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Lincoln County ocean project receives curriculum award Print E-mail

Lincoln County School District is the recipient of the 2011 OASE Excellence in Curriculum Achievement Award, it was announced last week.  The award  was presented at the OSBA Conference in Portland, in recognition of Lincoln County's Ocean Literacy Curriculum Alignment Project.

The project was conceived a little over five years ago, when discussions began with the Hatfield Marine Science Center, the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Lincoln County School District to develop a plan to help local students in becoming the most “ocean literate” in the nation.  Since then, the school district has entered into a partnership with area scientists and science educators to form a group known as OCAMP – Oregon Coast Aquatic and Marine Science Partnership.

During the 2009-2010 school year and summer months, OCAMP provided more than 100 hours of workshops, seminars and professional learning community collaboration to 32 Lincoln County and charter school teachers.  This hard work has led to K-12 students having well-planned and designed standards based learning opportunities that integrate Ocean Literacy and Oregon Science Content Standards.

This project, led by Rachael Goetzelman, is a model to other districts for using environmental content for meeting state standards in meaningful and engaging ways.

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