NOAA's Ocean Acidification Data-in-the-Classroom Module
This Web Seminar took place on April 14, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Dr. Paulo Maurin from the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, Todd Viola former Director of Technology for the JASON Foundation and Caroline Joyce, Project Director at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Continuing Education. The presenters showcased a new tool for teachers to use real-time data in the classroom, and gave a brief overview of the issue to which the data relates.
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This program began with Carol Joyce giving an introduction to the new Data in the Classroom tool. Paulo Maurin added information about some of the types of data that can be collected and displayed and how it relates to the science of ocean acidification. Todd Viola talked about different modules that have been created for science teachers in different grade levels and different subject areas.
Thirty-three (33) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arizona, California, Florida,
Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York
Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah and West Virginia. In addition, four participants attended the Web Seminar from locations outside the United States: Germany, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Turkey.
Seminar participants received one of the NSTA SciGuides. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants My PD Record and Certificates area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- “It helps me solve many questions about how to present the information to my students and how to explain the relationship between pH and CO2.”
- “We will be teaching a Teachers workshop on the Estuary program this summer and will want to introduce them to this resource!”
- “Love the opportunity to apply present research to curriculum.”
- “I create professional development resources and workshops for educators and I would definitely use these in the programs I develop.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!
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