MADECLEAR

Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education Assessment and Research


Classroom Education 

The MADE CLEAR project's K-12 team prepares educators from Delaware and Maryland to teach middle and high school students about climate change. The program provides teachers with professional learning opportunities and research tools through our MADE CLEAR Academy, stand-alone workshops, and conference sessions. See more information about past Academies following this exciting announcement. This year, we are teaming up with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA GLOBE Program to offer the latest edition of the Climate Change Acacemy to educators in the Mid-Atlantic region.

          MADE CLEAR and NOAA          

Climate Change Academy Summer 2017 

Earth Systems Science Professional Learning Opportunity

June 14: Introductory Webinar (7:00-8:30 p.m.)

June 16: On-line Pre-Academy Course Site Opens

August 8 – 10: In-person Sessions at Towson University

Climate change impacts our natural and engineered environments, our health, and our communities. You hear about it on the news, but are you prepared to teach about the global impact of climate change and solutions to these impacts? MADE CLEAR and NOAA invite educators in the Mid-Atlantic region to apply for the 2017 Climate Change Academy.

Join us to learn about

                                                                             

Get up to speed on climate change and Earth Systems Science with a five-part on-line component before the face-to-face Academy.

In August, jump into climate change science through three dimensional lessons, interactions with climate scientists, authentic data analysis, and on-line simulations. Share your classroom experiences with others working to bring this important topic to their students.

You will receive classroom materials and resources to start your climate change teaching portfolio. Non-science teachers are invited to join. You may earn professional certification hours based on participation and submission of a teaching plan.

                                                                            

Location: Towson University campus, Maryland. Lodging and meals will be provided.

Professional Credit Opportunities: The Academy is approved for 5 MSDE CPD credits and 30 DE Clock Hours.

For information visit email Pat Harcourt  pharcourt@umces.edu    or Bart Merrick bart.merrick@noaa.gov  

To register: https://tinyurl.com/climateacademy


The MADE CLEAR project's K-12 team prepares educators from Delaware and Maryland to teach middle and high school students about climate change. The program provides teachers with professional learning opportunities and research tools through our MADE CLEAR Academy and conference sessions. Find out more information in this article about the 2015 Academy.

Since July 2013, over 150 classroom teachers and informal educators have participated in our Climate Change Academies. The Academies provide up-to-date science content, model lessons and activities, and practical experience while diving into the complex topic of climate change and preparing educators to introduce it to students. We have hosted educators from Brandywine Zoo, the National Aquarium, and various environmental education centers and classroom teachers of mathematics, ELA, social studies, STEM, science, and media services.

Use the map below to see where the Maryland and Delaware educators who attended our first five Academies work. Educators from Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania have also participated.


Informal Education 

The informal education team has developed a collaborative approach, commonly referred to as a Community of Practice to understand the implementation and development of climate education efforts at museums, zoos, aquaria, natural resource agencies, nature centers and other informal education istitutions. The informal climate change education CoP members will collaborate to identify and work on common outputs including co-creating shared messages and identifying high-quality resources to enhance climate change education opportunities offered across learning contexts. The informal education team will explore whether and how different approaches to communicating climate change (e.g., application of critical thinking, translation by an educator, personal interpretation by the audience) are utilized by ISE professionals and which strategies work best for conveying climate change science. They will also describe the patterns of interaction among diverse informal science institutions during their participation in the professional development and the CoP. This network analysis will investigate whether existing relationships are strengthened, new relationships are formed, and the activities that members of the CoP engage in.

Additional information can be found on the Facebook page.