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Meet 2022 GLOBE Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Jillian Anderson
Keynote Speaker Jillian Anderson, STEAM Teacher, New York School for the Deaf, White Plains, New York, USA (Photo Credit: Jillian Anderson)
2022 GLOBE Annual Meeting
Registration is now open for the 2022 GLOBE Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually from 25-28 July 2022. During the four-day event, the GLOBE community will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of sessions.
For more information on the 2022 GLOBE Annual Meeting, click here.
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Keynote Speaker: Jillian Anderson
Jillian Anderson has been a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing since 2018. A Massachusetts, USA, native, she initially got her Bachelor’s from Smith College (Northampton, Massachusetts) with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Chemistry. She has always had a passion for the sciences and learning, both in educational and non-academic endeavors. In 2016 she began pursuing a Masters of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University (New York, USA) and graduated with dual teaching certifications for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (K-12) and Chemistry (7-12).
While teaching high school science at Lexington School for the Deaf in Queens, New York, Jillian began her training with The GLOBE Program. Within a few months, a group of her students were able to join the Science Research Symposium at Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts) in the spring of 2018 to present their research on contrails. This group was fortunate enough to learn from, and collaborate with, a wonderful group of scientists through NASA’s Langley Research Center that supported their progress and involvement in The GLOBE Program. Through these endeavors, Jillian also joined the Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) Educator Ambassadors group to connect with other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) educators interested in climate change research and educational resources like GLOBE.
Now, Jillian is the middle and high school STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) teacher at New York School for the Deaf in White Plains, New York. She has continued to involve her students in observations and inquiry-based research projects and learning through The GLOBE Program. This year, a group of senior students and their work will be highlighted in the next installment of the GLOBE Implementation Office’s “Agents of Change” documentary series. Jillian continues to work closely with her students on GLOBE protocols and using The GLOBE Program’s app, GLOBE Observer, as it aligns with the main tenet of her teaching philosophy: science is accessible to everyone. Using these tools allows students of all backgrounds, abilities, and differences to engage in not only science, but critical thinking, investigation, and collaboration.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office