State Education Standards and Vessel/Port Program Curriculum- Friday, Nov. 9 1015-1130

When planning education programs for K -12 audiences, curriculum designers need to be aware of state education standards. These standards outline what students need to know, understand, and be able to do.  School administrators may require vessel-based programs or field trips to implements standards-based lession plans. This session will focus on how ASTA members meet the expectations and are instrumental in contributing to the state standards.  Our presentor will provide an educator’s perspective and help attendees understand the need to support teachers navigating available programs filled with choices and opportunities.

Speaker: Mark Waddington
Mark graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography. Since then, he has been teaching sailing, marine biology, SCUBA diving and snorkeling in Southern California and the Caribbean.  He is a frequent captain of the SSV Tole Mour and the full time Director of its program, CIMI Tall Ship Expeditions.

Speaker: Dave Conover
Dave is the Education Director of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.  He has a background in  Wildlife Biology and is a certified teacher. Dave also teaches environmental issues at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Speaker: Dr. Jacqueline Schwartz
Dr. Schwartz is adjunct professor and field experience supervisor in the College of Education at Seattle University.  Prior to completing her doctorate in education, Jackie taught history and language arts at the middle school level.  In addition to her duties at Seattle University, Jackie has been advising and/or assisting several maritime organizations in their efforts to develop and implement educational programs and activities that are linked to state and district standards, support teachers, and increase student interest and awareness in the Northwest’s rich maritime heritage.