from ...
Tuesday Plenary: Training STEM graduate students to work in Indigenous Communities to co-solve FEWS challenges PLENARY TALK
Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm PT / 1:00-2:00pm MT / 2:00-3:00pm CT / 3:00-4:00pm ET Online

Karletta Chief, The University of Arizona

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Worldwide, approximately 370 million Indigenous people live in over 90 countries. Although, Indigenous people are only approximately 5% of the world population, they represent 90% of the cultural diversity and hold ...
Model-Based Teaching and Learning about Earth's Climate in Secondary Science Classrooms POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Devarati Bhattacharya, Central Washington University
Kimberly Carroll Steward, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Cory Forbes, The University of Texas at Arlington

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Teaching and learning about Earth's climate and global climate change (GCC) is increasingly emphasized in secondary science classrooms in the US to help students develop understanding, communicate, and make ...
Promoting Inclusion in the Geosciences with an Equity-Minded Syllabus POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-12:30pm PT / 1:00-1:30pm MT / 2:00-2:30pm CT / 3:00-3:30pm ET Online

Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
Susan Keenan, University of Northern Colorado
Cassendra Bergstrom, University of Northern Colorado
Lori Reinvold, University of Northern Colorado
Jodie Novak, University of Northern Colorado
Sharon Bywater-Reyes, University of Northern Colorado

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The syllabus provides a first opportunity to leave an impression on your students and can go a long way in helping to promote an inclusive environment in your course, especially for marginalized students. ...
Utilizing Android Phones for NASA Relative Measurements TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 12:31 PT / 1:31 MT / 2:31 CT / 3:31 ET Online

CONSTANCE MEADORS, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Katina White, Forest Heights Middle school
Dr. Marico Bryant-Howe, University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College

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Phones have become a part of our lives. They are used to measure many physical activities and measurements such as heart rate. However, academia often bands the use of phones in the classroom. This activity is ...
Teaching Geo-Science to Future Science Teacher using the Micro-Spiral Method ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:35 PT / 1:35 MT / 2:35 CT / 3:35 ET Online

Dr. Edith Davis, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

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The Micro-Spiral approach helps strengthens institutional programmatic, support capacity for geoscience curricula targeting preservice and in-service teachers at HBCU's. Using the Micro-Spiral Method, has ...
Raspberry Shake - "Dig Deeper into Seismology" TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 12:44 PT / 1:44 MT / 2:44 CT / 3:44 ET Online

Gabriel Low, Mr.

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This lesson is the second lesson in Raspberry Shake's introductory lesson plan sequence and focuses on students' fundamental understanding of earthquakes, seismic waves, and how earthquake epicenters are ...
Strategies for engaging with Teach the Earth online resources POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm PT / 2:00-3:00pm MT / 3:00-4:00pm CT / 4:00-5:00pm ET Online

Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Sean Fox, Carleton College
Sarah Fortner, Carleton College
Phil Resor, Wesleyan University
Lisa White, University of California-Berkeley
Missy Holzer, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
Bruce Mason, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Andrew Haveles, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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Have you been overwhelmed by the sheer number of resources on Teach the Earth? Have you wished for more guidance on how to navigate the Teach the Earth Portal? Would you like to contribute to the community of ...
"The World in a River": Lessons Learned While Redesigning and Researching an Introductory Earth Science Course for Preservice Elementary Teachers POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm PT / 2:00-3:00pm MT / 3:00-4:00pm CT / 4:00-5:00pm ET Online

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 authors discuss their efforts to transform a large introductory course for preservice early childhood and elementary teacher education majors and understand its impact on learners. The course was redesigned to ...
Seeking Feedback on Proposed Geoscience Teacher Leaders Criteria ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:45 PT / 2:45 MT / 3:45 CT / 4:45 ET Online

Suzanne Traub-Metlay, Western Governors University
Laura Rowan Hollister, Pitman High School
Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin

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National recognition for excellence in K-12 Earth Sciences education is under development by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Teacher Education Division (TED) and other organizations. ...
A Middle School CER Argumentative Inquiry Lab as introduction to Relative Humidity TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 1:52 PT / 2:52 MT / 3:52 CT / 4:52 ET Online

Katina White, Forest Heights Middle school
Dr. Marico Bryant-Howe, University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
CONSTANCE MEADORS, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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I will demonstrate a CER Argumentative Inquiry lab that helps students construct their own definition of the relationship between air temperature and the amount of water the atmosphere can hold.
Distinguish Yourself in Earth Science Teaching: The New Certified AMS Teacher (CAT) Program ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:00 PT / 3:00 MT / 4:00 CT / 5:00 ET Online

Diane Ripollone, Cardinal Gibbons High School
Wendy Abshire, American Meteorological Society

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AMS has proudly offered certification programs for broadcasters and consulting meteorologists for decades. Now it is introducing its first new certification in to recognize K-12 educators who have demonstrated ...
Supporting Student Wellness WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Ann Marie Pettigrew, Stanford University
Robyn Dunbar, Stanford University

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Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we are no longer able to offer this workshop. We will contact current registrants soon with alternative options.