Wheelock College and Bridgewater State College Present WhaleNet Teacher Workshops Wheelock College and Bridgewater State College Present WhaleNet Teacher Workshops March 21 and 22, 1997 9:00am to 3:00pm Moakley Center for Technology Education Bridgewater State College-Bridgewater, MA Friday March 21 (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 includes: - 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 22 (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, (800) 287-0374, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org WhaleNet Teacher Workshops March 21 and 22, 1997 Bridgewater State College ---REGISTRATION FORM--- Mail or e-mail the following to: Brian Forist at: email@example.com or: Hyannis Whale Watcher, P.O. Box 254, Barnstable, MA 02630 Name:_____________________________________________________________________ Home Address:_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip:_____________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone:_____________________________________________________________ Evening Phone:_____________________________________________________________ e-mail:___________________________________________________________________ School:___________________________________________________________________ School Address:____________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip:_____________________________________________________________ Grade/Subject Taught:_____________________________________________________ Primary Teaching Certificate:_____________________________________________ (Certificate you are currently teaching under) Social Security #:__________________________________________________________ (SSN is necessary to issue Massachusetts Professional Development Points) Workshop Attending (check one or both): Introductory: March 21 _____ Advanced: March 22 _____ 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.