Center For Ocean Sciences Education Excellence COSEE Pacific Partnerships
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COSEE-PP Summer 2013 Community College Faculty Institute

When: July 29 - August 2, 2013
Location: Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston, OR

COSEE PP is partnering with COSEE TEK (Technology and Engineering for Knowledge) to offer an institute focused on marine technology and ocean observing. Particular emphasis will be placed on helping faculty develop ways to engage their students in research within the 2YC setting.

Institute Information
Each day will include presentations by scientists who study the topic, curriculum materials (including lab exercises and field activities where appropriate) that could be used in a community college course, and discussions of effective teaching methods and how to use the information in your courses. Particular emphasis will be placed on helping faculty develop ways to engage their students in research within the community college setting. The materials that the scientists present will be available to participants for use in the classroom. Housing and meals will be provided and participants will receive a $500 stipend ($100/day).

Participants will also have to time to work on developing their own curriculum products using the information and materials presented. By the end of the week, each participant should have an action plan for the use of the material in their classes or in classes they are developing.

General structure of Institute:

  • 7:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall
  • 8:00 a.m. Begin day
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch as a group in the OIMB Dining Hall
  • 4:30 p.m. End instruction and field activities
  • 5:30 - Dinner served in the Dining Hall with after dinner discussion

Institute Topics and Schedule: (Details will be added as the schedule develops.)

Sunday - Arrive at OIMB
6:00pm Welcome Dinner

Monday - Sound in the Ocean

  • Basics of bioacoustics - Acoustics primer; how we use sound in the ocean
  • Building and using a hydrophone
  • Marine animal hearing and sound
  • Testing hydrophones

Tuesday AM - Sound in the Ocean

  • Analyzing Sounds
  • Resources for teaching about Sound in the Ocean

Tuesday PM - Measuring the Ocean

  • Introduction to what we can measure in the ocean and what it tells us
  • Larval biology, settlement, and fouling communities
  • Identifying organisms on settling plates
  • Experiments using settling plates

Wednesday - Measuring the Ocean

  • Building Basic Observational Buoys (BOBs) to explore physical and biological parameters - settling plates, temperature and light intensity sensors, sensor to measure other parameters
  • Using buoys - Collecting and analyzing data
  • Using BOBs in your courses to engage students in research

Wednesday Seminar: Dr. Ed Dever, Oregon State University: The National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative: Building Research Infrastructure for the Pacific Northwest and the Broader Community

Thursday - Using ocean observing data and ocean data sets in the undergraduate classroom

Friday - Action Planning

  • Developing individual and group lesson plans,
  • Evaluations
  • Depart 3pm

Questions? Please email Coral Gehrke