ACCESSIBLE ASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS
You Can Do Astronomy LLC can bring accessible astronomy workshops to your conference or school!
We will show you how to make astronomy and earth science concepts accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired. These techniques are also great for sighted students witha variety of learning styles!
Participants will leave with clever strategies and hands-on materials that can be immediately used in the classroom.
Phases of the Moon
Modeling the Solar System
Observing the Night Sky
"Noreen Grice's teacher workshop was one of the most effective and educational in-service I have ever participated in. Although geared for the visually impaired, all participants gained a deeper and thorough understanding of otherwise difficult astronomical concepts. Through simple and inexpensive modeling methods, group participatory activities, and visual aids these concepts were clearly and easily understood. Noreen is knowledgeable with the content she teaches and is very detailed oriented. You really leave Noreen's workshop with renewed desire, inspiration, and motivation to teach and begin sharing her activities. It was a pleasure having Noreen present this kind of workshop."
--Jon W. Elvert, Director
Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Baton Rouge, LA
"Noreen provided a truly amazing workshop for our teachers of the blind
and visually impaired in Connecticut . The workshop was completely hands-on
and provided practical application for the teachers to use with their
students. In all of the workshops I have hosted, I have never gotten such
rave evaluations as I did for hers. In addition, she was very well
organized and easy to plan with. I would absolutely love to work with her
again in the future."
-- Karyn Champion-Kamm, Education Services Specialist
State Education Resource Center
PAST YOU CAN DO ASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:
2016 Student Workshop, McCarthy Observatory, New Milford, CT
2010 Teacher Workshop, State Education Resource Center, Middletown, CT
2009 Teacher Workshop, Augusta, ME
2008 Teacher Workshop, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
2008 Teacher Workshop, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA
Additional Workshop Testimonials