Three models for sharing cutting-edge science with teachers, students, and the general public

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Author(s): Passow, Michael J.; Macdonald, Maritza; Kurtz, Nicole
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers, Palisades, NY, United States
American Museum of Natural History, United States
Volume Title: AGU 2018 fall meeting
Source: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Vol.2018; American Geophysical Union 2018 fall meeting, Washington, DC, Dec. 10-14, 2018. Publisher: American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
Note: In English
Summary: We share three successful models for connecting cutting-edge science with K-12 teachers and students, universities, museums, and residency schools. The American Museum of Natural History in New York City offers a Master of Arts in Earth Science Teaching program (https:// This Residency Teacher Education program awards MAT degrees to highly-selected participants who complete attend a 15-month program that includes residencies in high-needs public schools, teaching at the museum, and field research with scientists. Program faculty follow a co-teaching model, working closely with partner school mentors and principals. This program has placed over 90 teachers who commit to teach at least 4 years in high-need schools. Evaluation and research focus on program design and success of students taught by the graduates during their first year of teaching. Second is the International Ocean Discovery Program's Educational and Outreach activities ( Formal and informal science educators-teachers, videographers, artists, writers from across the globe-sail on the "JOIDES Resolution" drilling ship as "Onboard Outreach Officers." They interact with scientists and crew during expeditions to create blogs, videos, ship-to-shore conferences, lessons, children's books, and other resources. The IODP E&O program also created a "pop-up" exhibition, "In Search of Earth's Secrets," that tours the country. Visitors can enter this building-size inflatable display to learn about benefits and challenges from scientific ocean drilling. A large collection of resources created by the Thirdly, the Earth2Class Workshops at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University has provided more than 180 monthly programs in the past twenty years that allow research scientists to share their discoveries and experiences with middle and high school teachers and students. Following the 'live' Saturday presentation, archived versions of the talks are available on the E2C website ( The website also has a huge collection of learning resources that are widely accessed by teachers and students. All three formats provide successful strategies for teacher preparation and professional development.
Year of Publication: 2018
Research Program: IODP2 International Ocean Discovery Program
Key Words: 07 Marine Geology and Oceanography; Curation; Curricula; Education; International Ocean Discovery Program; K-12 education; Public awareness; Research; Teacher education
Record ID: 2019061690
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