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COSIA Instructors' Workshop
Date: 01/11/12 - 01/13/12
Location: McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, OR
Attendance: Scientists & science educators interested in teaching the Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences (COSIA) course at their institutions.

The COSIA Instructors' Workshop prepares scientists and science educators interested in teaching the Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences (COSIA) course at their institutions.

COSIA is a university course that introduces graduate and undergraduate science and education students to science pedagogy and learning theory, helps students to better communicate their knowledge to the public, and prepares future ocean scientists and educators to better communicate their understanding of and passion for the ocean. The course is designed to be co-taught by an ocean scientist and science educator. For more information about the course visit the COSIA website.

The COSIA Instructors’ Workshop will provide you with:

  • A complete syllabus and instructor's guide;
  • COSIA activities that students can use in informal learning environments;
  • Correlations of course curriculum to pedagogy and National Science Education Standards;
  • Documentation to get the course listed at your site;
  • Ongoing technical assistance to ensure successful implementation of the course;
  • An introduction to each of the class sessions; and
  • Help to customize the syllabus for your local setting and needs.

Schedule: The workshop will take place over 3 days. Additional details will be posted as they become available.
Day 1: Wednesday, January 11, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Day 2: Thursday January 12, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Day 3: Friday, January 13, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location: McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, OR

Lodging: Lodging will be provided during the workshop at the McMenamins Edgefield Hotel in their European-style rooms. Arrangements will be made after participants have been selected. If you would like to upgrade or extend your stay, you will be responsible for the arrangements and additional costs. Please contact Heidi Schmoock for details.

Fees: Registration fees for this workshop are $50. This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate with additional funding provided by the COSIA Network and COSEE Pacific Partnerships grants.

Apply online at
Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, December 9, 2011. For questions regarding workshop application, please contact Coral Gehrke (see below).

Contact Name: Coral Gehrke
Contact Phone: 541-888-2581 x236
Contact Email:

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