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Marine Education – ARCHIVED FY04-06
Omnibus FY04-06 Research Projects

Title: Developing and Implementing a Southeast Marine Science Curriculum and Leadership Training Program: COASTeam Leadership Institute

Dr. Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston

Description: A variety of teacher training efforts has been supported over the past eight years through the COASTeam marine education program, and has successfully addressed the needs of South Carolina elementary and middle school teachers for standards-based multi-disciplinary science criteria. Building on these previous efforts, objectives for this two-year project are to, in conjunction with the SouthEast Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, (1) publish Web-based middle school grade-specific (grades 5-8) marine science activities titled “Explore the Oceans;” (2) develop a southeast marine science curriculum which addresses science inquiry and science content standards for grades 5-8; (3) design and pilot a COASTeam Leadership Institute; (4) develop program assessment tools; (5) offer a COASTeam workshop to educators in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia; and (6) establish strong collaboration among S.C. COASTeam Leadership Institute teachers and their partner education institution to offer COASTeam Days to other middle school teachers in South Carolina.Strategic Goal 9: Promote the development of a diverse and technically trained workforce.

Title: Expanding the Rising Tide Project: Changing How Researchers, Educators, and Students Work Together

Dr. Rob Young, Coastal Carolina University

Description: In a new and innovative marine science education project, Young (E/O-18) will: (1) expand the “Rising Tide” marine science education program to the University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston, and achieve financial and logistical independence and sustainability at each institution by the end of the two-year grant period; (2) develop and improve scientific skills and confidence of local science teachers (primarily high school) and undergraduate science majors; (3) develop Web-based classroom activities based on locally relevant marine and coastal research that is pedagogically sound and consistent with national and state standards; (4) increase awareness of marine science research conducted in South Carolina; (5) enhance and support research activities of marine researchers in South Carolina; and (6) promote interaction among marine researchers, teachers and undergraduates to foster a mutual appreciation of the abilities, concerns and responsibilities of each group. Teams will design discovery- and inquiry-based classroom activities that will be tested, assessed, revised, and then “housed” on the SouthEast COSEE Web site. This project is an outcome of a pilot education program the investigator implemented in 2002 at Coastal Carolina University through funding from the National Science Foundation’s Geoscience Education Program.

Last updated: 11/18/2008 8:28:14 AM
Marine Education – ARCHIVED FY04-06


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