Florida A&M Geo-Science Education: Improving Undergraduate Geo-Science Teacher Preparation using the Multiplication Factor of Micro Spiral Methodology Workshop

Wednesday 1:20 PT / 2:20 MT / 3:20 CT / 4:20 ET Online


Dr. Edith Davis, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

The COVID 19 Pandemic has adversely affected ever sector of our World. The battered sector of Education has once again taken a major hit in their plight to educate the World's citizens. The transfer of knowledge and information has been delayed, interrupted as well as in some cases stopped. The Micro-Spiral Methodology, which is the recursive repetition of concepts, knowledge, and skills, causes a deeper understanding of concept, knowledge, and skills with each successive encounter building on the previous encounters. Providing Micro-Spiral Method train-the-trainer model, which assisted in reducing absenteeism and loss of instructional time as well how to better encode concepts, knowledge, and skills into the left and right side of the brain. The Micro-Spiral Method can help overcome some adverse effects to the Educational system. The Multiplication Factor are the students that study under Dr. Edith Davis' Micro-Spiral Method. The State of Florida Science Education Scores have risen at their schools. Dr. Davis' students are receiving promotions and raises because they have raised the State Science Education Scores. The MF MSM Workshop will explore some of the results recently discovered.

The purpose of this application is to provide pre-service and in-service educators with strategies toward training their undergraduate and graduate students' usage of the multiplication factors of Micro-Spiral Methodologies (MSM) to improve K-12 understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). According to Hanushek, i.e. and others, "the achievement gap in math and reading between white and black students has barely narrowed over the last 50 years, despite nearly a half century of supposed progress in race relations and an increased emphasis on closing such academic discrepancies between groups of students." This trend remains true, also as it relates to the number of African American students pursuing degrees in the STEM areas.