LIfe at the Seashore Educator Workshop
The Seymour Center invites you to dive in to Life at the Seashore, a science unit developed by the MARE program specifically for 1st grade teachers. Learn how to incorporate the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into your classroom teaching from Sarah Pedemonte of the MARE Program, part of UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.
Life at the Seashore is a new NGSS-designed unit that addresses the science ideas of how plants and animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. In this workshop, teachers will become familiar with the curriculum and how it supports three-dimensional instruction. We’ll engage in selected activities from the unit, then examine how they build students’ conceptual understanding of the content (Disciplinary Core Ideas) using Crosscutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices. We’ll reflect on how each of these aspects of science is made explicit within the curriculum for both the teacher and the students. We’ll also share strategies for revisiting the ideas and practices throughout the unit and even the school year. Life at the Seashore also correlates with Common Core State Standards, and is an excellent stand-alone unit or classroom complement to the Seymour Center’s Awesome Adaptations Discovery Lab.
This workshop includes an electronic version of the unit in Microsoft Word.
Location: workshop will be held at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory, Santa Cruz.
Registration deadline: February 15, 2017. Please note that a minimum of 20 participants is required. If the minimum is not met, you will be notified and fully refunded.
Registration: Complete and submit the information in this Life at the Seashore Registration Form. Life at the Seashore MARE Workshop Registration Form.
Cost: $120 per person. Includes lunch, an electronic copy of the NGSS-aligned Life at the Seashore unit, all-day admission to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, free admission on a return visit, and 10% off in the Ocean Discovery Shop.
Information: For more information, call the Seymour Center at (831) 459-3800.
CEUs: 0.5 Continuing Education Units from Dominican University are available for this workshop and requires teaching a lesson and written reflections. The additional cost for the CEU will be approximately $30 (due on the day of the workshop).
Underwater Robotics Workshop for Students (Grades 5-12), Teachers & Parents
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Morning Session: 10 AM-12 PM or Afternoon Session: 1-3 PM
Join the Seymour Center and Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center of Monterey Peninsula College for a workshop designed to teach students in grades 5-12, and their teachers or parents, how to build underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Learn how to incorporate marine science, technology, and physical science concepts into your curriculum by spending a day at the pool building an ROV!
The workshop will introduce participants to the MATE Center’s ROV program and explain how students can participate in the annual ROV contest held each spring. Students and adults will also have the opportunity to design, build, and test their own ROV using simple, affordable materials.
The workshop will be held at the on-campus swimming pool at UC Santa Cruz. Morning session (10 AM-12 PM) or afternoon session (1-3 PM) available. There is no fee to attend, however, reservations are required.
Each workshop session will be held at the on-campus swimming pool at UC Santa Cruz.
There is no fee to attend; however, advanced registration is required.
To register: If interesting in registering for next year’s fall 2017 workshop, please join our Educator Mailing List to be notified when new educator workshops become available. Complete this form, or call us at (831) 459-3800.
For more information on the Underwater Robotics Workshop and MATE Center ROV Contest, contact workshop instructor Kim Swan at (831) 402-9014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our Educator Mailing List to be notified when new educator workshops become available. Complete this form, or call us at (831) 459-3800.