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2008 Summer Workshops for Educators
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Educators Institute Workshops
The Coastal Observing Center and the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS) have co-sponsored teacher workshops at UNH since 2004. The first COSEE-OS UNH workshop, "Seasons in the Sea: Understanding Change in the Gulf of Maine Through Buoys, Boats, and Satellites" was held in June 2006 for elementary, middle, and high school science teachers. Using computers and online data, the teachers learned how the Gulf of Maine works, how it changes, and how those changes are monitored. The workshop also combined educational pedagogy and cutting edge content to help teachers find new and effective ways to teach their students about the ocean.
The second workshop - "Climate and Oceans - Using Ocean Based Data" - employed the highly rated aspects of the 2006 workshop but with a new emphasis on climate change. This workshop continued its collaboration with GoMOOS, while partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) program EARTH (Education And Research: Testing Hypotheses), a professional development program that uses real time ocean observing data for teachers in the classroom.
The third workshop - "Understanding Seasonal Change in the Ocean Using Ocean Observing Data" - focused on understanding how ocean observing data can explain seasonal changes in the ocean. Teachers collected data at sea, learned how to interpret various types of ocean observing data, and practiced using cutting edge materials that connect the ocean to the larger earth/sun system. Teachers were asked to translate this new knowledge to learners through creating effective lessons for their classrooms. This workshop aimed to provide a deeper understanding on how the Gulf of Maine works, how it changes and how we can monitor these changes through studying ocean observing data.
Instructor: Mark Wiley- firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Logistics Coordinator and Extension Specialist, Marine Science Education
NH Sea Grant & UNH Cooperative Extension, Kingman Farm
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3512
(603) 743-3997 FAX
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Teaching Science by Ocean Inquiry
The goals of this week-long workshop were to a) introduce teachers to ocean and climate related processes that can be used as a vehicle to teach general physical concepts (e.g. density, buoyancy, pressure, heat and temperature, waves), using a variety of hands-on activities, and b) develop a network between teachers, scientists and experts in education. The workshop was attended by high school and middle school teachers who teach physics, chemistry, physical science, and/or earth science. Teachers worked directly with the program instructors to develop hands-on, inquiry-based activities, teaching materials, and means of assessment (to address the Maine Learning Results and National Science Educational Standards).
The Teaching Science by Ocean Inquiry workshop was presented at the Darling Marine Center (DMC) in 2006-2008 by the UMaine School of Marine Sciences and COSEE-OS, with support from the College of Education & Human Development and the National Science Foundation . The DMC is located on the Damariscotta River estuary in Walpole, Maine and consists of state-of-the-art educational, research, and conference facilities, seawater laboratories and classrooms, research vessels, a marine library, dining hall, and housing facilities.