Hawaiʻi Island Vog Network Workshop Application
Hawaiʻi Island Vog Network: A Yearlong Professional Development Program for Middle and High School Educators

Please complete this application to help us learn more about you. Submit your completed application no later than July 30, 2018. The course is limited to 6th- through 12th-grade teachers on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive notice of acceptance by August 7, 2018.

Kickoff Training is a one-day workshop Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Waimea Middle School on Hawai‘i Island.

There will be two parts to this workshop
A. Teaching to the crosscutting NGSS standards, the chemistry of all matter (vog included) using LEGO bricks as atoms.
B. An introduction to the air quality sensors and their use with students.

Please review the Hawai‘i Island Vog Network web page at http://kohalacenter.org/research/vog-network for more information about the program before completing this application. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that you will participate in all sections of this yearlong program. You can review the MOU at http://www.kohalacenter.org/docs/resources/mit-vog/HI_Vog_Network_Teacher_MOU_2018.pdf.

If you have any questions, please contact Ilene Grossman at igrossman@kohalacenter.org or 808-887-6411.

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How did you find out about the Hawaii Island Vog Network program? *
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Do you currently teach earth science topics with your students? *
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Please explain why you are interested in Hawaii Island Vog Network and what you hope you and your students will gain from the experience: *
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What special skills do you bring to the training and how does this training fit into your educational future? *
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Data from all the Vog sensor nodes on the Island will be accessible real-time. A teacher could design a study question for the class to work on together to model how to do research. (For example, teach students how to graph using real data.) Or students might pose their own research questions. Feel free to describe what you hope to gain from this workshop day. It could be a new chemistry curriculum or more info about vog, or some engineering skills as well. If you have additional interests and objectives for this workshop, please let us know. *
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I understand that I will have to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing to this year long program upon acceptance into the Hawaii Island Vog Network Program. *
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