GeoSource for K-5 Teachers: The American Geological Institute (of which AEG is a member) recently created GeoSource, which is the online earth science professional development tool for elementary-level teachers who teach earth science topics such as weather, fossils, rocks, soil, water and more. This site, created with support from the AGI Foundation, corporate and private donors, features resources designed to help teachers master standards-based science content, plan lessons and activities in the earth sciences, assess student learning and tailor instructions to meet their needs. Educators will also be able to explore up-to-date career information and other opportunities available to geoscience students, investigate links to educational resources in the geosciences, access professional development opportunities available for earth science educators, delve into research on how children learn, and enroll in graduate-level online courses to improve teaching and increase content knowledge. Click here to explore GeoSource. To learn more about this and other AGI educational programs please visit http://www.agiweb.org/geoeducation.html.
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- The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources has its teacher publication, "Lite Geology," available online. Click here for information.