GLOBE Opportunity for U.S. Middle School Science Teachers: Professional Development Workshop Will be Held in Boulder, Colorado, USA, in August – Travel/Stipend Offered
Twelve middle school science teachers are being recruited to attend a teacher professional development workshop in Boulder, Colorado, USA, from 13-18 August – and to field test a science unit on weather that uses activities, data, and scientific protocols from The GLOBE Program. BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study) and SciEd (UCAR Center for Science Education) are developing this innovative middle school science unit.
The unit development is being funded by NASA, in coordination with the GLOBE Implementation Office in Boulder, Colorado. Students will engage with GLOBE weather data to make sense of interesting real-world phenomena through the BSCS 5E instructional approach. Resources provided in the unit will include teacher and student materials, model assessments, GLOBE resources, and materials for use in teacher professional development. The final unit is intended for use by both existing GLOBE teachers and teachers who are new to GLOBE.
This 4-5 week curriculum unit is a comprehensive approach to the NGSS-based concepts on weather, such as the uneven heating of Earth, local and global atmospheric circulation, and air mass formation and collision, all in pursuit of understanding normal weather patterns and extreme weather events that we experience in our everyday lives.
Funds will be provided for travel, lodging, and meals for this workshop. In addition, field test teachers will receive a stipend. For more information, and instructions on how to apply for this opportunity, please visit: https://scied.ucar.edu/field-test-recruitment. Applications must be submitted by 11 June.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office