Climate Change Content Institute for MA teachers

Submitted by Elizabeth B. Duff

2006-05-30 10:03:07

Climate Change and Coastal Communities
Summer Science Content Institute for Middle & High School Teachers
(Biology, Earth, & Physical Science)
June 28-30, August 14-18 2006, 9:00 am-3:30 pm
3 additional after-school sessions: 4:00-7:00 pm Sept. 27, Nov. 8 & Dec. 13th. Registration Deadline: June 12th, 2006

* Open to Middle School and High School Science teachers throughout Massachusetts
* Free graduate level professional development worth 67.5 PDPs
* Optional 3 graduate credits available through Salem State College for only $300.00

Gloucester High School & coastal sites in Essex County.
Mass Audubon, North Shore office, Wenham, MA

Program Size: 25 participants

Through participation you will:
* Develop an understanding of the complex interactions associated with climate change through analysis of global and local climate and ecology data.
* Gain familiarity with important resources in the North Shore Region including: scientists conducting ecological research, educational support from Mass Audubon, local ecosystems for study, and scientific databases and web-sites designed to support teachers' and students' learning
* Conduct scientific investigations and enter and analyze data utilizing appropriate software.
* Gain content knowledge in biology, earth, and physical science, while integrating mathematics and instructional technology to meet Massachusetts learning standards. Concepts include: physical science of climate change, the carbon cycle, local indicators of climate change and the technological aspects of responding to climate change.

Elizabeth B. Duff, Project Director, Mass Audubon
Debbie Munson, Faculty Member, Lesley University and Walden University
Guest Speakers from Mass Audubon, Plum Island Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research, Trustees of Reservations, and Harvard Forest

Participant Expectations:
Participants are required to attend all sessions, including 3 follow-up sessions during the fall of 2006, take part in pre and post assessments of content knowledge, and complete all projects, including developing, implementing and presenting a curriculum unit, and utilizing the using the Massachusetts Online Network for Education (MassONE), state teaching and learning portal to discuss assigned readings, and post lesson plans.

To register or for additional information contact:
Elizabeth B. Duff
346 Grapevine Rd.
Wenham, MA 01984
Phone: 978-927-1122 Ext. 2701
Fax: 978-922-8487

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