WhaleNet Workshops in March

From: Brian Forist <whales_at_capecod.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 11:27:35 +0000

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: whales_at_capecod.net

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


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




City, State,






City, State,


Primary Teaching
(Certificate you are currently teaching under)
Social Security
(SSN is necessary to issue Massachusetts Professional Development
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.
Received on Wed Jan 15 1997 - 11:28:15 EST

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