Mid-Ocean Ridge Science Education for Teachers. Ridge 2000 National Science Foundation Penn State University. Purpose of Meeting. To explore ways that Conferences and Institutes can work with the Ridge 2000 Program to bring this exciting science to the K-12 community. Agenda. Background
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Mid-Ocean Ridge Science Education for Teachers
National Science Foundation
Penn State University
To explore ways that Conferences and Institutes can work with the Ridge 2000 Program to bring this exciting science to the K-12 community.
The best way to do this is to provide teachers with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to incorporate real science into their curriculum.- Mystic Workshop participants
Integrated Ridge Science Education Program
Teacher Professional Development
Students will gain an understanding of --
What Ridge 2000 and Ocean Sciences Community Brings
Access to current research topics and expertise.
Guest lecturers drawn from Ridge 2000 community.
Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) may provide venues for workshops nationwide.
We are currently developing a Student Experiment at Sea Program
We also plan to provide “live” web-based coverage of 1-2 research cruises per school year (student level)
These efforts will significantly help teachers bring this science to life in their classrooms!
Discussion of Workshop Offering
Does this fit with PSU teacher workshop offerings?
How do we address a national audience of teachers?
What role can C&I play?