Archived Teacher Webinars
Bring Your Class Along on a ClimateChangeLIVE Distance Learning Adventure!
Presenters: U.S. Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Federation
An overview of the upcoming ClimateChangeLIVE distance learning adventure will be presented by several of the seventeen agency and non-profit partners contributing to this project. Learn about the science-based climate change education resources, webinar series, and interactive, televised webcasts planned for the 2013/2014 school year. Our goal is to engage students in the climate change issue, and excite them about how they can help address it. ClimateChangeLIVE will provide educators with climate change background information, skills, and science-based education resources you can trust.
Teaching and Communicating About Climate Change
Presenters: U.S. Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Dept. of Energy, Alliance for Climate Education
Are you apprehensive teaching about climate change? Not sure what to believe after reading different headlines and hearing controversies? ClimateChangeLIVE will help you sort it out for yourself and be confident in educating your students about this important topic! This webinar will be presented by education specialists from three federal agencies immersed in climate change research and issues. We’ll be joined by EPA’s 2012 Climate Communicator of the Year, the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE). ACE will share tips about how to engage your students, and how your class can be part of the solution, addressing climate change head-on. We’ll feature highlights of materials focused on the process of science, how to judge whether what you’re reading is good science, as well as misconceptions about climate change. The Department of Energy will highlight the Energy Literacy Framework, which identifies the Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts one would understand to be energy and climate literate.
ClimateChangeLIVE Education Resources Highlights – Part 1
Presenters: Dept. of Energy, Project Budburst, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
ClimateChangeLIVE distance learning adventure, brings you a wealth of climate change education resources and programs from 25 Federal agencies and non-profit organizations! We offer educators, a source of trusted, science-based materials, which are correlated to science education standards.
This webinar will highlight climate change education resources and programs from three of our partners. NOAA has a wealth of climate change education resources and programs to share with you. Learn about citizen science opportunities from Project Budburst. The Department of Energy will share the BITES (Buildings Industry Technology Electricity Scenarios) Tool which students can use to make policy changes in the four sectors and run scenarios to see how their changes impact CO2 output as well as primary energy source dependence. DOE will also highlight a variety of reliable sources of information related to energy concepts and data.
ClimateChangeLIVE Education Resources Highlights – Part 2
Presenters: National Wildlife Federation, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Climate Change LIVE distance learning adventure, brings you a wealth of climate change education resources and programs from 25 federal agencies and non-profit organizations! We offer educators, a source of trusted, science-based materials, which are correlated to science education standards.
This webinar highlights climate change education resources from three of our partners. Eco-Schools USA is a free K12 program of the National Wildlife Federation and a part of the International Eco-Schools network of over 50 countries world-wide. Eco-Schools USA works to address sustainability on K12 campuses around the nation and focuses on 10 pathways guided by a 7 Step Framework. The program is student driven and contains a 3-tiered awards system. The U.S. Forest Service will highlight the Natural Inquirer science education journal's Climate Collection which takes real-life Forest Service research, and engages students in the science inquiry method, along with activities tied to the research. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will highlight their Student Climate & Conservation Congress (SC3), held yearly in Shepherdstown WV. SC3 brings together a diverse network of students and teachers from all over the country that are engaging in climate change education and solutions.
Professional Development Programs for Climate Change Education
Presenters: Will Steger Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Alliance for Climate Education
In this webinar, ClimateChangeLIVE partners highlight professional development programs to empower you as a climate change educator! Each program offers training to increase your understanding of essential climate concepts andprovide you with tools and resources to implement a science-based climate change curriculum in your classroom and connect with networks of other educators teaching about climate change. Most of these programs offer grants to schools to help them implement climate change solution-related action projects, and include on-site and online training opportunities.
Project Learning Tree and U.S. Forest Service GreenSchools! and GreenWorks! Action Grants for ClimateChangeLIVE Participants
Presenters: Project Learning Tree, U.S. Forest Service
School classes that participate in ClimateChangeLIVE will be eligible to apply for GreenWorks! Grants! Join us and learn about these opportunities to help your school accomplish action projects that address climate change solutions. Project Learning Tree and the U.S. Forest Service staff will present an overview of the grant parameters and how you can apply. We'll also highlight success stories from schools in our GreenSchools! programs that have done exciting projects with these grants.