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HR: 08:46h
AN: ED21B-04
TI: Authentic Experience and Community: CIRES Earthworks Workshops for Science Teachers
AU: Weston, T J
EM: timothy.weston@colorado.edu
AF: ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado UCB 320, Boulder, CO 80309-0320, United States
AU: * Buhr, S M
EM: susan.buhr@colorado.edu
AF: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado UCB 449, Boulder, CO 80309-0449, United States
AU: Smith, L K
EM: lesley.smith@colorado.edu
AF: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado UCB 449, Boulder, CO 80309-0449, United States
AB: Earthworks is a field-based workshop for secondary science teachers in which teachers collaborate with geoscience researchers to design and implement their own research project over the course of a week. The goal of the workshop is to provide an opportunity for teachers to practice the skills and habits of mind necessary to conduct science research from start to 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 communicate with one another on a listserve throughout the year. This ongoing community is key to the success of the teachers' implementation goals. Many have won grants to implement the plans they made during Earthworks and have implemented student research activities on questions of local interest in their classroom. This talk will focus on the results of a summative evaluation survey of past Earthworks participants, recent interviews with scientist partners and participants, and will describe a new initiative to influence more teachers via a train the trainer component.
UR: http://cires.colorado.edu/education/k12/earthworks/
DE: 0830 Teacher training
DE: 0840 Evaluation and assessment
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: 2007 Fall Meeting