With the Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2016 publication due out shortly, AGI is sharing a change to their interpretation of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data in order to estimate the size of the geoscience workforce in the United States. The updated count of geoscientists in the workforce in 2014 includes the BLS counts of atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, marine sciences, space sciences, environmental sciences, and geography postsecondary teachers. AGI is projecting a 10% increase in the number of employed geoscientists over the next decade.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) publishes a monthly eNewsletter titled The Earth Science Week Update (http://www.earthsciweek.org/newsletter ). The Table of Contents is listed below for the Vol. 14, No. 8, August 2016 issue (http://www.earthsciweek.org/newsletter/2016/august ).
IN THIS ISSUE...
Why understanding the wrong answers given by students may make you a better teacher...
"Teachers who find their kids' ideas fascinating are just better teachers than teachers who find the subject matter fascinating." - Philip Sadler, professor, Harvard University Science
From the National Academies of Science - Currently, many states are adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or are revising their own state standards in ways that reflect the NGSS. For students and schools, the implementation of any science standards rests with teachers. For those teachers, an evolving understanding about how best to teach science represents a significant transition in the way science is currently taught in most classrooms and it will require most science teachers to change how they teach.