Mary Cerullo, an author and associate director of the environmental organization Friends of Casco Bay, is heading her annual teacher professional development workshop in just a few weeks. I’ve been seeing a trend in local schools in recent years in which literacy is a subject intermingled with other subjects — no longer are all of your traditional school subjects predominantly isolated from one another, rather it’s acknowledged that there are opportunities to layer lessons about mathematics onto lessons about reading and vice versa.
Along those lines, Mary’s three-day course weaves together the wide range of things in which she’s a subject matter expert. Here are a few sentences about the offering as provided by Friends of Casco Bay:
Friends of Casco Bay is offering a summer professional development workshop for elementary, middle school, and informal educators. The three-day workshop incorporates field experiences, children’s books, and current scientific data to explore the marine life and environmental health of our coastal waters. The course fee of $150 includes 40 curriculum activities geared to grades 4-6, over $150 in books and materials, and a chartered boat trip on Casco Bay. This workshop takes place on the seaside campus of Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. [For more information] or to register, call (207) 799-8574 or email email@example.com.