Subject: WhaleNet Workshops - New England/UMassBoston, March 19 & 20 (fwd)

mike williamson (
Wed, 25 Feb 1998 11:57:01 -0500 (EST)

Subject: WhaleNet Workshops - March 19 & 20

Harbor Exploration at UMass-Boston and Wheelock College present

WhaleNet Teacher Workshops

March 19 and 20, 1998
9:00am to 3:00pm
University of Massachusetts at Boston
Healy Library Computer Lab

Friday March 19 (5 pdp's)
WhaleNet: Introductory Telecommunication and Education
This is an introductory session specifically for those with little 
experience using the internet and telecommunications. The workshop 
	- an introduction to telecommunications technology using Netscape;	 
	- orientation to WhaleNet web site;
	- an introduction to whales of New England waters
	- hands-on classroom activities;
	- use of WhaleNet in the curriculum. 

Saturday March 20 (5 pdp's)
WhaleNet: Advanced Telecommunication, Education & Curriculum
This workshop is geared to participants with some experience using the 
internet and telecommunications. Participants will work in teams to 
develop curriculum applications appropriate to their subject or grade 
level. Products will be posted on the WhaleNet Curriculum Listserv. The 
overall goal is to build the regional network of WhaleNet users and 
activities. The workshop includes:
	- review of telecommunications technology;
	- exploration of WhaleNet and related links;
	- development of WhaleNet curriculum applications in the subject areas 
at various grade levels.

WhaleNet is a student-centered program using computer technology as a 
means for learning about whales and their habitats. It stresses the 
potential telecommunications has to facilitate and coordinate classroom 
learning and provides a source of engaging "hands-on" materials that 
students find meaningful and exciting. The main goals of WhaleNet are to 
enhance interest in science, develop problem-solving and other critical 
thinking skills, increase environmental awareness and develop familiarity 
with communications technology.

WhaleNet workshops are free of charge but space is limited so please 
register only if you are certain that you will attend. Register by e-mail 
or land mail. For information contact: Brian Forist, WhaleNet Regional 
Coordinator, (508) 394-2639, e-mail:



WhaleNet Teacher Workshops
March 19 and 20, 1998

(you should be able to "copy"  the registration section from this message 
and "paste" it in your e-mail reply)

Mail or e-mail the following to: Brian Forist at:
or:  P.O. Box 513, Yarmouthport, MA 02675


Home Address:

City, State, Zip:

Daytime Phone:

Evening Phone:



School Address:

City, State, Zip:

Grade/Subject Taught:

Primary Teaching Certificate:
(Certificate you are currently teaching under)

Workshop Attending (check one or both): 

Introductory, March 19: 

Advanced, March 20: 

WhaleNet workshops are free of charge. You will receive a confirmation 
notice, directions to the site, and specific workshop information. 
Massachusetts Professional Development Points (pdp's) will be issued 
after workshop participation.