Teacher Training

Teacher training programs in the United States have traditionally focused on pedagogy; techniques aimed at helping students master material. ┬áRecent research has shown, however, that the strongest predictor of student success is their teacher’s mastery of the subject matter, rather than teaching methods.

Dr. C helped develop the earth science component for the award winning Teacher Training Academy at Cerritos Community College in California, and served on the leadership team until his retirement from the faculty in 2005.  He is conversant with the new science standards being developed on a national level, and has decades of experience consulting on curriculum for grade levels pre-K through 14.

National Weather Service tour

As part of a trial of field-based in-service training visiting teachers got a tour of the National Weather Service office in Bellemont, Arizona