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Educator Professional Development Opportunities

slide_header-2016a_croppedPolar ICE offers four types of professional development opportunities:

  1. Compendium Educator Workshop with Face-to-Face Scientist Communication Series workshop, enable educators to dive into polar research while also assisting scientists in effective communication.
    1. Educator Workshop at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans, LA – February 21, 2016, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (8:30am to 4pm)


  2. MBARI EARTH Program, developed and sponsored by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, engages K-12 educators in the development of innovative lessons plans that use authentic polar data.
    1. Polar-ICE EARTH Workshop 2017 – Dates and location coming soon
    2. Polar-ICE EARTH Workshop 2016 – July 24-29, 2016 (New Brunswick, NJ)


  3. Science Investigation (Sci-I) Educator Workshops are designed to increase student skills in designing and conducting science investigations as well as analyzing and interpreting data in alignment with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) requirements. Educators participating in the Sci-I workshops will be invited to attend the Student Polar Research Symposiums, where students develop science posters and meet polar scientists.
    1. Polar-ICE Sci-I Project 2017 Educator Workshop – Dates and location coming soon
    2. Polar-ICE Sci-I Project 2016 Educator Workshop – June 27-30, 2016 (New Brunswick, NJ)


  4. Educator Workshops & Webinars offered at National Education Conferences
    1. Educator Workshop at NSTA Regional Conference in Minneapolis – October 29, 2016, Minneapolis Convention Center (9:30-10:30am).  A list of workshop resources are listed here.
    2. Educator Workshop at Oceans 16 (MTS IEEE/OES) for K-12 Educators – September 17, 2016, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (8:30am-3pm)

5.  LTER Educator Night at Rutgers University.  October 18, 2016.  K-5 educators who are interested in exploring bringing polar science in their classroom. We will work with a polar scientist, participate in hands-on activities and share ideas about using non-fiction books and art to enhance your science program.