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Teacher Prep and NGSS Sessions at GSA – Abstracts due July 12

June 18, 2016

Greetings Teacher Preparation Professionals,

I hope your summers are going well. Please see below for a call for abstracts to two GSA sessions focused on teacher preparation. The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting will be in Denver this September25-28.

T72. Advances in In-Service and Pre-Service K-12 Earth Sciences Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

Innovative approaches in teacher preparation and professional development by two-year and four-year colleges and universities may successfully address the needs of Earth Sciences educators, especially in rural or traditionally underserved areas.

T85. Planning to Make a Difference through the Next Generation Science Standards, Part 2: Undergraduate and Teacher Training Initiatives

What adaptations should Higher Education and Informal Educational Institutions create to facilitate implementation of the NGSS? How best can teacher preparation programs empower pre- and in-service educators with skills to succeed under the NGSS?

Please submit your abstract soon!

Here’s the full list of Geoscience Education technical sessions:
http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2016/sessions/topical.asp?CatID=Geoscience+Education&x=10&y=15

Best regards,
Mark Abolins, Ph.D.

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