The Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology invites South Carolina teachers to take part in an informative, inspirational and innovative training seminar aboard the USS Yorktown August 7-8, 2013. As one teacher put it last year, “This was not your typical sit down seminar but a truly hands on program. One minute I felt like a child and the next I was the teacher giving input that would make the program stronger.”
This year’s program, “Informal Learning to Expand Beyond the Classroom,” will provide teachers with 20 recertification hours/one semester hour as it has received approval for the second year from the State Department of Education for teachers in all fields.. Two full days of professional development training, meals, and the option to stay overnight aboard the ship are all available for $50!
The curriculum is written by educators who have been in the classroom and is designed to inform teachers about the multi-faceted programs available at Patriots Point to assist teachers both in and out of the classroom.
The Patriots Point Institute of History and Science features standards-based instruction that highlights the rich history of Charleston while allowing participants to ‘walk in the steps of heroes’ aboard the USS Yorktown, USS Laffey and in the Medal of Honor Museum. Participants will also explore the wonders of the Charleston Harbor’s estuarine environment. All together, these elements address 100% of the curricular requirements as set forth in the South Carolina State Standards in the specific areas of history, science, math and literacy (ELA).
“Through initiatives such as our Teacher Recertification Program, we are incorporating math, history, science and literacy in a way that makes learning fun for students and teachers alike,” said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette. “Moreover, this program has allowed us to expand our reach and share our innovative curriculum with teachers and school districts across the state.”
The Teacher Recertification Program will take place August 7-8 aboard the USS Yorktown. In order to earn credit, teachers must attend both days of training. Registration and payment are required by July 20.
- Register and pay online at www.patriotspoint.org/teachersinstitute/ and use discount code 45005000 to receive your free night aboard the ship.
- For more information, contact Cindy Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-971-5046.