Subject: Summer Earth System Science Opportunity for Teachers of Grades 4-12

March 19, 2010 by  
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ReaL (Regional and Local) Earth Inquiry: Professional DevelopmentKnabusch Mathematics and Science Center in Monroe, MI: July 28-30, 2010 On behalf of the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), we wouldlike to invite you to participate in an exciting new initiative toimprove Earth science education across the nation! PRI and its Museum of the Earth is a non-profit organization based in Ithaca, New York. Composed of scientists and educators, its outreachprogram aims to make the Earth and its life—and the science by which weunderstand it—accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Aspart of that mission, we are currently developing a series ofTeacher-Friendly Guides to North American Earth System Science.Supported by the National Science Foundation, the project is a five-yearinitiative that will bring regional and local Earth system science intoclassrooms across the nation. We welcome your application to participate in a professional developmentprogram that is focused on the Teacher-Friendly Guide and the VirtualFieldwork Experiences. The face-to-face workshops are a key part of a larger professionaldevelopment program. 1. The two and a half day workshop will focus on actual field work,with discussions on how to document a field site to bring your fieldexperience back to the classroom and on how to bring your students intothe field. Stipends and support for travel and lodging total $800.00per participant. 2. Ongoing virtual study groups where teacher groups of about fouruse Internet conferencing technologies to share their work and supportone another in the development of virtual fieldwork, and of teachingportfolios showcasing the virtual fieldwork.3. The creation of virtual fieldwork experiences of both theworkshop site and of sites near teacher participants’ schools. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 3, 2010. For more information and to apply goto http://www.virtualfieldwork.org/PD_Application,_Summer_2010.html David BydlowskiScience ConsultantWayne RESA33500 Van Born RoadWayne, MI 48184Phone: 734-334-1455Fax: 734-334-1411Text: 734-306-9508 If you would like to receive email regarding science education in WayneCounty, the Wayne County Math and Science listserv is for you. You willregularly receive emails about workshops, news, and events that impactscience education. To join, send an e-mail to bydlowd@resa.net with yourname and email address. You will then receive an email confirmation.