Online Professional Development Event
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How Do We Explore?
Online Professional Development
Jan 24 - Feb 11, 2011
Join NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) for the latest professional development opportunity for educators based upon the voyages of NOAA’s new ship and America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration, the Okeanos Explorer. This offering introduces the second volume of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, How Do We Explore?. Topics include searching for anomalies, selecting sites for exploration, communication tools, telepresence technology, mapping techniques, water column study and operating remotely-operated vehicles. This course contains inquiry-based lessons for all grade-levels, and facilitated online reflective conversations about how we approach the study of our largely unexplored ocean.
Participants will include formal and informal educators, ocean explorers, scientists, and other interested members of the public. There will be opportunities to engage with ocean explorers and other participants. The How Do We Explore? lessons, a wealth of other supporting resources, and optional graduate extension credit will be provided.
Speakers will include:
- Dr. Steve Hammond, Chief Scientist, NOAA OER
- Lieutenant Nicola VerPlanck, Operations Officer, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
- Catalina Martinez, NOAA OER Regional Manager and Expedition Coordinator
- Mashkoor Malik, Physical Scientist, NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, NOAA OER
- Sharon L. Walker, Oceanographer, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
- Dr. Edward Baker, Supervisory Oceanographer, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
- Dave Lovalvo, Founder/Owner, Eastern Oceanics; Adjunct Professor, Institute for Exploration; ROV Team Lead, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
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Options for Graduate Extension Credit or Professional Development Certificate of Completion
This professional development event is free for all participants and will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An optional free certificate of Completion is available to reflect 15 hours of Professional Development. Details will be available during the event. Educators will also have the option to earn one graduate extension credit ($100) from California State University at Fullerton. Syllabus: Click here for Syllabus as PDF; and Registration for Graduate Extension Credit (Registration - Click here for PDF - to print).