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Earth Science Leadership Workshop for K-5 Teachers

The American Geological Institute is pleased to announce that they will be holding the second annual Leadership Academy in Earth science for elementary school teachers in Houston, Texas, June 21-26, 2009. The Academy will provide teachers with 40 hours of professional development that includes Earth science content, hands-on activities, resources and field experiences that they can use with their students in the classroom and with their colleagues in professional development settings. The program will be residential in Houston, and all travel, lodging and subsistence costs will be covered by grant funds. We have space for only 28 participants, and encourage teams of four to attend from each state or school district. Topics covered during the workshop will include:
  • Introducing Earth system science to students
  • Teaching Earth science as inquiry
  • Using Earth science as a context to teach reading and mathematics
  • Using learning centers in workshop settings
  • Planning, conducting and evaluating successful Earth science workshops
  • Hot topics in Earth science
  • Resources for learning and teaching Earth science (K-5 GeoSource website and many others)
We encourage science supervisors and principals to nominate teachers for the training no later than April 30, 2009. We are looking for teachers who have the potential to become science professional development leaders in their home school districts. Please send names and contact information for nominees to Dr. Ann Benbow, Director of Education and Outreach, American Geological Institute, at aeb@agiweb.org. We will be asking the nominees to send us a CV or resume as well as a letter of recommendation from their principals or elementary supervisor. Topics covered during the workshop will include: Introducing Earth system science to students Teaching Earth science as inquiry Using Earth science as a context to teach reading and mathematics Using learning centers in workshop settings Planning, conducting and evaluating successful Earth science workshops Hot topics in Earth science Resources for learning and teaching Earth science (K-5 GeoSource website and many others) We encourage science supervisors and principals to nominate teachers for the training no later than April 30, 2009. We are looking for teachers who have the potential to become science professional development leaders in their home school districts. Please send names and contact information for nominees to Dr. Ann Benbow, Director of Education and Outreach, American Geological Institute, at aeb@agiweb.org. We will be asking the nominees to send us a CV or resume as well as a letter of recommendation from their principals or elementary supervisor.