National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Southeastern Section Newsletter
Email Edition - Winter/Spring 2004
FINAL DRAFT OF NAGT STRATEGIC PLAN
The final strategic plan for NAGT was adopted at the fall council meeting. Persons interested in viewing the plan may download at NAGT's website (http://www.nagt.org/plan3.pdf).
TEACHER'S GUIDE TO SOUTHEAST GEOLOGY - AVAILABLE!
A draft version of the Teacher-Friendly Guide to the Geology of the Southeastern U.S. is now available online from the Paleontological Research Institution (http://www.priweb.org). Make sense of the geologic features in your community using a regional geologic history framework, and incorporate regional and local geology into your existing curricula. The Guide provides teachers with the background knowledge to help students discover why certain rocks, fossils, and other geologic features are found in particular regions. The Guide uses non-technical language, a format designed for easy use in lesson planning, intuitive illustrations for the classroom, and a compilation of Earth science resource information listed by state and topic. If you have comments or questions, or if you would like to place an order, please contact:
The course will be
taught by a trio of specialists in the field:
In addition to the course, a field trip will be scheduled during the semester. Field trip options include activities such as fossil hunting and professional observatory usage.
Those taking the course will have their tuition waived, which means that you get 3 hours of graduate credit for less than $300!!!
New Understanding Evolution Website at UCMP
The Museum of Paleontology at UC Berkeley has a new website devoted to understanding evolution for teachers. The website (http://evolution.berkeley.edu/) is excellent source of evolution related information relevant to all teachers. The website is conveniently organized around learning evolution and teaching evolution. "Learning Evolution" includes topics such as the nature of science, evolution 101, evidence, relevance of evolution, misconceptions, and the history of evolutionary thought. The "Teaching Evolution" part of the website discusses potential pitfalls and overcoming roadblocks to teaching evolution as well as links to readings and other resources.
NAGT Professional Development Grants
"Dottie" Stout was the first female president of NAGT and was active as a strong supporter of earth science education at all levels. In honor of Dottie Stout's outstanding work and lifelong dedication to Earth Science Education, NAGT awards three Dorothy LaLonde Stout NAGT Professional Development Grants in support of the following:
College Faculty and K-12 teachers who teach one or more Earth science
courses and Community College students actively pursuing a career in the
Earth sciences are encouraged to apply for these awards.
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