Saturday, July 19, 2014
As part of its new Blended Learning Initiative, the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology (PPIHST) is excited to host the third annual Teacher's Recertification Professional Development Program on board the USS Yorktown on Aug. 6-7. The two-day program is designed to inform, engage and inspire educators through a series of workshops. Teachers who attend will earn 20 recertification credits.
The recertification program will include demonstrations of the new “Plug and Play,” an interactive story-based technology being developed by PPIHST.
Each workshop will inspire new, “out of the box” ideas through the viewing of primary documents kept in the Yorktown's archives, access to areas of the ship that are not normally available and exposure to “creature features,” the living residents in the Science Center.
“Teachers play a critical role in a child's life,” Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette said. “We are thrilled to have teachers from all over our state joining us as we aim to provide tomorrow's leaders with a foundation in our nation's proud military history, along with science, technology, literacy, math and more.”
During the two-day teacher recertification process, Patriots Point will also host daily luncheons with guest speakers including South Carolina Rep. Jenny Horne, Education Oversight Committee Executive Director Melanie Barton and Former South Carolina Board of Education member Patsy Pye.
Registration is available on the Patriots Point website, www.patriotspoint.org. Click on the Teacher's Institute and join others for this innovative and inspirational program. Cost is $50 and includes meals, materials and even a night on board the ship. The deadline for registration is July 25.