Exploring Climate Connections between the Global Oceans and Climate, Ecosystems & Economy
The COSEE West - Colorado Collaborative
presents a teacher exchange program to participate in a professional development course held through the University of Colorado in the spring and summer, 2012
Application deadline: Friday, March 23, 2012 at 5pm
Saturday, April 14th, from 9am to 12 pm at the University of Colorado***
Saturday, May 5th, from 9am to 12 pm at the University of Colorado***
June 25 – June 29, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily at Boulder High School
***California teachers will attend these workshops via videoconferencing. Teachers in Colorado may have this option too, if they work over 70 miles away.
Participation is limited to a total of 25 middle and high school teachers who wish to teach about the connections between the global oceans, weather, climate and the local economy. Five slots will be reserved for teachers from Southern California.
Information and application available online at: http://cires.colorado.edu/education/outreach/cosee/
Due to popular demand, we will repeat last year’s focus, Water in The West, and we will explore the link between the global oceans and water resources in the Western U.S. Colorado’s State Climatologist, along with members of the Western Water Assessment and CU’s law school, will be featured speakers. We will not accept applications from teachers that attended last year.
- Scientists will present talks on their cutting edge research
- Lessons that can be used in the classroom will be tied to the themes (both in science and computer labs)
- The nature and process of science will be explored
Graduate credit will be available through the University of Colorado and paid by participants ($60/credit). Two semester hours of credit will be awarded and one additional credit can be earned during 2012/2013 for completion of classroom materials.
For questions about this course contact Lesley Smith, Program Director
Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation