First CCC virtual Teachers’ Workshop held September 26
Camden Conference in the Classroom got underway for the 2020-21 school year last weekend with its first virtual Teachers’ Workshop. A variety of high schools are participating this year, both public and private, urban and rural. Schools involved this year include Brewer HS, Camden Hills, Edward Little HS (Auburn), Gould Academy (Bethel), Maine Academy of Natural Sciences (Hinckley), Oceanside (Rockland), Piscataquis Community HS (Guilford) and Watershed School (Camden). During the two and half hour workshop, which was facilitated by veteran CCC teacher and CCC Outreach Liaison, Erin Towns, teachers shared their course planning ideas and suggestions for different ways of incorporating the Arctic topic into classroom work. Camden Conference volunteer Susana Hancock, who has studied and lived in the Arctic, presented the teachers with an overview of the region, including photographs and maps.
Recognizing this unique and challenging year, the Camden Conference is offering access to the February Conference at no charge to students (high school and college). In addition, since all of our community events are being held virtually using Zoom, they are recorded and available anytime to classrooms, virtual classrooms and living rooms everywhere.