Using Left and Right: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Science and Art
Dates: June 25-28, 2013
Times: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: $175 for 4 days, $150 for members of either organization.
Clock Hours: Earn up to 18 clock hours
Bring both sides of your brain to this new and exciting teacher workshop offered by the Foss Waterway Seaport and Tacoma Art Museum. This workshop combines science and art, allowing participating educators to experience interdisciplinary activities that embrace creative thinking while delving into both the scientific and the artistic world. Science allows one to see the beauty in discovery; art allows one to expand the mind - combined together they make a richer more productive STEM experience. This workshop series is perfect for formal educators, non-formal educators, school district personnel and members of teacher-preparation programs.
The workshop series will focus on "hands-on" learning and curriculum integration on topics such as ocean acidification, use of real-time data, underwater sounds, ROV's (Remote Operated Vehicles), plankton, marine debris, and microplastics.
Participants will experience one day of learning aboard a research vessel My Girl and three days on land, with two days of marine science and two days expanding that knowledge through visual interpretation with educators at the Tacoma Art Museum. Foss Waterway Seaport will provide teachers with the opportunity to collect and analyze data from Puget Sound, while also discussing the latest trends in science and why art can enhance STEM learning.At Tacoma Art Museum, teachers will create art inspired by the Northwest environment, learn the latest trends in design elements and how the City of Tacoma is combining art and science in their education programs. Workshop participants will come away with many new ideas and a wealth of resources, plus this workshop series will be just plain fun!
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