HR: 1340h
AN: ED23A-1251    [Abstracts]
TI: The ERESE Workshop: a Unique Opportunity for Collaboration Between Classroom Teacher and Research Scientist
AU: * Symons, C M
EM: csymons@ucsd.edu
AF: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0220 United States
AU: Helly, M
EM: hellymc@bay.k12.fl.us
AF: A.C. Mosley High School, 501 Mosley Drive, Lynn Haven, FL 32444 United States
AU: Staudigel, H
EM: hstaudig@ucsd.edu
AF: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0220 United States
AU: Koppers, A
EM: akoppers@ucsd.edu
AF: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0220 United States
AU: Reining, J
EM: reining@mindspring.com
AF: Tucker Middle School, 2160 Idlewood Road, Tucker, GA 30084 United States
AU: Helly, J
EM: hellyj@ucsd.edu
AF: San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0505 United States
AU: Miller, S
EM: spmiller@ucsd.edu
AF: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0220 United States
AB: The ERESE Project (Enduring Resources for Earth Science Education) has hosted 10-15 teachers during a two-week workshop at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) each of the last two summers. The workshop is a concentrated introduction to the resources available on two National Science Digital Library collections maintained at SIO - http://www.EarthRef.org and http://www.SIOExplorer.ucsd.edu. The workshop is run by a team of scientists from SIO, the San Diego Supercomputer Center and a Lead Educator who is also a classroom teacher. This year three teachers from the first year were invited to return to serve as mentors. During the first week of the workshop teachers play the role of student while a lead scientist plays the role of teacher. The students (aka, teachers) analyze maps of seafloor magnetic anomalies to investigate plate tectonic problems. The magnetic data were collected onboard Scripps ships and are archived at SIOExplorer.ucsd.edu. Technical content lessons were designed to introduce the resource matrices on EarthRef.org, how to upload and download classroom lessons within the collection, SIOExplorer's CruiseViewer (portal to over 600 archived cruises) and Mozilla Browser and Composer for building lessons using our inquiry template. The inquiry lesson templates model scientific inquiry and help to streamline lesson design, enactment and sharing. They reference local, state and national standards in order to increase their appeal to a broad audience. The most valuable feature of hosting an on-campus workshop was that participants were afforded the opportunity to collaborate with scientists and research staff on a daily basis. More than 15 guest speakers addressed the teachers, some of whom led guided tours of their respective research facilities and collections. Guest speakers shared data, lecture notes and engaging "sea stories" all of which painted a picture of life as a research earth scientist. Combining their workshop experience in the role of student, the technical content lessons, the inquiry based pedagogical model and daily collaboration with scientists, the teachers developed plate tectonic lessons using resources from EarthRef.org and SIOExplorer.ucsd.edu. Following implementation during the fall semester teachers will add them to the existing collection of lessons at EarthRef.org.
DE: 0805 Elementary and secondary education
DE: 0845 Instructional tools
DE: 1749 Volcanology, geochemistry, and petrology
DE: 3000 MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS
DE: 3040 Plate tectonics (8150, 8155, 8157, 8158)
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: Fall Meeting 2005