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The Okeanos Explorer Educational Materials Collection
Professional Development for Educators of Grades 6-12
Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
In Partnership with Texas State Aquarium and Hosted by The DoSeum
All life on Earth relies on the ocean— yet, the ocean is 95 percent unexplored, unknown and unseen by human eyes…
An essential component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) mission is to enhance ocean science literacy and enhance understanding why it is important to explore our little-known ocean world. To help fulfill this mission, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection was developed to encourage educators and their students to become engaged with expeditions and discoveries made by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer—America’s first Federal ship dedicated to ocean exploration.
Educators are invited join NOAA OER staff to learn more about the importance of ocean exploration and the current technologies used to explore the deep ocean. This 7-hour Professional Development will introduce standards-based, hands-on activities and other online resources that guide classroom teaching and learning. Ocean health, unique underwater habitats, underwater mapping and remotely-operated vehicles are just a few of the topics to be addressed.
Registration is required and space is limited. Educators will receive the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? and Volume 2: How Do We Explore?, additional resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, continental breakfast, lunch, free parking and a $75 stipend will be provided.
Lessons are designed for grades 6-12 but many activities can be scaled to suit educator needs.
If you have previously participated in a Why Do We Explore? or How Do We Explore? Professional Development, this offering will be redundant.
To register or get more information, contact Vanessa Westbrook at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (210) 212-4453, ext. 661
The DoSeum is offering informational sessions to all artists interested in applying to our artist-in-residence program. We will give you a tour of The DoSeum so you can understand our educational missions, allow you to explore the creative space, and give you information about applying to be our artist-in-residence. It is reccomended that all interested artists attend this event for a detailed understanding of our expectations and vision for the program.
Please note that there will be a second session at 4:30 pm on August 2nd.
Please note that there will be a second session at 11 am on August 2nd.
Calling all techie trailblazers! Are you ready to go on a techie scavenger hunt for STEM inventions from the past, engage with the latest and greatest findings of local leaders, and create your own robot in a guided makeshop? Join The DoSeum on August 12th for Future Now! Tech Fair!
Parents will also have the opportunity to learn about the importance of integration of tech and education in our Tech Education Pathways talk with David Heard, Co-Founder and CEO of Tech Bloc.
Plus, coders who have completed the Kids Coding Challenge will have the opportunity to showcase their work, dine on delicious pizza, and enjoy exclusive hour of digiPlaySpace in the Kids Coding Challenge Celebration! Thank you to our partner, USAA, for making Future Now! possible.
Future Now! Tech Fair is free with DoSeum admission. You may purchase a DoSeum ticket ahead of time or purchase ticket at the door on August 12th. The Tech Education Pathways talk (parents-only) needs to be registered for separately. Children whose parents are attending the Tech Education Pathways Talk will engage in a guided makeshop with DoSeum staff.
Time Travel Scavenger Hunt: Engage in a self-guided scavenger hunt throughout The DoSeum to find the hidden tech artifacts of scientists past. Along the way, you’ll get to interact with Kids Coding Challenge activities that will help you in your journey to completing the scavenger hunt and mastering coding! Thank you to Pennington Technical Arts and San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology for the contributions that make this activity possible.
Local Leader Tech Demos:
Tech Education Pathways Talk: David Heard, co-founder and CEO of Tech Bloc, and a panel of industry leaders will provide caregivers with information on the best ways to prepare children for a tech education path. Tech industry leader and artist, Tim Jenison, will speak about the importance of creativity and tinkering for kids to engage in tech innovation. UTSA Living researcher, Melissa Siller, will provide information about the best practices for parents to use tech for education.
This will be open to parents only. Kids whose parents participate will engage in a guided makeshop activity.
Please see the registration link above to secure your spot in the Tech Education Pathways Talk. Space is limited, so please register ASAP.
Guided Makeshop – Throwback Robot: Kids whose parents attend the tech talks will engage in a guided makeshop where they will create their very own robot out of DoSeum materials!
Summer Coder Celebration: 100 kids who have completed all levels of the Kids Coding Challenge will be randomly selected for our Summer Coder Celebration. We will begin with a celebration in the Theatre, where kids can dine on delicious pizza, engage with local leaders, and see a presentation of their amazing Kids Coding Challenge work. Then, we’ll move into digiPlaySpace where winners will have a whole hour of exclusive digiPlaySpace time. Plus, all of the kids chosen for the celebration will free admission to Future Now!