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Educator Workshops

The Fleet Inquiry Institute is the educator professional development arm of the Fleet Science Center’s Education Department.  For additional information about current workshops please contact the Fleet Inquiry Institute at (619) 238-1233 x722 or by email.  

Book a Workshop

The Fleet Inquiry Institute offers educator professional development workshops at the Fleet Science Center, at schools and district offices and at community events. Workshops are offered any day of the week, including school breaks. Are you interested in booking a workshop for your team? Contact us by e-mail or visit the Educator Workshop Catalog for more information. 

Teachers Eating Pizza - Messages to the Universe

Cost: Free 
Date: January 2, 2019
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

What should a message to the universe look like? Most deep-space probes carry some sort of message in the event the probe is intercepted by another life form. In this workshop, we blend the humanities, art and science and ask the question, “What would your message to the universe be on behalf of all humanity?”

Interested in adding new space science activities to your classroom? Curious about recent and upcoming astronomical events? This afterschool workshop introduces a new hands-on activity each month. Workshop participants have access to the 7 p.m. The Sky Tonight planetarium program.

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Winter Inquiry Institute 2019

Cost: $44-$55
Date: January 3-5
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

The Winter Inquiry Institute is a three-day professional learning experience for educators in the San Diego area. Join your fellow teachers and experience inquiry as a learner, examine different approaches to hands-on learning, explore NGSS science and engineering practices (SEPs) through phenomena, engage in full scientific inquiry and consider ways to include inquiry in your own classroom.

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Argue Like a Scientist

Cost: $10
Date: January 12
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

Discover strategies to enhance student arguments using claims from evidence, real data and opposing scientific views. Educators find new ways to align lessons to NGSS through science and engineering practices.

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Picture Book Science: From Whirlybirds to Trees

Cost: $5
Date: January 24
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: 3-5

Explore and experiment with seed dispersal and learn how a tiny seed becomes a big tree.

Picture Book Science workshops encourage the integration of reading and science in an engaging way. Each workshop pairs a grade-appropriate fiction and/or non-fiction book with hands-on inquiry-driven science investigations that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

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Picture Book Science: Robots and Roly Polies

Cost: $5
Date: January 31
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: TK-2

What's under that rock? Discover some common playground creatures and learn how those creatures are similar and different from us.

Picture Book Science workshops encourage the integration of reading and science in an engaging way. Each workshop pairs a grade-appropriate fiction and/or non-fiction book with hands-on inquiry-driven science investigations that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

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Picture Book Science: Exploring the Ocean Floor

Cost: $5
Date: February 7
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: 3-5

Discover mountains and valleys--under the ocean! Learn how scientists map the bottom of the sea through a hands-on investigation.

Picture Book Science workshops encourage the integration of reading and science in an engaging way. Each workshop pairs a grade-appropriate fiction and/or non-fiction book with hands-on inquiry-driven science investigations that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

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Picture Book Science: Engineering a Pollinator

Cost: $5
Date: February 28
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: TK-2

Use the Engineering Design Process to discover what a pollinator is and how it pollinates.

Picture Book Science workshops encourage the integration of reading and science in an engaging way. Each workshop pairs a grade-appropriate fiction and/or non-fiction book with hands-on inquiry-driven science investigations that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

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About the Fleet Inquiry Institute

Since its inception in 2002 the Fleet Inquiry Institute has worked with over 14,000 educators in long-term, on-site and in-classroom professional development programs. We work with community partners to create and implement K-12 grade teacher professional development based on the process of science and learning science through inquiry.

 

 


Generously sponsored in part by

Heller Foundation of San Diego Bill Carley