An extraordinary teacher, Mrs. Joan Linsley (see photo, right), traveled on the drilling ship, JOIDES Resolution, for fifty-six days and served as instructional facilitator. Mrs. Linsley worked with the scientists on the ship and our team back at Texas A&M, producing exciting Ship to Shore Conferences for science classrooms each week of the voyage. Mrs. Linsley, along with project scientists, answered questions through the Ask a Question system as teachers and students followed their journey. Check out the Ask A Question Response Pages to view actual student questions and the scientists' responses!

The Ocean Drilling Distance Learning Program (OD-DLP) provided a unique and exciting opportunity for middle school students to interact and collaborate with a world class ocean drilling research team. The ship to shore component of the OD-DLP provided live interactive video streams to the participating classrooms and allowed students and teachers to interact with research scientists aboard the JOIDES Resolution. This interactive component of the OD-DLP helped to foster an increased level of excitement and curiosity in research science as well as increase students' knowledge of earth science. To view the archived broadcasts of the conferences or use them with your classroom, check out the Ship to Shore Broadcasts, Schedule, and Resource Page!

Live streams were broadcasted weekly for seven weeks from January 17, 2001 through February 28, 2001. The live streams were made possible through satellite technology. They were transmitted from the JOIDES Resolution to a satellite in orbit, and then sent back down to Texas A&M's RealMedia server. The live streams were then accessed by classrooms from the fifteen Ocean Drilling Program districts. For the archived broadcasts, click here!

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Ocean Drilling DLP Intensive 2000
The Ocean Drilling Distance Learning Program Intensive 2000 provided many opportunities to middle school teachers interested in earth science and instructional technology. Teachers were engaged in exciting activities as they learned about concepts in sea level, geological time, and sediments. Hands-on training sessions allowed  teachers to explore many nationally recognized on-line instructional tools and resources. Teachers used TrackStar, a web based lesson-building  tool, and Quizstar to develop their own web-based lessons. The participants were also involved in an ODP distance learning demonstration. 

Click here to see the participants' TrackStar projects  | Select
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