Teacher Workshops

Teachers of Grades 6-12

Mote Marine Laboratory will host a series of professional development workshops for formal classroom teachers. With these workshops, we hope to help inform and encourage best practices for collaborative teacher professional development integrating science and technology. Participating teachers will gain experience using appropriate technologies and will create multi‐media teaching resources for use in their classrooms. Additionally, teachers will be encouraged to share their new knowledge, resources and lessons with their school colleagues. Workshop content will be aligned with Florida standards, as well as county instructional resources with the ability to meet the specific needs of each school, grade, and class.


Theme: Florida Coastal Reptiles

  • Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Times: 9:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Description: This workshop will focus on Florida coastal reptiles (sea turtles and crocodilians) as well as Mote's world-renowned sea turtle conservation, research program, rehabilitation hospital. Activities will include science lectures, behind the scenes tours and special training sessions of Mote's coastal reptiles. With this workshop, we hope to help inform and encourage best practices for collaborative teacher professional development integrating science and technology. Featured experts include Amber Shaw and Veronica Garcia.
https://bookeo.com/seatrek?type=41559U763HJ15C7B118D77

Theme: Human Impacts and Citizen Science

  • Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Times: 9:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Description: This workshop will focus focused on Mote’s world-renowned research and conservation efforts. Topics of discussion will include marine debris, microplastics and other human impacts. Activities will include marine debris surveys, cleanups and data entry using citizen science apps. Participants will also take part in a microplastics lab and learn how they can bring these activities to their classrooms. With this workshop, we hope to help inform and encourage best practices for collaborative teacher professional development integrating science and technology. Featured experts include Kim Bassos-Hull and Dr. Abbey Tyrna, University of Florida/IFAS Extension & Sustainability Water Resources Agent.
https://bookeo.com/seatrek?type=41559U763HJ15C7B118D77