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Ripples of Learning: A Middle School Teacher's Application of Content and Pedagogy Learned in the ESSEA Online Earth System Science Course
This article provides an overview of an Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) online professional development course for middle school classroom teachers. The course uses real-world events to develop content understandings of Earth system science, and it models best practices for age appropriate pedagogy. Topics include a brief description of the course itself and of efforts to evaluate its efficacy. The article is also available in printable form, and a video clip is included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Video
  • Text:
    • Journal article
  • Educational theory and practice
Technical requirements:
Video clip requires Windows Media Player or RealPlayer
Printable version requires Adobe Acrobat
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004. Copyright for this resource remains with the author(s). JESSE has been granted a non-exclusive right to archive a copy of this resource for educational purposes. The authors grant fair use of this resource for educational purposes only. Commercial use or sale of this resource is prohibited without permission from the author(s).
DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-000-166
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Universities Space Research Association
Journal of Earth System Science Education

Author: William Slattery
Departments of Geological Sciences and Teacher Education
Wright State University

Author: Robert Myers
Classroom of the Future
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Author: Kelly Kunk
St. Marys City Schools