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MBARI and MBA Offer PD in NOAA Ocean Exploration Curriculum

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    Hi guys FYI Martin NOAA Ocean Explorer Education This is an electronic news update about the NOAA Ocean Explorer Education Program. To learn more about these
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      NOAA Ocean Explorer Education This is an electronic news update about
      the NOAA Ocean Explorer Education Program. To learn more about these
      news updates and how to be put on the distribution list, please read
      the instructions at the end of this email.

      Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration: Professional
      Development in a Curriculum for Grades 6-12

      November 13, 2004

      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

      Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
      Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA)
      Monterey, California

      Bring the excitement of current ocean science discoveries to your
      students through the new Ocean Exploration curriculum and a CD-ROM of
      the Ocean Explorer Web site
      (<http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov>http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov) from
      NOAA, both of which you will receive as part of the workshop. You
      will receive a complete a number of hands-on activities, explore the
      Web site and check out the incredible exhibits and programs offered
      by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Presenters include Dr. Valerie Chase
      and staff from MBARI, MBA, and the Monterey Bay National Marine
      Sanctuary Program. The focus of this workshop will be on the biology
      of the oceans and the content is appropriate for science teachers
      with or without a previous background in the ocean sciences.

      Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration is a curriculum for
      teachers of Grades 6-12 that takes lessons developed for NOAA Voyages
      of Discovery and the Ocean Explorer Web site and presents them in a
      comprehensive scope and sequence through subject area categories that
      cut across individual expeditions. Each lesson focuses on an
      inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning and is correlated to
      the National Science Education Standards.

      The curriculum themes progress from physical science through earth
      science to biological and environmental science, demonstrating the
      interdisciplinary nature of ocean science. Curriculum themes are: 1)
      the geologic formations that cut across expeditions (seamounts,
      ridges and banks, canyons and shelves, and mid-ocean spreading
      ridges), 2) using models to understand structure and functions, and
      3) using real scientific data in the classroom to model scientific
      work and thinking.

      The Ocean Explorer Web site provides a window into the exciting real
      science that coordinates with each with each lesson. Through this
      approach, teachers and students have a direct connection to the
      scientists whose work they are modeling in the classroom and a direct
      connection to the exciting new discoveries through NOAA Ocean

      Please contact Dr. George I. Matsumoto (831.775.1757 or email
      mage@...) to sign up for this exciting opportunity. Spaces are
      limited and enrollment will be limited to the first 24 teachers.
      There is a small stipend available and all meals are included.
      Preference will be given to local middle school science teachers.


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