The RET experiences enable K-12 science educators to participate in CCE site research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The goal of the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program is to enhance the professional development of K-12 science educators through research experience at the emerging frontiers of science in an effort to bring new knowledge into the classroom. We hope the experience strengthens and enhances your existing science curriculum, serves as a professional development opportunity and extends collaboration between K-12 science educators and the local research community.
Summer 2011 Opportunity
- Dates: June - August 2011 (8 weeks)
- Deadline: May 20th, 2011
Teacher Focus: We invite two educators to apply for this summerʼs professional development experience investigating contemporary issues surrounding direct and indirect links among our ocean, atmosphere and global climate change. Difference from year to year, as well as long-term time series related to climate change result in the timing and amount of upwelling. Scientists are studying how these changes impact the marine environment and how an ecosystem responds. Join scientists, graduate students and other educators to uncover the research. Educators will receive a stipend, be involved in posting questions to the scientists during the cruise, collect their own evidence on climate change, read publications and then build ultimate experiences to share with their own students in their classrooms and on the web.
Ways to get involved
- Teacher involvement in a Principal Investigator's ongoing or proposed research.
- Curriculum development related to current research.
- Participation on cruises.
Duration of commitment is generally one year and the project may be carried out during summer months, during the academic year, or both. For guidance and inquiries concerning RET opportunities please contact the Education, Outreach, and Capacity Building Coordinator Kristin Evans