You are invited to a workshop for Earth science teachers about Earth sciences in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn about current scientific research and understanding of the local geoscape. A geoscape is a way to look at the geological landscape - water resources, natural hazards, and earth resources. This workshop is to enhance your skills, confidence, and knowledge of Earth sciences and invigorate classroom instruction, aligned with California State content standards. You will be taught to use to the Quake-catcher Network which turns your classroom computer into a seismometer.
There will be 'studio' time where you to create curriculum and materials that draw on what they are learning in the workshop. During studio time teachers are supported by content and pedagogy experts and are provided with specific tasks that connect to the workshop. In addition, you will be introduced teaching through evidence and argument as a pedagogical tool. Discussions and instructional strategies for adapting instruction for English language learners are integrated across professional development courses and studio time.