Free, three-day professional development workshop supported by a generous grant from NASA's Global Climate Change Education program and organized by AAAS Project 2061.
When: Tuesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 11, 2012; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: AAAS Headquarters, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
What: Workshop participants will explore new resources being developed by Project 2061 to support teaching and learning about Weather and Climate through the use of NASA data and visualizations. The workshop will also give participants a behind-the-scenes look at Project 2061's resource development process plus guidance and practice in applying that process to their own work. Although the workshop itself is free, participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.
So Rebel 1 inquired whether I was still dancing. What a question! Of course I am.
And to prove it here is a picture of me dancing with my childhood math teacher, Mrs. Scott (on right) and best friend (center), in Jamaica last December. Now Mrs. Scott has already celbrated her 80th birthday, loves to dance, and still teaches a host of students extra math lessons at her home on the patio every afternoon.
Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations, Cathy Manduca
UTIG Plates Project, Reconstructions, Movies: http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/plates/recons.htm#movies
Tanya Atwater's teaching animations (downloads):
Understanding surface Water and groundwater interactions at Barton Springs :http://txessrevolution.org/drupal/?q=forum/12
This study, New Survey Finds Parents Need Help Encouraging Their Kids in Science, is relevant to the discussion that we had this morning. Please visit the link to see details.
It was my pleasure -that was one of the more enjoyable talks I've been able to give in awhile. I posted the video that I showed on our FTP site in case anyone wants to see it or use it in their classes: ftp://ftp.ig.utexas.edu/outgoing/jaming/
From Hilary, Figure 1: Solar influence on the movement of the Earth's global circulation patterns. (Source: PhysicalGeography.net)
And from Marsha ..... Frazil ice: Fascinating forest hazard.
Tamara Ledley, Summer Solstice Solar Radiation and the 100 KYR Ice Age Cycle and the Next Ice Age (attached).
Antarctic Voyage: Imaging Unseen Earth (movie)
IODP Expedition offshore Wilkes Land, Antarctica, Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUTT_6dfBDk
IODP Expedition offshore Wilkes Land, Antarctica, Part 1:
I've attached my CV.
Currently, I am collaborating with Hilary Olson, Eleanour Snow and Marsha Willis to prepare in-service science teachers through the TXESS Revolution project, a five-year professional development program to teach geoscience from the Earth system science perspective. I use current pedagogical approaches designed to foster critical thinking and an understanding of the scientific process. My ultimate goal is to contribute to the creation of enthusiastic and informed Earth Science teachers who will be able to transfer their knowledge of our planet and its processes to their own students.
Posting for a Manager of Education Programs for the Galveston Bay Foundation?
Here is a link to Bill McKibben's recent editorial (Washington Post) into a video
Washington Post link
Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org.