Making the Global Local is an innovative teacher workshop in which CU scientists, teacher educators and science teachers will share their expertise and collaborate in the development and piloting of reform-oriented lessons that frame issues of climate in Colorado. As a participant in this course, you are partnering with the School of Education and the Office for University Outreach at CU-Boulder to form the Making the Global Local (MGL) community. The goal of the course is not only to support teachers in deepening their own climate literacy, but also to develop and pilot new climate change lessons for their classrooms that can be shared with other teachers through the CU’s LearnMoreAboutClimate web site.
This year the course will be held from Aug. 8-12 at UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) in Boulder. There will be two field experiences as part of the course as well as opportunities to learn from and talk to well known climate scientists and climate educators. A small amount of advance preparation will be needed to familiarize yourself with the wiki technology used during the course and explore some background information. The course consists of the five-day summer classes, a fall enactment of the lesson you co-construct during the summer classes, and a final follow-up evening meeting to submit completed lessons. There is no fee for this course due to support from CU Outreach and UCAR. You will earn recertification credit through your participation in this course.
If you are interested in participating in this course please email Deborah.email@example.com to be placed on the course list. The course will be capped at 20 participants.