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UCSC Monterey Bay Science Project

(MBSP)

12 Annual Math Science Conference

will be Feb 23, 2019

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Registration will go live on the MBAMP home page Oct 28, 2018. 

MBSP offers support to teachers of students in grades K-12

through a variety of events including:

  • Summer Institutes, which usually focus on curriculum based around a field trip to a local site. The workshops usually take place over five days and include 10-20 teachers.  The 2013 institute focused on implementing the Common Core math and English and Education and the Environment Initiativecurriculums in science classrooms at Elkhorn Slough Estuarine Reserve.
  • One-day conference Feb 23, 2019

MBSP is interested in developing new activities and can offer recruitment of local teachers, course credit to teachers, and curriculum coaching and coordination by an experienced K-12 teacher (director Joyce Hill). 

Because MBSP is part of UCSC, MBAMP invites UCSC researchers from all STEM departments to contribute to its activities.  

Number of Teachers Served Annually: 6-20 teachers at summer institutes

How Researchers Can Contribute:

  • Discuss your research in a seminar (~ 1 hour) at a Summer Institute workshop or conference.  This seminar should use language suitable for a general public audience.  At most events, teacher participants will then discuss how to apply the knowledge they gained with their students. 
  • Serve as an expert consultant to teachers at MBSP events.
  • Provide a research experience for local science teachers in your lab.  MBSP can recruit and screen teachers, and the teachers can serve as teacher-leaders for later MBSP events.
  • Contract with MBSP for MBSP to develop K-12 curriculum based on your research.
  • Help lead and support a new one-day conference, week-long Summer Institute workshop, or other program.  A new Summer Institute may use the academy model, where teachers teach students in the morning and plan, analyze, and discuss their teaching in groups in the afternoon.  MBSP is also interested in developing a program similar to its previous NSF-funded Language Arts in Science Education at Rural Schools (LASERS) program (1995-2001), which included a six-week summer school in which teacher-leaders worked with migrant students to model how science can be used as a way to develop academic English.