Before the First Day of School: Pre-Service Teacher Preparation
and the Role of the Earth and Space Science Community


Sunday, March 13, 2005
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
South Shore Harbor Resort and Conference Center, League City / Houston, Texas


8:30      Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome – NASA’s Views on Pre-Service Education Dr. Larry Cooper, Program Planning Specialist for Education and Public Outreach, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
  Overview of Day
Dr. Stephanie Shipp, Director, South Central Organization of Researchers and Educators (SCORE) Broker Facilitators, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Pre-Service Programs – Where Do Earth and Space Science Fit?

9:10 Dr. Adriane Dorrington, Director, NASA/NSU Pre-Service Teacher Program
9:40 Dr. Tim Slater, Director, University of Arizona Science and Mathematics Center, Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona
10:10 Break
10:20    Dr. Eric Hooper, UTeach, Department of Astronomy, The University of Texas at Austin
10:50 Dr. Matt Nymann, Natural Sciences Program, University of New Mexico
11:20 Session Q and A / Break

Models of Pre-Service Participation

11:40 Dr. Carolyn Sumners, Director of Astronomy and Physics, Houston Museum of Natural Science
12:10 Dr. William Waller, Tufts University Astronomy Program and New England Space Science Initiative in Education (NESSIE) Broker Facilitators
12:40 Lunch
1:40 Dr. Greg Schultz, Education / Outreach Scientist and Teacher Educator, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
2:10      Session Q and A / Break
2:30 Panel Discussion/Audience Discussion (Led by Tim Slater) Dr. Peter Holden, Department of Math and Science, Wheelock College Ms. Courtney Kirman, Pre-Service Elementary Science Educator, University of Arizona Dr. Kathy Kitts, Geology Teacher Certification Coordinator, Northern Illinois University Ms. Vanessa Stedronsky, Pre-Service Secondary Science Educator, University of Arizona Dr. Mary Urquhart, Science and Math Education, William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences,
University of Texas at Dallas

Recommendations - Role of Earth & Space Scientists in Pre-Service Education

  Ms. Amy Ellwein, Graduate Student, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico
  Ms. Sheri Klug, Director, Mars K-12 Education Outreach Program, Arizona State University
  Dr. Jennifer Grier, Structure and Evolution of the Universe Forum, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and The Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona
  Dr. Cassandra Runyon, Department of Geology, College of Charleston, Director, Southeast Regional Clearinghouse (SERCH) Broker Facilitators
4:00 Close of Day