Subject: WhaleNet Trainings in March 1997

Brian Forist (
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 13:53:55 -0500 (EST)

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
        - 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:

WhaleNet Teacher Workshops
March 21 and 22, 1997
Bridgewater State College


Mail or e-mail the following to: Brian Forist at:
or: Hyannis Whale Watcher, P.O. Box 254, Barnstable, MA 02630


Home Address:_____________________________________________________________


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Daytime Phone:_____________________________________________________________

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School Address:____________________________________________________________

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Grade/Subject Taught:_____________________________________________________

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