The Educator Guide to What Makes A Fish, A Fish accompanies the award winning DVD of the same title by Dive Into Your Imagination. Now educators can use this revolutionary program combining ocean literacy standards with science, math, literacy, social studies, art, character education while adding a special behavior component in which students use imagination play to become scuba divers, scientists, submarine pilots, explorers, and so much more. The Dive Into Your Imagination Educator Guides combined with the award winning DVDS, and soon to be released books and ibooks will engage your students while they read, watch, listen, collaborate, and do.
What Makes A Fish, A Fish Educator Guides are available in two age-group versions. Each educator guide covers eight chapters with 6-7 activity station per chapter aligned with common core and next generation standards. As your students explore amazing animals such as frogfish, clownfish and sharks, they will learn literacy, science, math, geography and more. There are more than 150 extension ideas to keep your imagination flowing!
About the authors:
Michele Hoffman Trotter has been a passionate ocean enthusiast since age five and a diver since age sixteen. She holds a BA from Columbia College, a Masters Degree in Marine Science from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and a Juris Doctorate and certificate in international Law From DePaul University. Michele has established herself as an academic expert in sustainability and is currently on faculty at Columbia College, Roosevelt University, and the School of the Art Institute. In the past Michele has designed and implemented educational programming at the John G. Shedd Aquarium of Chicago, and Sydney Aquarium in Australia. Her articles and underwater photography have appeared in international publications. Michele resides in Chicago with her husband Bob and young son Ryan.
Originally from Chicago and trained as a photo and broadcast journalist, Annie Crawley spent the past two decades living and working around the world. After learning to scuba dive and sail, she became a PADI Master Scuba Diving Instructor and a 100 ton US Coast Guard Boat Captain. She was named an SSI 5000 Platinum Pro Diver and inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2010. Annie Crawley specializes in the Underwater Realm as an underwater photographer, filmmaker, field biologist and expert. As a producer, Annie Crawley created an award winning series of children’s ocean books, DVDs and lesson plans after being awarded four grants from the Save Our Seas Foundation. She was also responsible for single-handedly producing, shooting, and editing a series of programs taken on the SEAPLEX expedition with Project Kaisei in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Because of her success following her dreams, Annie Crawley relates the lessons she learned growing up and traveling in a way that will inspire any audience to go beyond what they believe they are capable. While creating a successful business, Dive Into Your Imagination, Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie, continues to travel and document the world focusing on life in our Ocean. She is uniquely qualified to speak about obtaining success by taking risks, living your dreams and creating your greatest life.