National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration May 8, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Program for Professional Development of Educators in Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
NOAA's Office of Education (OED) is requesting applications to establish an institutional award for the purpose of supporting a professional development program for pre-service and in-service educators that is designed to support NOAA's mission by improving their knowledge of atmospheric and ocean sciences. The successful project will be national in scale with implementation on a local level. The project will include distance-learning and face-to-face components and allow teachers to earn graduate-level credit-hours from an accredited university in the United States. The project will involve NOAA scientists and other members of the scientific community. The successful project will build upon existing professional development courses; employ vetted classroom instructional materials; use web-based technology as a means to deliver cutting-edge scientific content directly to their target audience; and enhance teachers' ability to extract information from the web. It is anticipated that the final recommendation for funding under this announcement will be made by June 30, 2007, and that the project funded under this announcement will have a start date no earlier than September 15, 2007.
Program for Technology-based Experiential Learning in Science for Grades 4-9 Students and Teachers
NOAA's Office of Education (OED) is requesting applications for a technology-based science experiential learning program to impact 4th through 9th grade students and teachers. One award will be made for a project five years in duration. The successful project will draw heavily on NOAA marine scientific resources as well as an existing set of vetted educational products. The project should feature print materials for students and teachers, multimedia products, out-of-the classroom activities and incorporate on-line elements such as live chat, podcasts or computer simulations to provide students with access to scientists and promote inquiry-based learning. A successful applicant will have extensive partnerships with NOAA, as well as other Federal, local, and private organizations. It is anticipated that final recommendations for funding under this announcement will be made by June 30, 2007, and that projects funded under this announcement will have a start date no earlier than September 15, 2007.