Initial Publication Date: May 3, 2006


These one-page essays highlight the strengths of geoscience departmental offerings for pre-service teachers in any or all of these areas:

  • Recruiting, mentoring and advising future teachers
  • The role of introductory courses in teacher preparation
  • Research and teaching experiences for future teachers
  • Links between education and geoscience departments
  • Supporting alumni in the teaching profession

The goals of these essays are to

  • Introduce the participants and the work of their departments to the other workshop participants
  • Describe the breadth of ways in which departments are successfully contributing to the preparation of Earth Science teachers
  • Highlight challenges, opportunities, and strategies for success

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Celeste Carty, Science Magnet School, Minneapolis
Robert Cichowski, California State University
Sue DeBari, Western Washington University
Allan Feldman, University of Massachusetts
Steve Good, West Chester University, Pennsylvania
Dave Gosselin, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Karen Grove, San Francisco State University
Karen Havholm, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Jackie Huntoon, Michigan Tech University
Carl Katsu, Fairfield High School, Fairfield PA
Tom Lindsay, Portland State University
Rusty Low, University of Minnesota
John Madsen, University of Delaware
Steve Mattox, Grand Valley State University
Randy McGinnis, University of Maryland
Ellen Metzger, San Jose State University
Ron Narode, Portland State University
Monica Ramirez, AIMS Community College
Cassandra Runyon, College of Charleston
Randy Sachter, Nederland Elementary School, Boulder CO
Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston
Mary Savina, Carleton College
Nate Shotwell, Mills E. Goodwin High School, Richmond VA
William Slattery, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Cathy Summa, Winona State University
Richard Yuretich, University of Massachusetts