Professional Development: Curriculum Development Workshop

Calling all Science Educators! Educators of all grade levels are cordially invited to attend the (free!) COSEE-Ocean Systems Curriculum Development Workshop to be held at Colby College on July 19-21.   Please Note: Space is limited to 15 educators.  Don’t wait!  Apply now by completing a brief Survey Monkey application (click here). The deadline for completing the application is Friday, June 3rd.

Are you looking for new ideas for your existing programs or curriculum?  We have lined up an excellent group of scientists for you to work with on the first day of the workshop.  Please visit the following links to learn more about their research:
Damian Brady–Water quality impacts on organisms

William Ellis–Marine science, chemistry and aerosols

Jeffrey Runge–Zooplankton ecology and fisheries

Rebecca Van Beneden–Aquatic organism response to stress

Rhian Waller–Cold-water corals, deep-sea invertebrate reproduction

These scientists will work with you in small groups (3:1) to refine a cohesive story, based around a scientist-created concept map about one topic related to their work.  This is a chance to pool your collective expertise (as scientists and educators) and receive guidance and feedback about your ideas for building research-based content into your programs and curricula.  The scientists will also make recommendations for data sources that you could incorporate into your unit.  On subsequent days, graduate students will continue to work with you in refining your curriculum/program ideas.

Again: Apply now by completing a brief Survey Monkey application (click here).  The deadline for completing the application is Friday, June 3rd.  Your participation and insights will enrich this workshop and we look forward to working with you in July!

The COSEE-Ocean Systems Team

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