Our School of Rock program is a professional development opportunity for formal and informal educators on board or involving the JOIDES Resolution. While living on board the ship (when possible) or in a land/lab-based workshop, teachers will work with scientists and technicians to learn about many aspects of earth science, geology, paleo-oceanography and more done aboard this amazing ship, what we learn from scientific drilling, and how to do the kinds of scientific analyses and lab exercises program-scientists do. This new-found knowledge will help teachers in creating or modifying existing resources for their students in many areas of the science curriculum.
School of Rock workshops occur once a year, usually during a transit or tie-up period for the vessel.
The deadline for the 2023 program is December 28, 2022.
Announcing the 2023 School of rock: A Professional development opportunity
We are excited to announce our first in-person School of Rock since 2019! This year’s program will focus on refining and updating existing IODP curriculum and materials. We are looking for a group of experienced educators who will collaborate with us in curating and refining our extensive library of educational materials. Educators will live and work aboard the JOIDES Resolution where it will be tied up in Spain, immersing themselves in cutting edge science content and processes, while collaborating with program staff and each other on curriculum projects. Participants will have the opportunity for pre- and post-expedition projects and stipends based on these projects.
When: February 20 – March 6 2023 (inclusive of 4-day hotel quarantine in Spain and post-ship field trip)
Where: on board the JOIDES Resolution in Tarragona, Spain (the ship will be tied-up dockside)
For whom: Grades 5-12 educators with demonstrated experience and interest in curriculum design
Cost: all travel expenses will be paid for accepted participants. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation
How to apply: You can apply by December 28 through USSSP’s application portal.
COVID protocols: Current protocols call for 4-day quarantine at a hotel in Spain (paid for by the program). Pre-boarding testing and masks while on board will also be required. Once cleared and on the ship, participants are not permitted to go off and on the ship. A field trip will follow disembarkation at the end of the ship-based part of the program.
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Questions? Contact Sharon Cooper: firstname.lastname@example.org