ED34C:
Implementing K-12 Geoscience with the Next-Generation Science Standards II


Session ID#: 8268

Session Description:

Adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards by many states and school districts is creating significant challenges for the teaching of geoscience. The focus on scientific practices, incorporation of engineering principles, inclusion of real geoscience data and evidence, emphasis on Earth Systems Science, and year of high school geoscience are all part of an enormous shift from current practices in how K-12 geosciences are taught, and will require significant assistance from the academic, national, and professional research and education communities. This session will address the many different ways we can aid and assist in the optimal implementation of NGSS geosciences at multiple K-12 levels. Abstracts are encouraged that address the NGSS in the areas of 1) curriculum development, including research-based data and activities; 2) professional development; 3) assessment; 4) post-secondary ESS education; 5) ESS educational research; 6) Informal Science education programs; and 7) the integration of science, engineering, and technology.

Primary Convener:  Michael J Passow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers, Palisades, NY, United States; Dwight Morrow High School, Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers, Englewood, NJ, United States
Convener:  Michael Edward Wysession, Washington Univ, Saint Louis, MO, United States
Chairs:  Michael Edward Wysession, Washington Univ, Saint Louis, MO, United States and Michael J Passow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers, Palisades, NY, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Michael J Passow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers, Palisades, NY, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Michael Edward Wysession, Washington Univ, Saint Louis, MO, United States
Edward Robeck, American Geosciences Institute, Education and Policy, Alexandria, VA, United States, Susan M Sullivan, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States and Aida A. Awad, TTCE, Science, Pompano Beach, FL, United States
Susan M Sullivan, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Aida A. Awad, TTCE, Science, Pompano Beach, FL, United States and Edward Robeck, American Geosciences Institute, Education and Policy, Alexandria, VA, United States
Edward E Geary1, Anne E Egger2, Sara Julin3, Roxane Ronca1, Stamatis Vokos4, Ellen Ebert5, Jacob Clark-Blickenstaff6 and Gustave Nollmeyer7, (1)Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, United States, (2)Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, United States, (3)Whatcom Community College, Science, Bellingham, WA, United States, (4)Seattle Pacific University, Physics, Sammamish, WA, United States, (5)Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Science Education, Olympia, WA, United States, (6)Pacific Science Center, WA Laser, Seattle, WA, United States, (7)Eastern Washington University, Education, Cheney, WA, United States
Hastings McIver1, Katherine Kelly Ellins2, C Elaine Bohls-Graham3, David O'dell3, Connie Sergent3, Belinda E Jacobs4, Eric Stocks5, Laura F Serpa6 and Eric M Riggs7, (1)Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States, (2)The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, (3)Austin Independent School District, Science, Austin, TX, United States, (4)Cedar Ridge High School, Round Rock Independent School District, Round Rock, TX, United States, (5)University of Texas at Tyler, Educational Psychology, Tyler, TX, United States, (6)Univ. of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, United States, (7)Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States
Belinda E Jacobs, Cedar Ridge High School, Round Rock Independent School District, Round Rock, TX, United States, C Elaine Bohls-Graham, McCallum High School, Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX, United States, Katherine Kelly Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, Eric M Riggs, Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, Laura F Serpa, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, United States, Eric Stocks, University of Texas at Tyler, Educational Psychology, Tyler, TX, United States, Hastings McIver, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States and Connie Sergent, Reagan High School, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, TX, United States
Emily E Gochis1, Jacqueline E Huntoon1 and Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform (Mi-STAR), (1)Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States
Carla McAuliffe, Technical Education Research Centers, Cambridge, MA, United States

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