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Cite abstracts as Author(s) (2010), Title, Abstract xxxxx-xxxx presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.

HR: 1120h
AN: ED52A-05
TI: Pacific CRYSTAL Teacher Professional Development Models: Lessons Learned
AU: *Van der Flier-Keller, E
EM: fkeller@uvic.ca
AF: School of Earth and Ocean Sceinces, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
AU: Yore, L
EM: lyore@uvic.ca
AF: Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
AB: From 2005 to 2010 Pacific CRYSTAL (Centre for Research in Youth Science Teaching and Learning) has been engaged in community-based research fostering teacher leadership in innovative science education through a variety of approaches to teacher professional development. Pacific CRYSTAL is a University of Victoria based, NSERC funded project founded on a collaborative research model involving scentists, science educators and community members including schools, teachers, community groups and government. Pacific CRYSTAL professional development approaches embrace both in-service teachers and pre-service teachers, and include Lighthouse schools, workshops (ongoing as well as one-time), community-based partnerships in Pacific CRYSTAL research projects, teachers as researchers, and university science courses and workshops for pre-education and education students. A number of common themes, identified through these approaches, should be considered in the development and implementation of future science professional development initiatives. They include; teacher turnover, expanding and adding schools and participating teachers, teacher apprehension, building leadership capacity, further engagement of 'tourist' teachers, continuing professional support for teachers, as well as on-going mentoring.
DE: [0805] EDUCATION / Elementary and secondary education
DE: [0825] EDUCATION / Teaching methods
DE: [0830] EDUCATION / Teacher training
SC: Education and Human Resources (ED)
MN: 2010 Fall Meeting