In collaboration with other organizations including the BUEI, KBB, BZS, Dolphin Quest, and Bermuda National Trust, the Bermuda Education Network [BEN] will be conducting the Science & Me Workshop, a professional development seminar for teachers on December 5, 2012 from 4pm to 6pm at BUEI.
The 2-hour session, sponsored by Link Bermuda, will include five presentations on various science topics such as: “Save Our Seas: How Can We Make Our Seas More Sustainable” and “Healthy Habitats: How Animals Adapt to their Environment.”
“The Science & Me initiative is about helping our schools to take full advantage of education resources offered by local organizations,” states Becky Ausenda, Founder and Executive Director of BEN.
“We are very lucky that Bermuda is so rich in science and we want to show teachers how some of the amazing scientific work on the island fits in with the Cambridge science Curriculum,” continues Ms. Ausenda. She said they designed the Workshop to be a mini “science expo” of useful resources: lesson plans, field trips, experiments they can try with their classes.
Karolyn Lack, Experiential Learning Director at BEN, who works closely with educators and has conducted similar such workshops in the past also added, “By fostering learning through highly investigative classroom and community workshops, the ‘Science & Me’ Workshop can help teachers to make the most reluctant science learner enthusiastic!”
The Workshop will be especially useful for teachers interested in conducting science enrichment clubs or taking students on science excursions and will be the prelude to BEN’s Big Ideas Science Conference being held at the end of January.
BEN is a registered charity that provides support to Bermuda’s teachers by expanding their access to professional development opportunities both locally and abroad and by providing targeted programs and initiatives that embed professional development in them.
For more information on BEN, the Science & Me Workshop or other BEN sponsored professional development programs for teachers; please call Tracy Astwood at 505-7935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.