ESIE Program Overview
Earth Science: It’s Elementary is a science professional development program for elementary school teachers. The program includes several activities and events led by ASU professors that begin in summer 2014 and conclude in spring 2015.
Participants must be 4th or 5th grade elementary school teachers who are currently teaching or will be teaching science during the 2014-15 school year.
The program application is a two-step process:
- Complete and submit the online ESIE Program Application.
- Get your school principal to complete the ESIE Principal Recommendation Form and mail it to the ASU Teacher Education Department.
Application materials are due by May 6, 2014. Applicants will be notified by May 15 if they have been selected for the program.
As you earn your 105 hours of professional development, much of your work will be during the intensive two-week summer workshop from July 21-Aug. 1 on the ASU campus. The earth science concepts and topics that will be covered include:
- Water cycle
- Rock formation
- Energy resources
- Earth, sun and moon
In addition to the summer workshop, you will participate in:
- Six meetings during the upcoming academic year
- The Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) in Dallas this November
- A one-day conference at ASU in spring 2015
As a participant, you will receive:
- A $1,000 stipend to attend the summer workshop
- A $500 stipend for the fall and spring
- Electronic Zoomy microscopes
- A Dell laptop and software
- Materials and resources for the classroom
- Housing (if needed) during the summer workshop