Thread: Fw: Call for Participation: Earthquake teaching and learning materials

Started: 2007-02-07 17:57:51
Last activity: 2007-02-07 17:57:51
Topics: IRIS EPO
IRIS Teachers,

UCAR in Boulder, Colorado, is looking for teachers to help in
developing earthquake-related teaching resources. If you could
travel to Boulder for two weekends, this sounds like a great
opportunity to utilize the knowledge and expertise you've gained
through participation in the IRIS Seismographs in Schools program.

Cheers,
John
#################################/ John C. Lahr
################################/ Emeritus Seismologist
###############################/ U.S. Geological Survey
==========================/ Central Region Geologic Hazards Team
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PO Box 548 /###################################
Corvallis, Oregon 97339 /===============================
Phone: (541) 758-2699 /####################################
Cell: (541) 740-4844 /#####################################
Fax: (413) 658-2699 /######################################
johnjan<at>lahr.org /#######################################
http://jclahr.com/science/



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From: Holly Devaul [devaul<at>ucar.edu]
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 11:58 AM
To: <mailto:'Scico-list<at>mast.unco.edu'>'Scico-list<at>mast.unco.edu'
Subject: Call for Participation: Earthquake teaching and learning materials

Greetings,

We would like to invite middle and high school Earth science
teachers to participate in developing earthquake and
seismology-related on-line learning materials. In particular we wish
to develop activities that utilize an on-line tool called Rapid
Earthquake Viewer (REV
http://rev.seis.sc.edu/http://rev.seis.sc.edu/). This tool
provides access to data from recent earthquakes that includes a
map-based view and data from seismograph stations around the world.
The selected group will work together to develop and modify existing
materials in the DLESE Teaching Boxes
http://www.teachingboxes.org/www.teachingboxes.org. Teaching
Boxes are classroom-ready instructional units that were
collaboratively created by teachers, scientists and designers, to
utilize digital library resources more effectively to meet specific
learning goals. The boxes contain materials that model scientific
inquiry, and include data collection and analysis to engage students
in the process of science. The materials (including the products of
this workshop) are and will be freely available to educators.

Two weekend workshops are planned to orient the group to the tools
and tasks and to accomplish the materials development. The
workshops will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric
Research (NCAR) in Boulder in April and May. A stipend of $1000
will be offered and meals (breakfast and lunch) will be provided.
Lodging on the Saturday night of each weekend is available for those
who wish to stay over in Boulder.

If you would like to be considered for this project, please reply to
Holly Devaul, <devaul<at>ucar.edu>devaul<at>ucar.edu and respond to
the following short questionnaire. If you would like more
information, feel free to call me at 303-497-2653.

Name:

School:

Email or other contact info:


Grades and subjects taught:


How would you characterize your familiarity with the science of
earthquakes and seismology in particular?


What role do (or can) "teachable moments" as presented by current
global events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes play in education?


The following weekends are being considered for the 2 weekend
workshops. Please indicate which of these would work for
you. Please select 2 at a minimum and indicate all that are
possible and your preferences.

March 31- April 1

April 14-15

April 21-22

May 5-6


Thank you! We will review applicants and respond to all who apply
within 2 weeks.


Holly Devaul


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Holly Devaul
Outreach and Community Relations Liaison
Digital Library for Earth System Education
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
3300 Mitchell Lane
Boulder, CO 80301

303-497-2653 (voice)
303-497-8336 (fax)

http://www.dlese.orghttp://www.dlese.org




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