OhioView Summer Opportunity for U.S. Teachers

Join “SATELLITES” (Students And Teachers Exploring Local Landscapes to Interpret The Earth from Space) in a 5–day workshop on geospatial technology. climate change and student research projects.

WHAT'S IT ABOUT: Teachers will be led through the process of engaging their students in developing projects using GLOBE, in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Participants will learn what remote sensing, GIS, and GPS technologies are and how they are useful to our understanding of Earth’s surface and water quality.

WHEN:  27 June - 1 July 2016

WHERE: The University of Toledo in Snyder Memorial.

WHO IS ELEGIBLE TO ATTEND: Teacher of Science, Social Studies, Geography, Technology, Earth & Space Sciences in Grades 4-12

Topic to be covered will include:

  • An overview of remote sensing
  • GLOBE Hydrology Observations
  • Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Inquiry-based investigations & projects

All materials and topics will be presented in a format for classroom use and linked to the Ohio Academic Content Standards.

  • $500 – to be received after all requirements are fulfilled.
  • Free lunches
  • Free water quality instruments
  • Free Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • GLOBE certification in hydrology and atmospheric protocols
  • Many other complimentary support materials

Participant requirements include:

  • Attending the 5 day institute and completing all activities during the institute 
  • Assisting your students to participate in a GLOBE inquiry-based
  • investigation through a specified local field campaign (data collection and data entry)
  • Assisting your students in an inquiry-based research project (inquiry-based project will be modeled at the institute)
  • Attendance at the annual SATELLITES Conference in April or May 2016 to present students' inquiry-based research project(s)
  • Administer a pre- and (two) post- tests for your students.
  • This institute is a collaboration of OhioView, NASA, the University of Toledo and GLOBE. 

REGISTER:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SATELLITES2016

For more information, contact:

Kevin P. Czajkowski
Department of Geography and Planning, MS 140
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606

News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office


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