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The Maury Project

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LONG-TERM GOALS. The Maury Project is an oceanography-based graduate-level 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. The training of teachers is through a peer-training process of training the trainers at a two-week workshop held at the US Naval Academy and subsequently via single-topic modules presented in sessions presented throughout the United States. OBJECTIVES. This project was 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 topics andor issues. b Self-contained single-topic teacher-enhancement instructional modules will be prepared and provided 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. d A national network of oceanography peer trainers and resource persons will be developed and maintained. e A variety of instructional resource materials on the physical foundations of oceanography and related topics will be prepared and disseminated for adaptations by teachers for use in their own classrooms. APPROACH. There were three major components to this program summer workshops for master precollege teachers, the production of teacher enhancement instructional resource materials, and the peer-training of teachers. The intent was to provide a core group of teachers with the knowledge and instructional resources enabling them, in turn, to train a large number of their peers on selected topics potentially appropriate as bases for learning experiences for young people in pre-college classrooms.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

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