Field Geology for Urban K-3 Teachers
|Goal:The primary goal of this program is to prepare a cadre of 25 K-3 school teachers in the geology content and field techniques necessary to lead their students on discovery-based field trips in earth science. The result of this collaboration between teachers and college personnel will be a network established to help disseminate information about field experiences. |
|In order to reach the primary goal, faculty members from the Center for Math and Science Education Research (CMSER) and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee?s Department of Geology cooperate to: |
- Stimulate the development, investigation, documentation and refinement of effective approaches for introducing K-3 school students to geologic concepts (Field and Laboratory).
- Instruct 25 teachers from Milwaukee in how to teach geologic concepts in the field and how to incorporate their field collections into classroom and laboratory settings.
- Develop introductory level geology activities to be used in addition to the field experiences.
- Develop a model for instructing teachers in geology field techniques and content, thereby enhancing the use of field experiences in the schools of the state, the region and nation.
- Involve under-represented science teachers (female, minority, rural) in the sciences.
Wisconsin Eisenhower Professional Development Program Additional Funding:
Milwaukee Public Schools Director:
Bill Kean Project Period:
June 1999 - July 2000