Accession Number : ADA329566

Title :   The Maury Project: Exploring the Physical Foundations of Oceanography,

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 96-30 Sep 97,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Geer, Ira W.

PDF Url : ADA329566

Report Date : 01 OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Twenty-three master precollege teachers attended a two-week workshop at the U.S. Naval Academy in July 1997 in preparation to become Maury Project Peer Trainers. They were supplied with Project instructional resource materials which they will use to train other teachers during the 1997-98 school year. The Maury Project is an oceanography-based graduate-level precollege teacher enhancement program, designed to promote the scientific literacy of young people by improving the background of pre-college teachers on the physical foundations of oceanography. Objectives: This project is designed to meet the following objectives: (a) Master teachers will be trained to be peer trainers and resource persons on the physical foundations of selected oceanographic issues. (b) Self-contained teacher-enhancement instructional modules will be developed, designed for use by the peer trainers in 1- to 2-hour training sessions. (c) The peer trainers will arrange and conduct training sessions for other teachers, with support of the AMS.

Descriptors :   *TRAINING, *OCEANOGRAPHY, EDUCATION, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, RESOURCES, INSTRUCTORS, TEACHING MACHINES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE