Research shows that providing teachers with out-of-school research experiences can push them to try new and innovative ways of teaching science.
In November 2019, the Scientist in Every Florida School team led a group of 17 Florida public school teachers on a professional development workshop which consisted of a webinar, a tour of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Fossil Hall, and a hands-on field trip to the Museum’s 5-million-year-old Montbrook dig site. At the end of the workshop, teachers were asked to fill out a survey to gauge how they viewed the experience and how it might affect their teaching practices.
Now, results from the survey have been published in the latest edition of the Florida Association of Science Teachers Journal.
Read the results and findings at the following link: Authentic Field Experiences for STEM Teachers: Collecting Florida Fossils