Scientist-Educator Collaborative Workshop
Held at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye New Hampshire
Monday, June 1, 2009 through Wednesday, June 3, 2009
COSEE-OS researches, tests, and builds systems to improve how scientists can contribute to the education enterprise. We have offered
scientist-lead professional development workshops for educators designed to reach inland audiences with ocean content at the University
of Maine, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of Connecticut. Likewise, we have developed a college course to help young
marine scientists more effectively communicate their subject; encourage science majors to pursue professions where they simultaneously
serve science and education; and create a greater awareness among young scientists about the need for outreach.
Based on experience from these and other COSEE-OS initiatives, we have crafted a new model for workshops that includes specific
professional development for scientists including use of pedagogical techniques such as concept mapping and on-line collaboration
tools that promote sustained interactions with educators and students. A key goal of COSEE-OS is to offer these "Educator-Scientist
Workshops" at various venues and train facilitators at other COSEE Centers to implement the workshops.
In this workshop, 5 ocean and climate scientists from the University of New Hampshire were matched with 12 educators to improve
their collective understanding of Earth's major ocean - climate systems. Click on their names in the menu at left to learn
more about these scientists.
Quotes from Workshop Participants
|Watch a video
of marine docent Edmund Chun-Taite explaining what the process of collaboration was like when working with scientists.
"I loved the pacing of the workshop and also the amount of time spent with the scientists. The time spent with them was very very useful."
"The task of making the maps certainly gave an opportunity to start a personal dialogue with the scientist."