Elementary CORE Academy: Possible impacts on elementaryteachers and student
Annual International Conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE)
The focus of this poster will be two-fold. First, the model for professional development that the Elementary CORE Academy provides will be illustrated. And secondly, the preliminary impacts on inservice elementary teachers and elementary students as a result of teacher participation in Elementary CORE Academies will be explored. Even though it is a work in progress, the Elementary CORE Academy provides a model of professional development based on reform teaching principles that appears to have a positive impact on thousands of elementary teachers and students each year. The model of the Core Academy with its pre- and post-academy activities appears to be fostering continued professional growth among the participating teachers and student science achievement is improving. Future studies and implications of findings will also be discussed.
Lott, K.H. & Longhurst, M. (2011, January). Elementary CORE Academy: Possible impacts on elementary teachers and students. Poster presented at the Annual International Conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). Minneapolis, MN. http://theaste.org/meetings/2011conference/2011proceedings.pl