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NSF TEACH! SouthCoast Ocean Academy: A partnership between UMass Dartmouth / CUSP and the Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport

Upcoming Workshop!

“I Spy with My Little Eye”

Part of the “Using Engineering & Technology to Integrate STEM Curriculum” Series

Art, English, or Science: 10 PDP’s

Where: Ocean Explorium, 174 Union Street, Downtown New Bedford, MA 02740

When: Wednesday, April 2, 16, and 30 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Are you being challenged by ELA Common Core Standards to do more nonfiction reading/writing in your ELA instruction? Are you being challenged to incorporate ELA Common Core Standards into your science or art instruction?  Do you feel the best instruction would incorporate all three disciplines?

If you answered “YES” to any of these, then come join us at the Ocean Explorium for a 10 hour Art, English, and Science PDP workshop!

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to work with experts to integrate Writing, Art, and Science .We welcome two special presenters. The Buzzards Bay Writer’s Project has developed a level of expertise working with regional schools focused on writing in science. Local Nature Artist/Author/Educator, Peter Stone, knows how to get students observing nature and communicating what they see, having worked with schools both regionally and nationally.

This workshop will focus on the skills of observing, drawing and writing in journals as ways to explore nature and science. The workshop will build upon past Ocean Academy workshops which highlighted Nature Journals to transform STEM to STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math).

By giving students more opportunities to be minds-on, students will be more actively engaged in the learning process. Research clearly shows: the more parts of the brain activated during the learning process, the better the individual’s ability to retrieve information and use it to demonstrate mastery.

Please join us in this unique experience.

Facilitators:

Kit Dunlap, Diana Grady, Donna Callanan, The Buzzards Bay Writers Project, UMD, CUSP

Peter C. Stone, Artist/Author/Educator, Marion, MA

Annette Brickley, Ocean Academy @ the Ocean Explorium

David Welty, Ph.D., Fairhaven Schools, Ocean Academy @ the Ocean Explorium

ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 20 TEACHERS

NSF requires that preference must be given to the participating schools in the districts of Fall River, New Bedford and Wareham. Teachers from other districts are encouraged to apply.

To register for this 10 hour / 10 PDP Content Institute, please contact Ellen Dion by email at edion@oceanexplorium.org or by phone at 508-994-5400.

Upon successful completion of this 10-hour program, participants will receive a Certificate for 10 Professional Development Points (PDP’s) from the Ocean Explorium. Light food and beverages will be provided at all meetings.

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NSF TEACH! SouthCoast Ocean Academy: A partnership between UMass Dartmouth / CUSP and the Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport

“Answering Real World Questions with Satellites”

Part of the “Using Engineering & Technology to Integrate STEM Curriculum”

Series Science or Math: 10 PDP’s

Where: Ocean Explorium, 174 Union Street, Downtown New Bedford, MA 02740

When: Wednesday, February 5, 12, & 26 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Does your school have the challenge of adding Technology to their math and science curriculum? Have you ever attended a Science on a Sphere® presentation at the Ocean Explorium and wish you could display the data sets in your classroom? Or thought, “I would like to have my students use real data to answer real questions.” If you answered “yes”, then come join us at the Ocean Explorium for a 10 hour Science/Math PDP workshop.

In this workshop, you will explore Science on a Sphere® datasets from NASA and NOAA that are now available to the public and explore how to use them for lessons in Earth, Life, or Physical Science instruction. In addition, you will learn how to construct a lesson on asking and answering questions using satellite data. This workshop will incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math principles that will assist in meeting the Next Generation Science Standards and Math Common Core. Teachers can use these PDP’s for teacher recertification in Science or Math.

Master Teachers, Mentors & Facilitators:

Tesfay Meressi, Ph.D.,Assoc.Provost,Grad,& Research,,UMass Dartmouth

Diana Cost, NSF/MTF TEACH! & STEM Ed.at Global Learning Charter P.S.

Steve Vaitses, Science Dept., Diman Regional Voc-Tech High School

Hugh O’Mara, K-8 STEM Coordinator, Fairhaven Public Schools

Annette Brickley, Science Education Coordinator, Ocean Explorium

David Welty, Ph.D. Fairhaven Schools & Jack Crowley, Ocean Explorium

ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 20 TEACHERS

NSF requires that preference must be given to the participating schools in urban or underserved or high-needs districts of Fall River, New Bedford and Wareham

To register for this 10 hour / 10 PDP Content Institute, please contact Ellen Dion by email at edion@oceanexplorium.org or by phone at 508-994-5400.

Upon successful completion of this 10-hour program, participants will receive a Certificate for 10 Professional Development Points (PDP’s) from the Ocean Explorium. Light food and beverages will be provided at all meetings. _________________________________________________________________________________________

The Ocean Explorium’s National Science Foundation Ocean Academy

The Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport serves to educate as we entertain to foster scientific research and awareness of our ocean and to generate employment opportunities and economic development for Southeastern Massachusetts with a focus on underserved schools and teachers of culturally diverse classrooms. The work of its National Science Foundation (NSF) TEACH! SouthCoast Ocean Academy is centered on creating learning experiences that promote inquiry, critical thinking and understanding of the ways the natural systems, especially the ocean, shape and influence social systems.

The Ocean Academy promotes a sense of pride of place and stewardship while seeking connections using interdisciplinary integrated curricula. Programs are assessment based, grounded in research and aligned with curriculum and education standards. By connecting resources and creating a community among partners, the Ocean Explorium and its Ocean Academy can offer educators professional development along the career continuum, including professional development PDP programs as well as credit bearing options that model best practices.

Ocean Academy programs and research support teachers in their efforts to provide all of their students with opportunities to achieve at high levels. The Ocean Explorium’s NSF TEACH! SouthCoast Ocean Academy exemplifies the best of networking through partnerships with UMass Dartmouth, Center for University and School Partnerships on successful efforts to bring relevant, content rich, teacher professional development to the SouthCoast.

The Ocean Academy programs are open to teachers in New Bedford, Fall River and Wareham. For more information contact Ellen Dion at edion@oceanexplorium.org