AAS 206th Meeting, 29 May - 2 June 2005
Session 4 Professional Development for K-12 Teachers
Poster, Monday, 9:20am-6:30pm, Tuesday, 10:00am-7:00pm, May 30, 2005, Ballroom A

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[4.02] Professional Development for Pre- and In-Service Educators

B. Eisenhamer, J.D. McCallister (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Over the past few years, the Formal Education Team at Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md. has been conducting an impact study to evaluate the effectiveness of its online K-12 Amazing Space Education Program. One of the findings that emerged from the Amazing Space Formal Education Program Impact Study is the use of Amazing Space materials in the K-14 pre- and in-service education communities. This finding prompted the team to conduct a needs assessment within these communities. The information collected from the needs assessment proved invaluable in determining the similarities and differences between the pre- and in-service communities including how they use Amazing Space education materials and what professional development needs they have. In response, the team has designed professional development trainings that are tailored to the specific communities, whether it is professors of pre-service teachers, pre-service education students, or in-service teachers.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: bonnie@stsci.edu

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