Resource Rachael Bell-Irving | Nov 20, 2017 at 3:11 PM
Welcome to the Secondary Level Ocean Literacy Course on the Ocean Wise Online Learning Environment. On this platform we have created an international course based on the 7 key principles designed for secondary level students to develop an understanding of how we impact the ocean and how the ocean influences us.
For each section there are Badges to earn. You should complete all associated assignments before you can take the Principle quiz and earn your badge. If you complete all 7 of the Ocean Literacy Principle badges you may take the Final Quiz and Written Assignment to complete the course!
To get started, click on the badge you would like to start with:
Important things to note about the space:
This course is geared towards grades 10 to 12, or ages 15 to 18. You may use this resources as you wish. Choose to do the full course or just a few of the sections. There is a How to Manual for navigating the course, as well as a video guide (coming soon)
Under the heading Classroom Tools you will find additional support resources at your disposal, such as lesson plans, activities and worksheets under the Teacher Resources.
Any questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Teacher Registration: As a teacher, community leader, or home educator, you may join the platform first. This will allow you to view your students’ work and create accounts for the students. Visit this link, and register using the code Teacher.
Once you have registered, visit the Participants section and click “Add Students” button. Here you can create as many accounts as you like for your students. We suggest not using their last names to protect their privacy. You may wish to include your school initials as part of their usernames, as many common names may already be taken.
Student Registration: Students in the Middle School and Secondary level course may create their own accounts and profiles on the Ocean Literacy learning platform. We suggest having a general discussion with students about online privacy first, and ensuring they do not use their last names in their profiles to protect their privacy. To register, follow this link and use the code Student.
If you click the Register button in the top right hand corner of the screen and create an account, this will automatically register you at the student level. If you are a teacher or educator and need to be promoted to the proper access level, please contact us with your username.
If you have any questions or feedback for the Ocean Literacy Course, please contact email@example.com
For the Middle School Level (Grade 7-9, age 12-14): https://education.ocean.org/oceanlitmid/
For the Elementary School Level (Grade 3-6, age 7-11): https://education.ocean.org/oceanlitelem/
The Volvo Ocean Race is often described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, sailing’s toughest team challenge and one of the sport’s Big Three events, alongside the Olympics and America’s Cup. With 11 legs, sailing across the world, teams will battle the ocean, weather and tides to prove themselves the best in the world. This is also the perfect opportunity for students around the world to connect with the powerful message that VOR is sending - we are all responsible for the ocean.
VOR has developed a number of Educational Resources for teachers to utilize in coordination with the race. With sustainability at its heart, the Education team at VOR has created an interactive and wide variety of activities and lesson plans to connect students with sailing, sustainability and ocean plastics. Resources are available for ages 8 to 12, with worksheets, booklets, power point presentations and more. available for you to interact with your students.
This is is particularly special, as the United Nations has sent a team into the race. Turn the Tide on Ocean Plastics is sailing the message about marine plastics across the globe.
Follow the live race feed on the VOR Dashboard