GLOBE Teachers – NASA's GPM Mission Looking for "GPM Master Teachers"
Are you a GLOBE teacher actively using GLOBE protocols with your students? Then NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is looking for you! NASA is seeking a small cadre of "GPM Master Teachers" to learn about how NASA missions study our home planet, and to share what they learn with their students and fellow teachers.
Selected teachers will earn a stipend of $2,000 for their participation, which will run from 1 September 2015 through30 June 2016. All of the training and participation will be conducted online. It is anticipated that teachers will spend approximately 10 hours per month working on this collaborative project.
Our home planet is a complex, dynamic system that we do not yet fully understand. The Earth system includes many components that interact in complex ways. We need to understand the Earth's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere as a single connected system. Our planet is changing in many ways, and measuring these changes is vital to increasing our understanding of our planet. The purpose of NASA's Earth science program is to "develop a scientific understanding of Earth's system and its response to natural or human-induced changes, and to improve prediction of climate, weather, and natural hazards."
In addition to learning about NASA's Earth science missions, GPM Master Teachers will be expected to do the following:
- Participate in monthly webinars
- Pilot NASA educational resources and GLOBE program resources and provide feedback
- Collaborate with fellow GPM Master Teachers on ways to integrate NASA Earth science content and resources in your ongoing instruction
- Disseminate information about NASA and GPM's educational resources to their peers
- Host a NASA Earth science event at some point during the year (examples include a family science night, program for scouts or an afterschool club, library program, etc.)
This competitive opportunity is open to elementary, middle, and high school teachers. NASA is seeking "Master" teachers (those who have successfully taught for at least five years, and who have demonstrated the ability to collaborate in Professional Learning Communities within their school district and/or at the state/national level).
To submit an application, please send the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17 August:
- Cover letter describing why you feel you would be an asset to this program
- Letter of support from principal or education coordinator
- Up to one page listing some ideas you have for how you could use NASA Earth science mission content and The GLOBE Program resources in your classroom next year.
If you have any questions, please contact Dorian Janney.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office