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...
I was excited to attend the Learning to research Summer Institute to enhance some inquiry methods related to climate change. But when we started the program it overwhelmed me. Each day was a bundle of enormous information. I had a new perspective of climate now. I have clear guidelines to develop a project to better assist my students. Exposure to new dimensions of technology made be a little bit more confident to participate actively in GLOBE activities through out the year and after.
I got to know lot of people across the nation and received bulk of information on...
Invitation from L2R landed as a boon to me. After I received my training for GLOBE in 2006, I had not been consistent to participate in GLOBE activities. Climate research project will be the passport for me and my students to get connected with real people who think and act like scientists. The word climate may be familiar to students but the facts associated with it will open the gates to explore and experiment. I am excited to know what this project is in store for me and my students. I am very enthusiastic to learn new ways to research and transfer the knowledge to my...
This has been one of the most enriching and educationally productive weeks I have had the opportunity to experience in a quite a long time. To the institute staff, if you didn't hear it from me before, please know that I sincerely appreciate all you have coordinated and put together for us this week. Putting together a meaningful experience for a diverse group of educators is a large task and you did it exceptionally well and always with patience and a smile. Every single session you planned had many new ideas, contacts, links, information, etc. that I was directed...
This has been a great week of learning new things and meeting new people. I hope that my students benefit from this training as much as I have. I cannot wait to get started on our atmosphere and hydrology testing. I think it will be a valuable experience for the students to communicate with other students across the continent who are doing similar work. As we do our atm and water testing, we will be sharing data and stories with--
1. a school in Houston, a city similar to ours, with environmental issues similar to ours
2. a school in Montana, much smaller...
I am looking forward to the GLOBE workshop in Boulder, CO. I know I will meet scads of fantastic and energetic teachers brimming with great ideas, which I never tire of. Im looking forward to learning about some new protocols and collaborating with others to design projects. I want to learn more about the protocols and learn to use the new website. I also hope to see the Rocky Mountains!