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Second ERESE Teachers Workshop La Jolla 2005

A two-week summer workshop between 17-30 July (2005) is open to middle and high school teachers who teach Earth science concepts in their curriculum to create Enduring Resources for Earth Science Education (ERESE). Support includes a stipend for travel and living allowances. Enable your students to design their own personal voyages of discovery. We will concentrate on the ideas of plate tectonics, using real shipboard data and state-of-the-art global Earth science models. Beginning with the discovery of magnetic seafloor spreading stripes, we will explore the scientific inquiry process of hypothesis testing. Throughout the workshop, you will be immersed in the researcherís view of the world, as you work side-by-side in daily sessions with a group of researchers and advanced graduate students to develop your inquiry lessons. You will be making use of the latest developments in digital library technology to build new learning environments.

The workshop is funded by an NSF National Science Digital Library (NSDL) award and is a collaborative project involving the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), A.C. Mosley High School in Lynn Haven (Florida) and the UCSD Libraries. A national search is being conducted to select ten teachers to participate in the workshop. The deadline for registration is 25 March 2005. Click here to read the official announcement on the EarthRef.org website.


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EarthRef.org Newsletter  :  Issue 01 - 2005