Western Governors University
Suzanne T. Metlay Ph.D., is full-time faculty at Western Governors University, Teachers College, preparing pre-service and of-record teachers to become middle school and high school Earth science educators with subject matter expertise in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Suzanne teaches graduate students as well as undergraduates, and specializes in Praxis and state content exams nationwide. Suzanne is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Competency Based Education (2015-present); founded and administered Earth Education Resources for Two-Year College Faculty (EarthEd2YC; with Rusty Low, NASA Earth Forum Lead; 2014-2015); and served on the NAGT Geosciences for Two-Year Colleges (Geo2YC) executive board (archivist; 2012-2014). Prior to joining WGU, Suzanne was full-time astronomy faculty at Front Range Community College, Colorado; Operations Director at Secure World Foundation (private non-profit for space sustainability); Education Programs Manager at Fiske Planetarium, University of Colorado at Boulder; and a member of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET).
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Conference Presentation (1)
Seeking Feedback on Proposed Geoscience Teacher Leaders Criteria part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session II
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. ...
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NAGT Advocacy Committee - What We Do and How You Can Join part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Roundtable Discussions
Advocating for geoscience education involves being aware of issues affecting K-16 Earth Sciences instruction and, in a collaborative effort, speaking up to safeguard or advance learner access to accurate, rigorous, ...
Southwest Section, Geo2YC: The Two-Year College Division, Geoscience Education Research Division, Teacher Education Division