On-site residence experience: July 12-18, 2020
Project Ocean is a hybrid (online & in-person) teacher professional development workshop offered by the American Meteorological Society's Education Program. Teacher-participants will be required to engage online learning modules prior to the on-site (Chestertown, MD) portion of the workshop. At the conclusion of the on-site portion, teacher-participants will be asked to complete work in the course management system in collaboration with California University of Pennsylvania. This project is specifically designed for precollege teachers who teach science courses with oceanography content.
The workshop is intended to:
Cost and Resources:
Upon acceptance, each participant from the US is required to pay an academic fee of $150 payable to the AMS Education Program. This fee is non-refundable.
Each participant will be supplied with a variety of instructional resource materials, including those to be used in peer-led teacher training sessions.
After successful completion of workshop activities, participants will:
To be eligible for Project Ocean, teachers and supervisors of science at the K-12 level should:
Participants will be selected to provide a national geographic distribution and a cross-section of school environments (inner city, urban, suburban, and rural). Teachers interested in promoting minority participation in science are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Project Ocean on-site portion will be held in Chestertown, Maryland. The on-site, in-person portion of the workshop includes lectures, tutorials, seminars, hands-on laboratory exercises, research cruises, and field trips. Faculty members from the Navy and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as well as other scientists and science educators, will present workshop topics. Prior to arrival at Chestertown, MD, teacher-participants will be enrolled in the California University of Pennsylvania's Global Online program and course management system, D2L. Teacher-participants will be required to complete multiple online learning modules related to the oceanographic and related sciences. This preparatory work will enable teacher-participants to engage at a similar level of competency prior to arrival in Chestertown, MD.
The workshop will include on the following topics (online or on-site):
Activities typically extend from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT each day.
Project Ocean will be held in Chestertown, MD with research activities being conducted in and around the Chesapeake Bay area. The in-residence portion of the workshop includes a research cruise on Chesapeake Bay and one or more field trips will be made to places of oceanographic significance in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area.
Participants will be expected to stay in housing accommodations arranged by the AMS, as the workshop will be intensive and involve several evening meetings. Informal interaction among participants during meals and evenings will be an integral component of the workshop.
Participants should attend without families as their presence is likely to detract from full participation. No support will be provided for dependents.
Participants who complete all course requirements, including the submission of a follow-up report on their peer-training sessions, will earn three semester hours of graduate credit in EAS 515: Selected Topics in Ocean Science Studies through the California University of Pennsylvania.
Credit will be awarded upon successful course completion and may be applied to a post-baccalaureate certificate from California University's School of Graduate Studies and Research.
Special speakers will include oceanographers and senior scientists and administrators from NOAA, The U.S. Navy, and NASA.
2020 Application form is now open!
All completed applications should be submitted by March 27, 2020. Initial notification of workshop awards and alternates will be made via email.
In selecting individuals for participation and otherwise in the administration of this workshop, the AMS will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, and status as a Vietnam Era or disabled veteran.
Questions regarding Project Ocean 2020 should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.