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HR: 1340h
AN: ED13A-1215
TI: When the teacher becomes the researcher: Outcomes and lessons from the Earthworks professional development workshops
AU: * Buhr, S M
EM: susan.buhr@colorado.edu
AF: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0449 United States
AU: Lynds, S E
EM: susan.lynds@colorado.edu
AF: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0449 United States
AU: Smith, L K
EM: smithlk@cires.colorado.edu
AF: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0449 United States
AB: "Earthworks" is a field-based workshop for secondary science teachers in which teachers collaborate with in groups with geoscience researchers to design and implement their own week-long research project. The goal of the workshop is to provide an opportunity for teachers to practice research skills and habits of mind from the start of a study to the finish, thereby making the implementation of these skills in the classroom more likely. Our model shares many of the same goals of traditional research experiences for teachers, but differs in the way that we approach them. Earthworks teachers have the opportunity to return for the summer workshop from year to year, and to participate with one another virtually through the years. Many have won grants to implement the plans they made during Earthworks, and have implemented classroom research activities on questions of local interest. This talk will describe the results of an evaluation study which focuses on the implemented outcomes of participants, the factors which hinder or aid classroom implementation, the role of the Earthworks community, and more. The study includes semi-structured phone interviews with returning and first-year participants, interviews with volunteer scientists, and surveys of the participant community.
UR: http://cires.colorado.edu/education/k12/earthworks/
DE: 0805 Elementary and secondary education
DE: 0850 Geoscience education research
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: 2006 Fall Meeting