FREE online weather & climate course for K-12 teachers, from the American Meteorological Society. The Datastreme Atmosphere course gives teachers 3 units of graduate credits, course textbook and lab manual and access to online lesson plans and resources at no charge. For info and application form for the course see: http://amsedu.ametsoc.org/amsedu/DataStremeFrames.html
On the website you are asked to look at the list of “LIT Leaders” to find one in your state. If you are interested, but your state is not listed, email Steve LaDochy to find out if you can participate.
Who can participate in DataStreme Atmosphere?
Participants must be teaching professionals at the precollege level who live in an area served by a Local Implementation Team (LIT). Teachers of any grade level or subject who have an interest in promoting the teaching of weather across the curriculum may apply. Many participants are earth science, middle school and upper elementary teachers. Applications are sought from persons who can demonstrate potential for leadership as resource teachers. They must be willing to act as resource persons for other teachers and as advocates for promoting the use of electronically-delivered environmental data in schools.
Teachers who are members of groups traditionally under-represented in the sciences, or teachers who are teaching in schools with large numbers of students from groups traditionally under-represented in the sciences, are especially urged to apply