|Course Number:||EDU 5515 C44 (Graduate)|
|Instructor:||Dr. Harry Yeo Chaucer & Matthew Witten|
|Location:||Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT|
|Dates and Times:||June 24-27, 2019.Dress for being outside and/or on the water. Project presentations on August 19, 2019|
Note: Please register directly with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM). LCMM will give you the link to Castleton's online registration form. All payments are payable and due to LCMM.
Learning from the Lake: View a live-stream tour of a shipwreck through the camera lens of an underwater robot. Explore every nook and cranny of a creaky, tarry replica of a Revolutionary War gunboat or a steamboat wreck as weather allows. Paddle to the shores of an archaeological site that was frequented by indigenous people for thousands of years. Browse (very carefully!) through boxes of fascinating museum artifacts yet to be displayed. Closely examine many life forms in the lake, from microscopic plants to flopping fish and microplastics that effect lake quality.
This course immerses teachers in the experience of using Expanded Learning Providers (ELPs), such as the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, to make learning more empirical, inductive, and personal for their students. Students will learn from a number of specialists from the Maritime Museum.
Our sessions in the morning will immerse participants in sensory-rich experiences on or near the lake. During afternoon sessions, the group will work with ideas such as inductive thinking, brain-based learning, progressive education, and project-based learning. We will also explore literature on human motivation. After establishing this pedagogy, we will dive into the museum’s collection and create curricula based on artifacts, specimens, and experiences.
All of these concepts will then be incorporated into two culminating projects that participants will collaborate on and ultimately present. Contact the instructor for a full syllabus.
Each student will have afternoons to access much of the museum’s collection. Arrangements to work with artifacts, to use equipment, or to work with experts will be arranged through Matt Witten. In addition, each participant will be given a family pass for one family visit during the 20198-2020 year. Passes include a 20% discount at the Red Barn Restaurant at Basin Harbor.
Project Criteria (Presentations on August 19)
Culminating Project I must:
Culminating Project II: Actualizing Personalized Learning using Expanded Learning Providers. (Presentations on August 19)
Culminating Project II must detail a plan through which the teacher will:
Please contact Dr. Chaucer for a complete syllabus and course schedule.
Dr. Harry Yeo Chaucer