Educator Workshops

Teacher Workshops:

Training is provided for K-12 educators on Education Modules that are mapped to the National Science Education Standards. Each Module includes anEducational Unit at three (K-4, 5-8, 9-12) or four (K-2, 3-4, 5-8, 9-12) grade levels, and includes content overviews; inquiry-based, hands-on activities; assessment rubrics; and resource listings.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Master Teacher Training: 8am - 2pm at `Imiloa Astronomy Education Center

Drs. Tim and Stephanie Slater will provide content information while guiding Master Educators through selected lesson plans.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Teacher Workshop: 4pm – 7:30pm at `Imiloa Astronomy Education Center

Under the direction of Drs. Tim and Stephanie Slater, the Master Educators will facilitate groups of classroom teachers from all participating schools. Approximately 100 teachers will engage in science lessons for use in their classrooms. The lessons have been selected to align with Hawai'i Content and Performance Science Standards and Benchmarks at each grade level, and to promote the overarching “Big Idea” of Science as Inquiry.


Astronomer Workshop: 

Friday, February 11, 2011: 10am - 12pm at `Imiloa Astronomy Education Center 

We would appreciate your participation in this survey prior to taking the workshop.

In days gone by, the Astronomers' Workshop had one, and only one purpose: to convince the Island's astronomers that, despite the dangers of spitballs, germs and classroom mutiny, classroom visits are both worthwhile AND non-fatal.

Now, after more than five years of Astronomy Educator workshops in support of the Journey Through the Universe program, Hawaii's astronomers are more than comfortable entering into the once unknown land of school classrooms! In response, beginning with this year's Journey education workshops for astronomers, we are redirecting our focus to research-based ways that we can improve our Outreach efforts. This February, we'll begin the Astronomer's Workshop with Episode II of the series "Intro to Cognitive Psych" that we began in October, and follow that with an example of a high-impact Outreach activity. Then, we'll focus on sharing lessons learned, and devote time to figuring out how to increase the impact of our classroom visits. And, if it's your first time in the classroom, and you still have no idea what you're going to do, we'll help out with that, too!

Come join us for this community reunion, and an opportunity to make this year's JTTU program the best ever!

For disability accommodation, please contact Janice Harvey at 974-2603 no later than two weeks prior to the event.