Tuesday, 31 July 2007

National Association of Geoscience Teachers sponsors ELI

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Executive Committee of The National Association of Science Teachers (NAGT) has approved sponsorship of Earthlearningidea.

NAGT works in the USA to raise the quality of and emphasis on teaching the geosciences at all levels. Its purpose is to foster improvement in the teaching of the earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the earth sciences and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public.

In support of its mission, NAGT organizes the technical program in geoscience education at every Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, and in this context also sponsors numerous technical sessions, workshops, and field trips. NAGT also publishes the Journal of Geoscience Education which has become a definitive source for high quality research about teaching and learning in the geosciences. We shall be writing articles about our Earthlearning teaching ideas for NAGT's e-newsletter.

ELI in New Zealand

Earthlearningidea has reached Auckland Girls' Grammar School in New Zealand. We hope the teaching ideas will spread from there across New Zealand and maybe to Australia and South-east Asia.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Earthlearningidea has reached South America

We now have a subscriber from La Plata, Argentina. He is willing to spread our teaching ideas to as many establishments as possible.
Thank you.

Friday, 20 July 2007

Experts have joined our supporters' team

We are very pleased to announce that two experts have joined our team of supporters. One is a research scientist who will cover queries in the 'Resources and Environment' category. The other is a geophysicist and will answer questions concerning 'Investigating the Earth'.

Earthlearningidea in Taiwan

Our activities are now known in the Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University.

The professor of the Department of Earth Sciences and Director of the Science Education Centre has agreed to promote our activities. This is excellent news.

The image is from the department's website.

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Earthlearningidea is now in Canada

We have heard today from a member of the Geological Survey of Canada. He assures us that details of our exciting project will be circulated widely throughout Canada in September.

We shall be publishing one new earth-related activity in the months from September to December and then one a week will be produced for 2008, the International Year of Planet Earth. As you can see from the previous posts, we are gradually spreading across the globe but we still need to reach lots more teacher-trainers in all countries. Please help us.

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Earthlearningidea has reached the States!

A link to Earthlearning idea will be posted on the Earth2Class website. Earth2Class is a science/maths/technology resource for teachers, students, the general public and geoscientists. It is a collaboration among researchers at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University curriculum and technology integration specialists from Teachers College, Columbia University and Colegio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and classroom teachers from New York, New Jersey and elsewhere.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Earthlearningidea is spreading further

Our global earth-related teaching ideas have now been introduced to the International Council for Associations for Science Education (ICASE), the Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID), the members of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) sub-committee on Education and lots of other interested organisations.

The editor of 'Earth Science Ireland' has also expressed interest in ELI and has accepted an article for publication in the autumn issue.

Please help us to contact as many teachers or teacher-trainers across the world as possible. More activities will be published soon.