MOSAIC Expedition Teacher Workshop - A Changing Arctic Ecosystem (2 days, July 27-28)

MOSAIC Expedition Teacher Workshop - A Changing Arctic Ecosystem (2 days, July 27-28)

MOSAIC Expedition Teacher Workshop - A Changing Arctic Ecosystem (2 days, July 27-28)

Bring the unprecedented science and adventure of the 2019-2020 MOSAiC Arctic research expedition into your classroom!

In this FREE teacher workshop, you’ll hear from MOSAiC scientists and the curriculum developers as they lead you through A Changing Arctic Ecosystem, a MS/HS curriculum tied to NGSS Life Science standards in which students trace the flow of carbon through the Arctic food web to predict how declining sea ice might impact the Arctic food web. Engage with 360° virtual expeditions, authentic Arctic datasets, ArcGIS Storymaps, and more in this 2-day online teacher workshop. For additional information about the workshop, please refer to the course syllabus.

WHO: Middle and High School Science Teachers

WHAT: Virtual Teacher Professional Development Course for content and curriculum connected to NGSS Life Science standards.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 27th AND Thursday, July 28th from 8 am - 12 pm PT/9 am - 1 pm MT/10 am - 2 pm CT/11 am - 3 pm ET each day

WHY: The goal of this course is to introduce educators to NGSS Life Science standards in the context of the MOSAiC-related curriculum, "A Changing Arctic Ecosystem". At the end of the course, participants will be able to effectively facilitate each lesson, connecting concepts and standards back to the anchoring phenomenon, “How might the decline in sea ice affect Arctic organisms large and small?”

HOW: This interactive workshop will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Facilitators will lead participants through each lesson of the curriculum following the approach below: 

  1. Utilize the main Zoom meeting room for lesson instructions. Participants engage with lesson resources either individually or in small groups via Zoom breakout rooms.
  2. Everyone returns to the main Zoom room to wrap up and reflect on the lesson.

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