2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia (19–22 October 2014)

Session No. 152
Monday, 20 October 2014: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
217/218 (Vancouver Convention Centre-West)

T68. Involving Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers in Geoscience Research: Innovations and Strategies for Evaluating Their Success

GSA Geoscience Education Division
Mark Abolins, Advocate
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Start Time
 
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:15 PM
DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCES IN A MASTER OF ARTS OF TEACHING EARTH SCIENCE PROGRAM
POWELL, Wayne1, MIELE, Eleanor2 and ADAMS, Jennifer2, (1)Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, (2)School of Education, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, wpowell@brooklyn.cuny.edu
1:35 PM
THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF ENGAGING TEACHERS IN RESEARCH TO ENHANCE SCIENCE PROCESS SKILLS
GODSEY, Holly S., Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, 115 S. 1460 E, Rm 383 FASB, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, STARK, Louisa A., Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah, 383 Colorow Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 and GOLDSMITH, Melissa M., Urban Institute for Teacher Education, University of Utah, 1721 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, holly.godsey@utah.edu
1:50 PM
BROADENING DIVERSITY IN THE GEOSCIENCES THROUGH TEACHER-STUDENT WORKSHOPS THAT EMPHASIZES COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH PROJECTS
MURRAY, Kent S., Natural Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128, kmurray@umich.edu
2:10 PM
MEASURING STUDENT OUTCOMES: EVALUATING THE PROGRAM AND BENEFICIAL TO THE STUDENT AND MENTOR
SINGER, Jill, Earth Sciences, SUNY-Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222, ZIMMERMAN, Bridget, Office for Research & Economic Development, SUNY-Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 and WEILER, Daniel, Daniel Weiler Associates, Berkeley, CA 94707, singerjk@buffalostate.edu
2:30 PM
SCIENCE TEACHING SELF-EFFICACY AND SCIENCE CONTENT COURSES: ASSESSING THE ROLE OF FIELD EXPERIENCE
GRAY, Kyle, Earth Sciences, University of Northern Iowa, Latham Hall, Room 114, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, kyle.gray@uni.edu
 
2:45 PM
Break
3:00 PM
THE FIRST YEAR OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GEOSCIENCES DIRECTORATE’S FIRST PRE-SERVICE TEACHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU)
ABOLINS, Mark, Department of Geosciences, Middle Tennessee State University, Box 9, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, Mark.Abolins@mtsu.edu
3:15 PM
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES: THE PROS AND CONS OF INITIAL PLANNING FOR A REU FOR PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS
FULTZ, John D.1, DUNN, Shaina J.2 and BROWN, Heather J.1, (1)Concrete Industry Management, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37130, (2)Concrete Industry Management, Middle Tennessee State University, 2313 Sarvis Point Road, Seymour, MO 65746, jdf4g@mtmail.mtsu.edu
3:30 PM
PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS INVOLVEMENT IN NINE-WEEK STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY RESEARCH EXPERIENCE, MURFREESBORO, TN
CAMACHO, Joe, National Park Service, 427 Palm Place, Pomona, CA 91767, YOUNG, Shaunna D., Earth Science Education, Radford University, 2421 3rd St, Radford, VA 24141 and ABOLINS, Mark, Department of Geosciences, Middle Tennessee State University, Box 9, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, jtc44@humboldt.edu
3:45 PM
PRE-SERVICE TEACHER REFLECTIONS FROM A PLANT ECOLOGY INVESTIGATION WITHIN A NINE-WEEK SUMMER 2013 GEOSCIENCE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
MIMS, Anthony, Middle Tennessee State University, Bechtelsville, PA 19505 and BRIGGS, Kathryn, Middle Tennessee State University, 3517 Ramsgate Ct, Lexington, KY 40503, mranthonymims@gmail.com
4:00 PM
RECRUITING PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS AS MENTORS IN A UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM TO BETTER ENGAGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN GEOSCIENCE RESEARCH
BENNINGTON, Gail K., Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 and BENNINGTON, J. Bret, Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability, 114 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1140, gbennington@netscape.net
4:15 PM
IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF EARTH SCIENCE TEACHING IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS IN TEXAS: THE G-CAMP APPROACH
GAMACHE, Kevin, Water Management & Hydrologic Science Graduate Program, and Office of the Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, GIARDINO, John R., Department of Geology and Geophysics, and Water Management & Hydrological Sciences Graduate Program, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3115, VITEK, John D., Department of Geology & Geophysics, and Water Management & Hydrological Science Graduate Program, College Station, TX 77843 and SCHROEDER, Carolyn, Department of Geology and Geophysics, and Center for Math and Science Education, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, krgamache@tamu.edu
4:30 PM
“WHAT ROCK IS THAT?” (AND OTHER COMMON CLASSROOM QUESTIONS)—A FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS WITH NHMU
TOTH, Natalie and SEPPI, Jessica, School Programs Dept, Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, ntoth@nhmu.utah.edu
4:45 PM
DEVELOPING A SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE K-12 GEOSCIENCE OUTREACH PROGRAM
DAHL, Robyn M. and DROSER, Mary L., Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521, rdahl001@ucr.edu
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