Teaching Every Pebble Tells a Story

Developed by Michael Gallagher, Oakland Schools

The participants will understand:

1. How the activity “Every Pebble Tells a Story” fits into the Oakland Schools Scope curriculum and the role it can play in a unit learning cycle that addresses the topic of Plate Tectonics and Earth History.
2. The evidence that lead geophysicist to develop the plate tectonic theory.
3. How to resource and implement the activity “Every Pebble Tells a Story” in the classes.
4. The critical role of teacher facilitation of student discourse in this activity.

In this workshop, participants will follow instructions, view in-class videos and produce a learning log with reflections on topics and questions. At the end of the workshop, participants are required to submit a Learning Log for approval, upon which they will receive credit for the workshop.