Date: July 31 – August 4, plus pre –course homework
For: Educators, grades 3 – 5 (others welcomed)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost : $270
Credit: 40 PDPs or 3 graduate credits from Endicott College ($300 additional fee)*
*Participants taking course for graduate credit will have additional weekly homework assignments beginning July 10th and ending with a final project due August 18th. Payment for graduate credit is due to Endicott College by July 10th.
About the course:
Professionals engaged in STEM careers have made positive impacts in nearly all aspects of our lives and are working to solve today’s toughest issues surrounding climate change, food needs, and disappearing habitats. This course will explore the historical context of and emerging ‘nature of science’ and its connections with various STEM careers in Ocean related science. Participants in this course will learn how to engage students in science and engineering practices through daily interactions with Aquarium staff, scientists and educators. Participants will gain content knowledge in Oceanography, Marine Biology, Geology, and information technology (wildlife monitoring) as well as inquiry based activities that they may take back to the classroom. All materials are aligned to the 2016 Massachusetts Science, Technology and Engineering Standards and NGSS.
Deadline to register is July 17, 2017*
*Deadline for graduate credit registration is July 10, 2017
To learn more, go to: http://www.neaq.org/learn/for-teachers/professional-development-educators/workshops/