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Professional Development Calendar

photoThe IRIS Education and Outreach Program has provided high quality, content-based professional development for 5-12 teachers and college and university faculty since 1999.

The What, Where, and How of Earthquakes - 1906 Earthquake Centennial Tutorials, April 17 and 18, 2006
- Power Point presentations and demonstrated classroom activities.


Workshop for 5-12 Teachers [sample agenda]

National NSTA Convention Workshops

April 5, 2006 - Earthquakes - A One-Day Workshop for Teachers
In association with the National NSTA Convention - Anaheim, CA

8:00am to 5:00pm in the Hilton Anaheim Hotel, San Clemente Room
Learn about earthquakes, seismology and plate tectonics with visiting seismologists!
Participate in hands-on activities that easily transfer to your classroom!
Obtain FREE materials, maps, curriculum guides, and books!
Receive partial travel support for the NSTA meeting!

Apply Online


(Accepted participants will receive up to $150 in travel support, intended to cover costs of an extra day at NSTA)

Presenter(s) TBA

April 06, 2006:
08:00-09:00
Determining What Is Beneath Our Feet: Applications on Reflection and Refraction of Waves (IRIS)
[Workshop, Phys, High School]
Presenter(s): John Taber (IRIS Consortium, Washington, DC); Michael Hubenthal (IRIS Consortium, Washington, DC)
Location: Hilton Anaheim, Oceanside

Explore how seismic reflection and refraction surveys reveal Earth structure by participating in innovative activities designed as extensions to your current labs on waves.

April 06, 2006: 15:30-16:30
Earthquakes: Activities and Models for Your Classroom
[Workshop, Earth, Middle Level-High School]
Presenter(s): Gary B. Lewis (Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO); Michael Hubenthal (IRIS Consortium, Washington, DC); John Tabero (IRIS Consortium, Washington, DC)
Location: Hilton Anaheim, Palos Verdes

Experience teaching methods and great activities for your earthquake unit. Receive a CD with invaluable earthquake information, activities, and 3-D models your students can construct.

April 07, 2006: 14:00-15:00
Shaking-up Classrooms With A Simple Seismograph: The IRIS Seismographs In Schools Program
[Workshop, Earth, General]
Presenter(s): Lawrence W. Braile (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); John Taber (IRIS Consortium, Washington, DC); Michael Hubenthal (IRIS Consortium, Washington, DC)
Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Room 304C

 

Recent Workshops

October 29, 2005 California Science Teachers Association - Palm Springs, CA
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Earthquakes - A One-Day Workshop for Teachers

Learn about earthquakes, plate tectonics, seismology, and earth science. Implement hands-on activities in your teaching and receive free materials, including books, maps, and a notebook of lessons.
Registration REQUIRED through CSTA

Presenter(s): Lawrence W. Braile (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN), Sheryl Braile (Happy Hollow Elementary School, West Lafayette, IN)

November 10, 2005 Midwestern Area NSTA Convention - Chicago, IL
1 :00PM-2:00PM
The Slinky and Beyond—Seismic Wave Instruction for All Learning Styles
Visiting seismologists actively engage you with activities to deepen your understanding of seismic waves while expanding your toolbox to support all learning styles.

Presenter(s): Lawrence W. Braile (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); John Taber ( IRIS Consortium, Washington, DC); Michael Hubenthal ( IRIS Consortium, Washington, DC)
Location: Sheraton, Sheraton Ballroom I

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November 11, 2005 Midwestern Area NSTA Convention - Chicago, IL
2 :30PM-3:30PM
How Earth Structure Is Determined: A Classroom Exercise Demonstrating Seismic Refraction Use in the Real World
Explore how reflected and refracted seismic waves are used to determine earth structure by participating in activities designed for physics and earth science classrooms.

Presenter(s): Lawrence W. Braile (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); John Taber ( IRIS Consortium, Washington, DC); Michael Hubenthal ( IRIS Consortium, Washington, DC)
Location: Sheraton, Sheraton Ballroom I

November 12, 2005 Midwestern Area NSTA Convention - Chicago, IL
11 :00AM-12:00PM
Shaking Up the Classroom: Activities with Earthquake Seismograms
We will use activities and lessons for investigating earthquakes using free software and real seismograms (available online) to locate earthquakes, investigate seismograms, and calculate magnitude.

Presenter(s): Sheryl J. Braile (Happy Hollow Elementary School, West Lafayette, IN); Lawrence W. Braile (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN)
Location: Sheraton, Sheraton Ballroom I

November 12, 2005 - Chicago, IL
AS-1 Seismograph Workshop (See Full Description)
In conjunction with the Midwestern Area NSTA Meeting

A users workshop designed to help Seismograph in Schools teachers use seismological data as an integral part of their classroom instruction


Workshop for College and University Instructors [sample agenda]

October 15, 2005 - GSA Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Earthquakes - A One-Day Workshop for College and University Faculty
Registration REQUIRED through GSA

Content will be delivered to participants through activities that emphasizing hands-on and inquiry-based learning as well as the use of data via web-based applicationsand software. The same activities could be used as demos in a large classroom and/or in laboratory exercises. Materials (hands-on activities, maps,
earthquake book, posters, software and other teaching aids) will be provided to participants as part of the workshop. As a result of the IRIS One-Day
Workshop instructors will be prepared to teach the following concepts to their students:
• Earthquake Physics
• Earthquake Hazards
• Data Interpretation
• Seismology Basics
• Earth Structure
• Earthquakes in the Earth System

 

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