I'm leaving this week feeling inspired, energized, and motivated to take on the upcoming school year. Some of my favorite things from this week are the contacts made, getting ideas on strategies for my class, and finding out about resources that are available to me. My goal is to use more PBL throughout the school year.
The GLOBE Institute has provided me with important, practical tools. I plan to make them available to my students so they can probe our local environment. It also has provided me with a wealth of ideas for project expansion.
I will actively be expanding my professional network to include local scientists in order to correlate our data to theirs. Learning through actual research, along with collaborating with local scientists will enable my students to truly appreciate how human activity does affects our climate.
The week at L2R has been a wonderful experience to collaborate with educators all across the US. My biggest take aways from L2R include:
a better understanding of the importance of a network of educators
feeling more confident bringing Globe into the classroom
feeling more confident utilizing collaboration technology with my students
recharging for the upcoming school year
utilizing 21st century learning skills and project-based lessons
feeling like I belong to an educational program that really matters
Thank you everyone for a wonderful week! Safe...
I'll be heading out from Boulder on Friday with so many more tools in my teaching toolbox!
-- Myriad resources for teaching my students about weather, climate, and how to help them clearly understand the difference.
-- So many insights into the climate change debate and how best to approach this often volatile subject in a way that focuses on data for science literacy, not emotion and misinformation.
-- A GLOBE recharge! It's been a number of years since my last GLOBE training and this opportunity to revisit the phenology and atmosphere protocols - and know that the updated tools...