Scientist-Educator Collaborative Workshop
Workshop Concept Maps
Held at the University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus, Groton, CT
Thursday, October 8, 2009 through Saturday, October 10, 2009
View all workshop concept maps
Concept maps are designed to help teachers and their students understand the connections and relationships between
climate and oceanography. For scientists, concept mapping helps them share their understanding of connections in the
earth system. For educators, concept maps can be powerful tools for exposing and clarifying topics in the classroom.
This workshop centered on five teams of educators and scientists (1 scientist : 3 educators ratio) who created online
learning resources that align with National Science Education Standards, Climate Literacy Principles, and Ocean Literacy
Principles. Topics focused on the current research topics of the internationally known scientists who participated in
the workshop, and each team created a series of concept maps consisting of the following:
- An original concept map created on paper by the scientists on day one of the workshop
- A digital concept map created in the COSEE Concept Map Builder and presented to educators on day two of the workshop
- A consensus concept map created collaboratively between scientists and educators using the COSEE-OS Concept Map Builder
Each team's concept maps are described on pages accessed from the menu at left, or click here
to view and/or download all digital
maps created at this workshop.
|Watch a video
of educator and children's book author Karen Romano Young discussing her ideas about using concept maps to "tell a story" after working with scientist Michael Whitney.