Seeking an IODP Scientist Instructor for the 2013 Spring School of Rock
Application Deadline October 15, 2012
Deep Earth Academy is seeking a scientist from the IODP community to serve as an instructor for the next School of Rock Expedition for Earth and Ocean Science Educators (SOR), which will take place in Victoria, British Columbia from April 1, 2013 to April 9, 2013 (dates may fluctuate).
This is an excellent opportunity to share your enthusiasm and research with educators who will take what they learn back to their classrooms, impacting hundreds of students.
The School of Rock (SOR) is the adventure of a lifetime for educators interested in experiencing scientific ocean drilling research with the experts. During this multi-day workshop onboard the JOIDES Resolution, educators from across the country and the world work with scientists, cores, and data, in the ship’s labs to learn how the science reveals clues about Earth’s history. The audience will be primarily K-12 teachers, but may also include undergraduate faculty and informal educators for a maximum of 18 participants. The selected instructor will work with a former School of Rock instructor, Jennifer Collins (Deep Earth Academy), and onboard staff.
Science instructors will use inquiry-based approaches (rather then lecture) to engage participants in investigations that relate to the geology of the Saanich Inlet, Juan de Fuca, Expedition 346 – Asian Monsoon, biostratigraphy, paleomagnetism and/or other principles that relate to IODP research. A special emphasis will be placed on the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); ties to science education standards; earth, ocean, and climate science literacy principles; the New Science Framework and Next Generation Science Standards.
“I never learned so much as I did when I was “teaching the educators” on SOR. What a fantastic way to learn… right out on the ocean, aboard an amazing research ship, immersed up to my eyeball in sediment cores, and alongside some of the sharpest folks I’ve ever met”. – Steve Hovan, SOR Instructor 2010
To apply, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Statement of Interest to include:
a. An explanation of your scientific expertise, highlighting how it relates to the geology of the Saanich Inlet, Juan de Fuca, Expedition 346 – Asian Monsoon, or other IODP themes
b. Examples of your experience teaching in an inquiry-based fashion
2. Two-page CV
3. Two references
Application material must be received BY October 15, 2012 and interviews will be scheduled accordingly. The selected instructors will receive an honorarium of $2500 and be an integral part of the instructional team for the next School of Rock. The instructor will participate in the planning process, lead lab activities, actively work with educators, and assist in post-workshop activities.
For questions, please contact: Jennifer Collins (Deep Earth Academy) – 202-787-1614