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Gerber, D. Timothy [1].

A “Core” Partnerships Model for Pre-service Teacher Education & In-service Teacher Professional Development: Plants in the elementary curriculum.

With increased pressure for school districts to align to State and National Science Standards, many school districts have realigned their curriculum to better meet State and National Standards. In collaboration with in-service teachers, district administration, and School of Education colleagues, we have established a district-wide K-5 life science curriculum. One goal of this work has been to incorporate plants into the School District’s life science curriculum whenever possible. This curriculum has been incorporated into the School District of Onalaska’s (Wisconsin) science curriculum. To evaluate the success of our program, lead teachers were twice surveyed for our program by an independent reviewer - first, upon completion of the three-year workshops, and again three years after the final workshop to assess the sustainability of the program. The purpose of this presentation is to describe (1) how this K-5 botanical education program was established, focusing on the use of ASPB’s Principles, (2) how it has been sustained over the years, (3) incorporation of pre-service teachers, and (4) to discuss the current state of the program.


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1 - University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601, USA

Keywords:
teacher training
Teacher-scientist partnership.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for BSA Sections
Session: 36
Location: Superior A/Cliff Lodge - Level C
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Time: 8:45 AM
Number: 36004
Abstract ID:422


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