Dr. Daniel Barth Speaks at La Sierra University Today
Dr. Daniel Barth is a Reagan Scholar, award-winning educator, Associate Professor of Astronomy at Mt. SAN JACINTO College, and best-selling author of The Maurice Series. The Riverside Astronomical Society, located in Riverside, CA, has invited Dr. Barth to speak in the Cossentine Hall at La Sierra University today, April 20th, 2013. Dr. Barth will present on low-cost, low-tech teaching strategies to improve science education, without requiring teachers to go through extensive training.
The presentation will be tailored to educators, leaders in science education, and astronomy aficionados. It is a free event, which is open to the public. Dr. Barth will inform those in attendance about his proven, cost-effective, and resourceful way in improving science education and literacy; he hopes to charge his audience with the challenge to strive for excellence in science education, without budgetary constraints of high-tech equipment and extensive teacher training. The presentation will also incorporate hands-on activities, giving a full experience of the philosophy that Dr. Barth espouses.
Dr. Barth has been an advocate of low-cost science education and teaching science through literature for many years. He sees a fundamental problem in the inequality amongst schools that do not have the same budget to provide students with high-tech science equipment and the resources to train teachers to provide better education. Moreover, he believes that the level of science education does not hinge on how expensive or elaborate the equipment educators have at their disposal. Schools with more restricted budgets can feasibly attain the quality of science education that schools without financial constraints provide their students.