Weehawken Township students are connecting with shark trackers using blended learning tools as part of a new STEM curriculum.
In mid-November, the students met online with OCEARCH Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer via Skype. Fischer discussed OCEARCH’s Global Shark Tracker and taught students how to be stewards of the ocean. Fischer also discussed his 26 worldwide shark tracking expeditions.
Weehawken fifth and sixth grade teachers were trained on how to bring the OCEARCH Shark Tracker into their classrooms.
Last September, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert R. Zywicki instituted a 1:1 Chromebook initiative in the PK-12 district.
“Our students and teachers now have the devices and freedom to access online tools like the Shark Tracker,” said Dr. Zywicki. “The OCEARCH STEM Curriculum is a fantastic example of how engaging and relevant blended learning can be for our students.”