Apply now for: Fall 2014, Spring 2015
Time commitment: At Least 2 Days Per Week; Flexible Hours
The New England Aquarium’s Teacher Resource Center offers free curriculum consultation and loan materials to anyone who works with students from pre-school through high school. At the Teacher Resource Center, visitors can speak with experienced environmental educators, try out interactive aquatic science activities, borrow or preview educational teaching materials and participate in Professional Development courses.
Graduate students, teachers on sabbatical or retired teachers can gain experience supporting the professional development programs by updating and redesigning existing curriculum, and creating new curriculum for educators. This position is ideal for an education graduate student with an interest in marine science, or for a retired teacher interested in continuing their educational career.
Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·Evaluating and updating materials in the Teacher Resource Center
·Developing ocean science curriculum
·Developing ocean related activities for ELA and Math curricula
·Some existing topics may take priority based on material popularity but the majority of time can be spent on projects of intern’s own interest or specialty
·Strong interest in curriculum development is essential
·Strong organizational skills
·Background in teaching or experience in curriculum design is preferred
·Knowledge or willingness to become familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Frameworks
The New England Aquarium’s mission is to protect the blue planet through hands-on programs, live animal and interactive exhibits, public lectures and forums, and research and conservation projects.
This mission is fulfilled through exhibits, and through education, conservation and research programs. Exhibits showcase the diversity, importance and beauty of aquatic life and habitats, and highlight critical aquatic conservation issues. Programs emphasize species, habitats and issues critical to New England. The Aquarium is also a pioneer in marine animal rescue and a leading ocean conservation organization with research scientists working around the globe.
The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience; seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community; adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship; and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, caring and action.
The Education Department facilitates programs and activities to help people progress towards seeing themselves as ocean stewards who are inspired, informed and empowered to take action and to mobilize others. We envision a world in which people understand their connections to the ocean and participate as members of a community of stewards who act to protect the blue planet.