Teacher Opportunities

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Texas State Aquarium and the Flint Hills Resources Center for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education recognize that teachers- inside and outside the classroom- are valued partners in our efforts to fulfill the Aquarium’s conservation, education and STEM missions. As such we provide educators, near and far, learning opportunities and resources designed to support and enhance classroom-based STEM curriculum, pedagogical best practices and student-centered discovery.

 

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Our Teacher Learning and Resource Opportunities will:

  • Provide STEM-based content in creative and meaningful ways
  • Model best practice teaching strategies with engaging and replicable activities/projects
  • Clarify links/alignment to TEKS and other required and relevant education standards
  • Foster STEM learning with interdisciplinary connections and cross cutting con
    cepts
  • Facilitate utilization of Flint Hills Resources Center for Excellence in STEM Education resources and programs
  • Offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and Texas Environmental Education Advisory Council (TEEAC) credits

 

Check out these upcoming opportunities

Join this hands-on workshop for 5-12 grade teachers/educators introducing Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: Why Do We Explore? Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquiries into important reasons for ocean exploration including Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health and Human Health. This is Part One of a two-part professional development series. Part Two will be offered April 9th, 2016. Participants completing both Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Ocean Exploration Workshop series will receive a $100 teacher stipend.

When: Saturday, January 16

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Credits: SBEC/TEEAC credit hours can be earned for every hour of instruction.

Cost: FREE

For inquiries and reservations, please contact Kristin Evans, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at kevans@txstateaq.org or (361) 654-1452.

Join this hands-on workshop for 5-12 grade teachers/educators introducing Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: How Do We Explore? Learn how to use standards-based lessons and online resources that guide classroom discovery into the innovative exploration strategies, underwater robots and other ocean tools used onboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. Topics include selecting sites for exploration in a largely unknown ocean, underwater mapping, and exploring the water column. Deep ocean exploration with remotely operated vehicles and telepresence technology that enables participation during ocean exploration missions from shore in real time is also addressed. This is Part Two of a two-part series, Part One was “Why Do We Explore?” Participants completing both Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Ocean Exploration Workshop series will receive a $100 teacher stipend.

When: Saturday, April 9

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Credits: SBEC/TEEAC credit hours can be earned for every hour of instruction.

Cost: FREE

For inquiries and reservations, please contact Kristin Evans, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at kevans@txstateaq.org or (361) 654-1452.

Our Flint Hills Resources Center for Excellence in STEM Education is proud to announce it will host the official launch of the Teacher Friendly Guide to the Earth Science of the South Central United States! This new resource was developed by classroom teachers with educators at The Museum of the Earth and Paleontological Research Institute at Cornell University, places everything you need for Earth Science investigations just a click away.   The Teacher Friendly Guides were funded by the National Science Foundation.

When: Coming Soon

For more information and registration, contact Suraida Nanez-James at snanez-james@txstateaq.org or (361) 654-1450.

These nationally recognized, high-quality environmental education programs can be conducted “on demand” at your facility for your team of educators. Each workshop will be adapted and designed to meet the needs of your team, target audience and teaching environment. Workshops are 3-6 hours long, depending on program type and target audience. Price per participant varies by program type and length. SBEC/TEEAC credit hours can be earned for every hour of instruction.

When: On Demand

For inquiries and reservations, please contact Kristin Evans, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at kevans@txstateaq.org or (361) 654-1452.