This event was organized and led by Jeanette Pirlo
The goal of this workshop was to connect K-12 educators with fossil clubs to help them better integrate fossils into their classrooms. Members of fossil clubs also brought with them fossils to share with the educators so they had their own specimens to bring home with them.
The goals for the 2017 Fossils for Teachers Professional Development were:
- To increase collaboration between professional or amateur paleontologists and K12 educators.
- To provide actual fossils that can be used in the classroom.
- To develop lesson plans using fossils and paleontology and related subjects. (For example geologic time, evolution and climate change).
- To increase your general knowledge of fossils and paleontology
Materials about or for the event:
Newsletter Education Article about the event written by Danielle Brennan
Connecting Fossil Clubs with K-12 Teachers, Connected Science Learning publication
Lesson Plans developed by educators and paleontologists:
- What’s for dinner?
- Geologic Time Activity
- Calvert Cliffs Environment Past and Present
- Time… Can you dig IT?
- How to be a model
- Who pooped in the past?
- Evaluation and Communication of Fossil Evidence
- What’s for Lunch?
- Mistaken Identities
- Florida Fossil Outreach
- Inference with Fossils
- Paleo Invasions: For Better or For Worse? A Philosophical Debate
- The Testudine Shell Shape – A True Test of Time
- Using Fossils to Determine Earth’s Past