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NOAA Online Teacher Professional Development Opportunity: Why Do We Explore?
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Exploration and Research Program (OER)Announces an Online Professional Development Workshop for Educators of All Grade Levels:
Why Do We Explore?
October 5 - 16, 2009
in partnership with the College of Exploration
Join NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research for the second workshop
in a series of educator professional development opportunities focused
around NOAA's new ship and America's Ship for Ocean Exploration, the Okeanos
Explorer. This workshop will introduce the new Okeanos Explorer Education
Materials Collection built around the themes: Why Do We Explore?, How Do We
Explore? and What Do We Expect to Find?
Scientific presenters and education facilitators will work with participants
to delve into the benefits of ocean exploration targeting climate change,
energy, human health and ocean health. Interact with ocean explorers,
converse and share classroom applications with other educators, and find a
wealth of multimedia resources. We will introduce the first in a series of
Leader's Guides for Classroom Explorers entitled Why Do We Explore?, with
its companion Initial Inquiry Lesson, To Boldly Go., as well as additional
lesson plans and other resources.
- Dr. Charles Fisher: Professor of Biology, Eberly College of Science at The
Pennsylvania State University
- Dr. Shirley A. Pomponi: Executive Director,
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution at Florida Atlantic University
Edith Widder: Senior Scientist, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution at
Florida Atlantic University; Cofounder, Ocean Research and Conservation
The workshop is free for all participants and will be available 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week. Educators will have the option to receive graduate
credit (fee for the credit) or obtain a certificate of completion.
To register go to:
Monday, October 5, 2009 to Friday, October 16, 2009
Venue name if any:
Fee for participation:
free, except for credit