TESSE (Transforming Earth Systems Science Education)
Summer 2013 TESSE:
Due to extensive research and programming commitments that TESSE faculty and staff have during the Summer of 2013, we will not be offering our Earth System Science for Teachers Course this year. It is our goal to offer the course, hopefully on a regular, biennial basis, again in the Summer of 2014. If you have any questions about TESSE, please contact either Steve Hale or Erik Froburg.
The Transforming Earth System Science Education (TESSE) program is funded by the directorate for Geosciences (GEO-0631377) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The specific goals for TESSE are:
- to implement a professional development program for current and future teachers that combines content with authentic research experience;
- to provide opportunities for university faculty and graduate students to partner with middle and high school teachers in order to develop inquiry-based curriculum models that promote an integrated approach to modern concepts in Earth Science;
- to support university faculty seeking to integrate teachers and their students into existing research groups;
- to produce a sustainable model for preparing Earth Science teachers that incorporates integrated, inquiry-based coursework and research experiences.
|2012 TESSE participants|