New Jersey Earth and Environmental Science Educator's Institute: Connecting Models and Evidence

We have cancelled our summer 2020 Institutes due to COVID-19. We anticipate holding two institutes, one in Georgia and one in New Jersey in the summer of 2021. The Earth and Environmental Science Educators' Institutes provide professional development in the use of Model-Evidence Link (MEL) activities centered on current Earth science topics. These 3-dimensional (core ideas, practices, crosscutting concepts) instructional scaffolds facilitate critical thinking, evidence-based reasoning, construction of scientific explanations, and collaborative argumentation to support scientific reasoning within challenging Earth science topics. For more information about the use of MEL diagrams in the classroom, explore this website. For more information, check back in December 2020 or January 2021.

This institute is supported in part by the NSF under Grant No. DRL-1721041. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the NSF's views.

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