2013 CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE CLASSROOM TEACHER WORKSHOP
July 31 to August 1
SESSIONS at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City
Graduate Credit Option: University of Michigan-Flint
Climate Change in the Classroom (CCIC) is a professional development opportunity for 8th to 12th grade teachers who teach subjects across the curriculum. The workshop sponsors, NASA GISS, Columbia University, the Science Museum of Minnesota, University of Michigan-Flint, Real World Matters and Mindblue Productions, invite teachers to explore the science underlying global climate change in today’s headlines with researchers on the frontlines of advancing knowledge. A special focus will be developing climate literacy to evaluate energy solutions for mitigating global climate change and media literacy to use science to inform climate change stories. Guided by education faculty, teachers will pilot a new curriculum –
Hot: One World, One Climate. Hot offers inquiry-based lessons designed to help students develop science and math understandings by addressing relevant climate change questions for their generation. It also offers an education simulation where students take on roles of global youthimpacted by climate change brought together in a common mission to find ways to mitigate the impacts of climate change. This Summer’s CCIC Workshop will involve teachers in a learning experience that will deepen understanding about how students learn science, build strategies for using climate change as a context for science and math instruction, and facilitate problem-based learning for students through the Hot curriculum.
LEARN MORE and APPLY @http://ccsr.columbia.edu/education/hot-one-world-one-climate/
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 21