GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS (GccIFT) – June 21-24, 2010

What: Climate Change Workshop for Teachers
Where: Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
When: June 21-24, 2010
Who: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 teachers in Oregon; priority given to groups of teachers from the same school

Costs: Participation in the Institute is funded by NASA. Professional development units, graduate credits, and overnight housing available (email gccift@wou.edu for more details).

What to expect:
-Learn more about what global climate change is, and how it will impact the Pacific NW
-Increase your understanding of key scientific principles underlying the climate system
-Find out how global climate change connects with national Climate Literacy Principles, Oregon Science standards, and Oregon Social Studies standards
-Participate in lessons and hands-on activities suitable for use in K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 classrooms that will help you create interdisciplinary climate change curriculum modules
-Interact with scientists involved with climate change research
-Examine children’s climate change related books and how literacy can be integrated with global climate change curriculum activities
-Receive copies of the activities, learn how to access resources on the GccIFT website
-Each participant or school will receive equipment and supplies to take with you based on the number of teachers from their school or district that attend the entire institute
-Institute includes planning time to explore ways GCCE can be implemented
-Possible follow up school visit and assistance from GccIFT staff during the 2010-11 school year

Pre-registration required. Request pre-registration information from Dr. William Schoenfeld or Dr. Adele Schepige at gccift@wou.edu

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