Southeastern Section - 60th Annual Meeting (23–25 March 2011)

Paper No. 3
Presentation Time: 8:40 AM


CASE Sr, Mark H., Guilford County Schools, Southern Guilford High School, 5700 Drake Road, Greensboro, NC 27406,

Earth science and geology teachers need help. Often rookie teachers or teachers from other disciplines are given earth science to instruct when they are not prepared. They do not have the tools, supplies, contacts for speakers or experience to give a good foundation in earth science. A good foundation in earth science can ignite the fire for potential geoscience careers in exploring our earth and utilizing its resources.

This discussion based forum is designed to show field geologists, mining industry, suppliers and every level of geoscience what classroom teachers need. Attendees will hear what works and what does not for 21st century learners. As part of the discussion, attendees can verbalize what they need for 21st century learners need to bring away from education and to the work force.

Mark H. Case, Sr. is a Certified Environmental Educator and was presented the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award in 2005 as a non-traditional teacher. He serves as District 5 Director on the North Carolina Science Teacher Association board of directors. He has worked with youth and adults in environmental education for over 20 years. Mark was also presented the William T. Hornaday Gold Badge for conservation efforts. Mark earned a Bachelor and Masters of Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1986 and 1988.