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AMS DataStreme Earth's Climate Systems Professional Development Course for K-12 Educators

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is developing a national cadre of K-12 teachers highly trained in climate science, and familiar with climate modeling. From January – April 2012, GLOBE K-12 teachers are welcome to become trained to be a part of this elite climate science group. This is a great opportunity to explore the fundamentals of climate science and to earn three (3) graduate credits free-of-charge while doing so.  

Teachers will be trained through DataStreme Earth's Climate System (ECS), a semester-long, graduate level, pre-college teacher professional development course. DataStreme ECS uses NASA Earth Observing System data and visualizations and introduced the Educational Global Climate Modeling developed by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Teachers completing the course construct and execute a plan of action to advance public climate science literacy and affect curriculum change within their local schools and districts.
DataStreme ECS is administered through 21 course Local Implementation Teams (LITs) across the country. Click here for more information, including a listing of course offerings by state and an application form.
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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office