Grant: $849,236 - National Science Foundation - Sep. 10, 2009
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Award Description: 'Collaborative Research: Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence-National Network Partnerships,'The national Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) program, now in its seventh year, has a mission to bridge the gap between the ocean science research enterprise and science education, both in the formal and informal sectors. This is accomplished through activities at individual COSEE Centers, each a consortium of several diverse ocean science institutions and education partners. Center activities include the development of catalytic partnerships among these diverse institutions, the integration of ocean science research into high-quality educational materials, and the establishment of pathways that enable ocean scientists to interact with educators and students. The COSEE program is unique when compared with many other NSF funded 'center programs: the 12 Centers and Central Coordinating Office (CCO) have created a highly integrated Network that proactively leverages resources from the Centers to establish a collective national identity (see map of COSEE locations in Supplemental Documents). The Centers have spent the first six years developing and testing innovative models for ocean science education and teacher professional development that actively engage the ocean science research community. The National COSEE Network (NCN or 'Network ) is at a point in its evolution where it now has the potential to achieve significant broader impacts by promoting high-quality ocean science educational programs around the country and capitalizing on regional efforts and resources, while providing a unified national voice for ocean science literacy. Rooted in recommendations of the COSEE National Advisory Committee (NAC), this new proposed effort will build capacity through the development of internal and external Network partnerships (see Section V for summary of activities). The internal partnership activities will allow for the proliferation of effective ocean science education practices within the NCN. In addition, a new Network-wide process will be developed that allows for continual improvement of NCN activities, thus ensuring highly effective broader impacts. Another major goal of these proposed activities is to develop external partnership and collaborative activities that will allow for the penetration of COSEE’s efforts to the broader science education and ocean science communities (e.g., teacher professional development, engagement of ocean researchers in education and outreach). Ocean science education is not only important in itself, but it can also provide a motivating context for learning about many aspects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Through COSEE initiatives, inquiry-based ocean science activities are integrating current scientific research while meeting a critical educational need for the nation. Proposed here are new internal and external partnerships and an internal process for identifying the 'best that COSEE has to offer that will allow for broader dissemination of COSEE’s exemplary education materials, further serving this need.
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