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Preparing Teachers to Teach Earth Science

Preparing Teachers to Teach Earth Science

This site examines the role of geoscience departments and faculty in preparing preservice teachers and supporting practicing teachers who teach K-12 Earth science. Information is drawn from the participants and outcomes of a 2003 workshop, 'Developing the Earth Science Teacher Workforce: The Role of Geoscience Departments and Introductory Courses'. Topics include issues involved in preparing teachers to teach Earth science; ways in which colleges and universities prepare future K-12 teachers of Earth science; and ways in which geoscience faculty and departments support practicing teachers (most of whom have a major in a non-geosciences area) as they expand their knowledge of Earth Science and keep up in a changing field. There are also links to workshops and activities, and links to additional resources related to preparation of Earth science teachers.

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