Earth Systems Science for Teachers – (I and II)
The Earth Systems Science for Teachers (ESST) courses are designed for in-service (current) and pre-service (future) teachers who want to enhance their content knowledge and implement best teaching practices in Earth Sciences. The two courses differ in the prerequisite background/experience participants are expected to have and in the course format. Both courses include daylong field trips to the summit of Mt. Washington and research cruises on Great Bay (NH).
Earth Systems Science for Teachers – 1 (ESST-1) This course is designed for current and future teachers who want to enhance their content knowledge and implement best teaching practices in Earth sciences. ESST-1 is intended for those teachers with either limited or outdated coursework in the Earth sciences. The course will approach the planet Earth as a system and focus on the linkages and interactions between components of the Earth System. Approaches to teaching these topics in the middle and high school classroom will be discussed, including ways to incorporate various levels of field trips and inquiry-based pedagogy.
Earth Systems Science for Teachers -2 (ESST-2) (not currently offered) This is a more research-intensive course intended for those teachers who have either completed ESST-1, or who have a strong Earth science background. Teachers will explore authentic research topics in collaboration with expert research mentors. Time will also be spent exploring ways to integrate research in the middle and high school classroom.