Are you (or will you be) a 6th grade teacher transitioning to the new earth science standards? Are you a high school teacher looking to pick up additional licensure in earth and space science so that your district can meet the requirements of the new standards? If you answered YES to either of these questions - do I have great news for you!
My name is Dana Smith, and I am on the MnSTA Board of Directors and a member of the ‘Earth Science Teacher Education Program’ team that is developing Minnesota specific earth science professional development for 6th grade and high school teachers to begin in summer 2021! ES-TEP is an MnSTA sponsored program for future Minnesota earth science teachers. You might recognize some of the collaborators in this program: Mary Colson, John Olson and Lee Schmitt. Minnesota geosciences professors Dr. Kate Pound (St Cloud State University), Dr. Bryce Hoppie (Minnesota State University - Mankato) and Dr. Russ Colson (Minnesota State University - Moorhead) are also partners on the planning team! We also have an amazing list of guest presenters and specialists who will be contributing their expertise as well!