One of the more effective ways to improve science education in schools is to improve the scientific knowledge of teachers and provide them materials to use in their classes. Teachers are trained while they are in college, of course, but most teachers are working and they need to be reached through workshops on weekends or in the summer. This short course is designed to help planetary scientists offer such workshops.
Short course team
The one-day short course will be conducted by a team of scientist-educators who each have several years of experience in running workshops for teachers. They have made all the mistakes possible and have figured out what seems to work.
Pam Thompson, Allan Treiman, and Robert Herrick, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Jeff Taylor and Linda Martel, University of Hawai'i
Marilyn Lindstrom and Jaclyn Allen, Johnson Space Center
Cass Coombs, College of Charleston & South Carolina Space Grant Consortium
Key concepts to be covered
What you'll get if you attend
Cost: Nothing but your valuable time and the expenses of spending an extra day in Houston before the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
To express interest in attending this workshop, or for further information, contact Pam Thompson (phone: 281-486-2175; fax: 281-486-2125; e-mail: email@example.com) or submit an electronic indication of interest form. PI's, Co-I's, graduate students, and postdocs are all welcome to attend.