Resources Related to Preparation of Earth Science Teachers

We have developed collections of materials related to Teacher Preparation that should prove useful to anyone interested in this important topic. Click below for access to these specific resource collections.

Essays: Participants at the 2003 workshop wrote essays about the teacher preparation efforts and goals of their institutions. These essays show the wide variety of approaches to preparing future Earth Science teachers currently in use around the country.

Teacher Interviews: In order to get a sense of what K-12 teachers are doing in their Earth Science classrooms, we conducted interviews with teachers from different backgrounds, different teaching assignments and different needs.

Teacher Preparation Courses: This collection profiles courses at institutions around the country and how they are used to prepare pre-service Earth Science teachers.

Professional Development Programs: We developed this collection to highlight different programs from around the country that specialize in helping current teachers expand their expertise in the Earth Science and provide continuing education.

Teaching Activities: This collection of activities has been submitted by workshop participants and others that have innovative activities they use in courses that educate future Earth Science teachers.

Nature of Science Reference List: This reference list was compiled by Sandra Rutherford of Eastern Michigan University. The references all speak to various aspects of the Nature of Science.

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