The Keys to Science Education.
Braun, Karolyn *,1, 1 American Samoa Community College, Pago Pago, AS, USA
ABSTRACT- The Keys to Science Education was a comprehensive training and professional development program that took a cadre of middle-school and upper-elementary teachers through a two-week workshop of experiential institutes in marine science education facilitated by practicing sciences and exemplary educators. The institutes gave American Samoa teachers the opportunity to extend their understanding of the marine and terrestrial environment and to develop strategies and curriculum resources for effectively utilizing the oceans, coastal and terrestrial environments as a teaching tool. This was accomplished by engaging the participants in a 10-day field based institute during the summer 2005 with extensive follow-up activities and continued support.
Key words: education, environment, american samoa
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