The On the Cutting Edge workshop series is holding an online workshop about climate change this fall. This is a great opportunity to learn about numerical models and how to incorporate them into your teaching. Because this is an online workshop, you don’t even need to leave home to take part.
Please pass this announcement along to interested colleagues.
Teaching About Earth’s Climate Using Data and Numerical Models
A virtual workshop held October 21-22 and 25-27, 2010
Application/Registration Deadline: August 27, 2010
Workshop Fee: $50
Note: The workshop size is limited to the first 30 participants who register.
This workshop is for faculty who would like to enhance their teaching about the climate system and climate dynamics by incorporating numerical models and model output data, and for those interested in sharing their experiences teaching climate change. This workshop focuses on the utility of numerical models in past, present, and future climate change research, and their potential role in teaching students about the climate system. Simple numerical models that are available online, as well as vast quantities of numerical output available in professionally collected databases offer teachers and students endless opportunities for data-rich instructional activities.
Learn about resources available online, hear from other faculty with experience using numerical models in the classroom and develop or adapt classroom exercises and assessments for your own use. The workshop will consist of a blend of synchronous presentations, online discussions, work time and collaborative efforts. Prior to the workshop participants will be required to submit a learning activity or activity idea focused on using numerical models to teach climate change. During the workshop, participants will build on that activity, or complete a new activity or classroom assessment for use in their own teaching. Submitted materials will become part of the On the Cutting Edge website.
Please join us in forming a community of scholars who are interested in finding new and engaging ways to communicate the science of climate change!
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center
For more information, contact Cindy Shellito ([email protected])