Monterey Bay Aquarium: Project-Based Science Institute

October 1st, 2014 - September 30th, 2016 | PROJECT

Monterey Bay Aquarium will provide to 130 middle school teachers its yearlong Project-Based Science Institute professional development program covering strategies for implementing ocean science and conservation project-based science in the classroom. The program includes two levels: Level I Institute will introduce teachers to the concepts, strategies, and examples of how to implement project-based science in the classroom. Level II Institute will provide additional support through one-on-one coaching, collaborative problem-solving and a focus on longer-term, student-run projects including data collection and analysis. By implementing these strategies, teachers will have the tools to positively impact student STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning outcomes and expose children to interesting, real-world science experiences.

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Team Members

Rita Bell, Principal Investigator, Monterey Bay Aquarium


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Museums for America
Award Number: MA-10-14-0120-14
Funding Amount: $150,000


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions | Projects
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs