PREPARING TEACHERS TO COMPLEMENT MIDDLE-SCHOOL CURRICULA WITH WEB-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
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Klemm, W.R.(. (2001). PREPARING TEACHERS TO COMPLEMENT MIDDLE-SCHOOL CURRICULA WITH WEB-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES. In J. Price et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (pp. 2868-2872). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2001
Jerry Price, Dee Anna Willis, Niki Davis & Jerry Willis
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The College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University has teamed with the Center for Rural Public Health and the College of Education to develop science curriculum and teacher training for middle-schools in rural and under-served parts of Texas. Our approach is to use the World Wide Web to provide environmental health information at a middle-school level and to train teachers to complement their regular teaching with the information, learning activities, and experiments developed by our scientists. The curriculum receives on-going evaluation and revision. The program also includes in-class visits by scientists to the schools. Completed to date are Web sites on Cell Biology, Environmental Hazards, and Water Quality. Under development are sites on Organism-level Biology and Hazard Properties, Assessment, and Remediation. Each module provides didactic information and hands-on activities for the students and extensive "teacher pages" that include lesson plan, explanation of learning activities, Internet tools for the teacher, and identification of the state learning objectives that are addressed. The Web site URL is: http:\\peer.tamu.edu We will build on this life science core with a seven-year program to create Web modules that can help integrate environmental health science into all middle-school teaching, which in Texas includes economics, English, general science, geography, government, and history, in addition to math and science. Supported by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences grants ES 10443 and ES 10735.
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