We have a second, full-day of sessions for K-12 teachers at the NE/NC GSA Joint Meeting! Please note that you must register for the conference to be able to attend these sessions.
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Technical Session 1
Teaching Climate and Energy to a K-12 Audience
Climate and energy are complex topics. There are many ways to approach K–12 teaching of climate and energy depending on availability of maps/images, data, and instructional method. This session will highlight a variety of pedagogical approaches to teaching climate and energy for formal/informal K–12 audiences, including connections to societal issues.
Noon – 1:00 PM Panel Discussion
Ask-a-Geologist: Teachers Ask, Experts Answer
A panel of specialists in subject matter of interest to K-12 teachers (including Dr. Ken Coles, an educational specialist and author of a new Atlas of Martian Geology, and Heather Houlton from AGI) will answer questions about earth science content.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Technical Session 2
New Strategies and Best Practices for Teaching Climate and Energy
What works best when teaching about climate and energy in formal and informal K–12 educational settings? This session will use both traditional printed posters and teacher-assembled bulletin boards to share exciting new ideas and proven best practices for climate and energy lessons.