Beyond Content: Roles of Geoscientists in Preparing Pre-Service Earth Science Teachers

Friday 12:00-1:45pm PT / 1:00-2:45pm MT / 2:00-3:45pm CT / 3:00-4:45pm ET Online
Round Table Discussion


James Ebert, SUNY College at Oneonta

Majors in Earth Science education learn their content in geoscience departments and pedagogy in departments or schools of education and seldom the twain shall meet. How can geoscientists help in best preparing pre-service Earth Science teachers for success in classroom, lab, field, and virtual environments? What can we do to develop pre-service teachers' facility with the "three-dimensional teaching" inherent in the Next Generation Science Standards? Come to this round table discussion to share current practices and new ideas for preparing and mentoring the pre-service teachers who will inspire middle and high school students to become majors in our departments.