"Teaching Energy Awareness: Understanding Sources and Uses"
April 11-12 and 18-19
Description: For undergraduate faculty, an online workshop will be held April 11 - 12 and 18 - 19: "Teaching Energy Awareness: Understanding Sources and Uses.” Workshop activities will include presentations about sources of energy, examples of successful activities illustrating the relationship between energy types and their uses, work time to develop new classroom activities or courses for teaching these concepts, and opportunities to collaborate with other faculty. The workshop is free of charge and will be held online so no travel is necessary. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Friday, April 1. You must attend both sessions. For details about this event and to register, go to: http://cleanet.org/clean/community/energyworkshop/index.html
"It's a Feast! Climate Resources Galore on NASA's Global Climate Change Website"
Description: For middle and high school teachers, CLEAN will host a one hour webinar on Monday, April 11 : “It’s a Feast! Climate Resources Galore on NASA’s Global Climate Change Website," presented by Laura Faye Tenenbaum, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. Time – 4pm Pacific / 5pm Mountain / 6 pm Central / 7 pm Eastern . This event is free of charge but space is limited and pre-registration is required by Monday, April 4. For details about this event and to register, go to http://www.cleanet.org/clean/community/webinars/nasa.html
More events are coming up in May and June – find the full schedule on the CLEAN Community page.
"What is climate change?"
Tuesday, April 12th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Description: “How do I know if Colorado’s climate is changing and how it will affect me?” this is the driving question that you and your students will investigate in a lesson designed by Colorado elementary and middle school teachers to integrate nature of science and climate science content. Join two science educators, Stephanie Chasteen and Deb Morrison, from the University of Colorado at Boulder for this evening workshop to explore this lesson designed for middle school science students. Adaptations for younger or older students will be highlighted. The inquiry-based lesson is student-centered with numerous internet resources. Students become familiar with the topic by discussing media coverage of climate change in Colorado, their own opinions about the topic, and evidence supporting their hypothesis. Featuring video, data analysis and group discussions and presentations, the lesson concludes with each student writing a newspaper article summarizing the class findings.
Cost: Members: FREE; Non-Members: $10
This workshop is made possible by the CU-Boulder Learn More About Climate project.
Sign up for the workshop here.
Project WILD and Project Learning Tree
"Using Sheltered Instruction"
April 16 & 17, 2011
Description: Projects WILD and Learning Tree are interdisciplinary, supplemental environmental, and hands-on education programs suitable for learners of all ages, types, cultures and ethnic groups. Activities have been correlated with the Colorado Model Content Standards for Science, Geography, History, Math, and Reading/Writing, and are available in Spanish. This workshop is designed for educators who teach Linguistically Diverse Students. Participants will participate in demonstrations of sheltering techniques for content area instruction and practice using rubrics for evaluating and modifying activities and text materials.
Click here to learn more and download the registration form.
"The Best of Books and Bears"
April 16, 2011 8:30am – 4:30pm
Coyote Ridge Elementary, Fort Collins
Description: Just as talking to the animals was a boon for Dr. Doolittle, reading about them and linking the reading to a wide variety of exciting activities can give a real boost to students’ basic and advanced comprehension skills! Use critter books, together with standards-based Project WILD activities, to improve comprehension strategies for all elementary levels. Participants will be provided with dozens of indoor and outdoor activities to enhance learning and motivation.
1⁄2 continuing ed credit is available thru CSM for $35.00
Thompson Teachers use Coursewhere for TIC credit.
All registrants need to send a $15 check to: Betsy Perna, 1500 Lakeside Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Include your grade, school, and email address.
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rocky Mountain Nature Association
Explore Rocky Mountain National Park as it wakes up from winter. Learn about the biological changes happening within the plants and animals of this mountain ecosystem with CU professor Tim Kittel and how these changes help shape the decisions Park managers make about the valuable resources within this diverse area. Click here for more information.
For more information or to register for an educational adventure through RMNA, please visit www.rmna.org or call the Field Seminars Center at 970-586-3262.