Join us for the Earth Institute’s inaugural virtual professional development event for K-12 educators. “E.I. Teach: Climate Change in the Classroom,” will prepare educators with the tools and content area expertise to begin to address climate change in their classrooms and engage students in learning about the climate system beyond textbooks and worksheets. Our live sessions will be hosted by our world-renowned climate experts and will be supplemented by additional readings and teaching resources.
Grades 6-12 Educators: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 10:00am – 1:30pm EDT and Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 10:00am – 1:30pm EDT
All participants will:
1. Get live access to the event and all of the session recordings
2. Be able to interact with world-renowned scientists in small group settings
3. Learn about ideas and strategies to teach climate change live or remotely
4. Meet and network with fellow educators
5. Walk away with relevant resources and lesson plans
These are just a few examples of the sessions we are offering for educators teaching at the grades 6-12 levels:
1. Get the GIS of Climate Change - Learn the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), how scientists use it to gain valuable insights, and work with ArcGIS to understand the important role that GIS plays in understanding issues related to climate change and sustainable development.Participants will work with socioeconomic and environmental data and be introduced to how GIS helps scientists track, predict, and communicate important findings.
2. Scientists as Superheroes - Meet our superhero scientists from the Snow on Ice Project who are taking a new look at the Arctic climate to question if current warming conditions can actually stabilize the Greenland Ice Sheet.Learn about their superhero skills while they uncover the Ice Sheet’s past.
3. Shrinking Glaciers, Growing Science - In this session, we will describe the fundamental processes underlying how ice sheets and glaciers grow and shrink, as well as outline how these are described in computer models that predict the future of glaciers and ice sheets as the climate continues to warm. We will also demonstrate an app that will serve as a useful tool for giving students intuition about how ice sheets and glaciers behave.