Hello and Happy New Year!
Is your New Year’s resolution to learn more about strategies for teaching climate change? If so, we can help!
Our January webinar will cover the lively topic of student misconceptions about climate change, and will be presented by Susan Buhr. The webinar is nearly full, so if you are interested in attending please register soon. I predict we’ll be capping registration for this event fairly soon. All the details are below.
Please join us January 21st for an On the Cutting Edge Climate & Energy Series webinar on:
Misconceptions About Climate Change, by Susan Buhr, University of Colorado
Time – 10:00 am Pacific | 11:00 am Mountain | 12:00 pm Central | 1:00 pm Eastern
Duration – 1 hour. The presentation will be 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussion.
Format – Online web presentation via phone and Elluminate web conference software with questions and answers following.
Webinar goal: Assist educators of climate science in identifying the most common misconceptions of climate change and in developing strategies for how to handling these in classroom learning.
Registration – There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space (and because space is limited to 20, be sure you can commit before registering). Registration closes when the spaces fill or one week before each event, whichever comes first.
Web page and registration form – http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/climatechange/webinar/jan.html
There is no shortage of misconceptions, misinformation and inaccuracies within the topic of climate change. Along with teaching evolution, climate change remains one of the most highly controversial topics in today’s science classroom. This presentation will identify common misconceptions held by students and will offer pedagogic strategies for handling various types of misconceptions in the college classroom. During the discussion portion of the session, participants will be encouraged to share their own techniques that have been successful. Dr. Buhr directs the Education Outreach program of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado.
If you missed our December Book Club, but would like to review the summary of the discussion with links, please visit our webpage: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/climatechange/webinar/dec.html
Climate & Energy Webinar Series Planning Team
Karin Kirk — Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Jimm Myers — University of Wyoming
Katryn Wiese — City College of San Francisco