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Getting Ready for the 2021 IVSS? GIO Hosts Webinars Tomorrow (18 November)
Are you getting prepared to dive into the 2021 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium? The GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, 18 November (10:00 a.m. MT/12:00 noon ET/05:00 p.m. UTC).
- 18 November (10:00 a.m. MT/12:00 noon ET/05:00 p.m. UTC): “How to Develop a Good Research Question,” (dual language: English/American Sign Language), with Jillian Anderson and Wade Phillips (High School teachers, Lexington School for the Deaf, New York, USA). To join the webinar, click here.
Jillian Anderson became a high school science teacher at Lexington School for the Deaf after obtaining her master’s degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Secondary Science Education from Teachers College. Since 2018, her Earth Science and Science Research classes have participated in GLOBE's U.S. Air Quality Student Research Campaign using GLOBE's atmosphere protocols; in 2019 her students presented their research projects at the Science Research Symposium at Boston University. Jillian is a CCRI Educator Ambassador for NASA GISS, and she values incorporating these initiatives into her teaching curricula to communicate the importance of understanding Earth's climate and the impact of climate change. Her overall teaching philosophy is centered around science being accessible to everyone, with no individual person, or group of persons, feeling precluded from obtaining an education, especially in science.
Wade Phillips has taught deaf students for the past 14 years, and currently works at the Lexington School for the Deaf in the High School Math Department. He was born profoundly deaf, and started his education in a self-contained classroom, but later was mainstreamed with the use of an interpreter. He graduated with honors from the Prince George Virginia School District in 2000, and was a member of the National Honor Society and National Spanish Society. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from Gallaudet University, Wade received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He continued his education by attending the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and earned a Master of Science degree in Deaf Education. He has had the opportunity to teach deaf students various courses in the science and mathematical fields at both the Lexington School for the Deaf and the California School for the Deaf in Fremont, California. Having always believed that education is an important key to being successful in life, Wade feels fortunate to be a part of teaching and encouraging students as they prepare for their future.
Miss the October Webinars? They Have Been Archived!
Are you getting ready for the 2021 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS)? If you missed the webinars hosted by GIO in October, they have been archived.
To view recordings of the October IVSS webinars, click here.
Inspiration at Your Fingertips!
Are you seeking inspiration on possible 2021 IVSS research topics? Then check out GLOBE’s current measurement campaigns!
To explore the current measurement campaigns, click here.
Important 2021 IVSS Dates/Events:
- Reports Accepted: Mid-to-late January through 10 March 2021
- Due Date for Student Reports: 10 March 2021
- Judging Webinar: 29 March 2021, 09:00 a.m. MT (To access, click here.)
- Judging Period: 29 March through 05 April 2021
- Feedback and Virtual Badges Shared: 22 April 2021
- Drawing for Stipends: 22 April 2021
For more information on the 2021 IVSS, click here.type: globe-news
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office