Missy Holzer

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Missy Holzer, PhD. Missy taught high school Earth and space, environmental science, and physical geography for more than 30 years, and currently adjuncts at different universities, and is a science education consultant specializing in standards reviews and curriculum development.  She is the secretary of National Earth Science Teachers Association (President 2012-2014), co-chair of the K-12 Working Group of the AGU Education Section. She has served on many state and national committees, and presents at local, regional, and national conferences. She has been an active participant in New Jersey state science standards projects since 2008, which most recently included the integration of climate change into all education standards.  She supports formal and non-formal educators in their transition to NGSS through numerous workshop offerings and is currently assisting teachers with the integration of the new climate standards into their units. She serves as Master Teacher for the NSF-funded Model-Evidence-Link Project, based out of the University of Maryland and Temple University. She has a BS in Environmental Planning and Design, MAT in science education, MS in geography, and PhD in science education.

Webinar Leader, Workshop Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Evidence for Plate Tectonics part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Evidence
DATA: Sea Floor Age, Volcano and Earthquake Distributions. TOOL: My World GIS. SUMMARY: Identify relationships among sea-floor age, earthquakes, and volcanoes to understand how they support the theory of plate tectonics.

Conference Presentation (1)

Strategies for engaging with Teach the Earth online resources part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Poster Sessions:Posters
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 ...

Other Contribution (1)

Advocating for Earth and Space Sciences: Community Conversation about Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollments as Valued Pathways part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Round Table Discussions
Advocating for geoscience education involves being aware of issues affecting K-Graduate Earth Sciences instruction and, in a collaborative effort, speaking up to safeguard or advance learner access to accurate, ...


Workshop Participant (17 workshops)

Webinar Leader (9 webinars)

Webinar Participant (31 webinars)

I had no idea assessments could actually be joyful!
April 2022
Why is "If it can't be grown, it must be mined" important in your ESS classroom?
March 2022
Exploring the Earth System with Understanding Global Change
February 2022