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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org