Lunar and Planetary Institute

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


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

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

Pre-Service Teacher Program – National Partnership Model
Dr. Adriane Dorrington, Director, NASA/NSU Pre-Service Teacher Program

A Novel Earth & Space Science Teacher Preparation Program: University of Arizona College of Science Teacher Preparation Program
Dr. Tim Slater, Director, University of Arizona Science and Mathematics Center, Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona

UTEACH – Training the Next Generation of Skilled, Effective Math, Science, and Computer Science Teachers at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Eric Hooper, UTeach, Department of Astronomy, The University of Texas at Austin

Science Education for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers at the University of New Mexico
Dr. Matt Nymann and Amy Ellwein, Natural Sciences Program, University of New Mexico

Models of Pre-Service Participation

Opportunities for Involvement in Pre-Service Teacher Preparation in Informal Educational Environments: Museums as Training Grounds
Dr. Carolyn Sumners, Director of Astronomy and Physics, Houston Museum of Natural Science

Challenges and Opportunities in Bridging the Science and Education Cultures
Dr. William Waller, Tufts University Astronomy Program and New England Space Science Initiative in Education (NESSIE) Broker Facilitators

Strategies for Scientist Involvement in the Preparation of Pre-Service Elementary and Secondary Teachers
Dr. Greg Schultz, Education/Outreach Scientist and Teacher Educator, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

Panel/Audience Discussion and Recommendations


Last updated
July 18, 2008