Tuesday, August 3, is the first day of the workshop; it runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Educator Workshop: Building Your Climate Data Story
This three-day workshop for K-12 teachers is hosted by the Maryland Department of Education, NOAA Environmental Science Training Center, and Washington College Center for Environment and Society.
NOAA’s Environmental Science Training Center has teamed up with members of the Project Green Classroom Workgroup and Maryland Department of Education to host this virtual three-day workshop. Storytelling is a powerful and engaging tool to provide context for learning, make connections between complex concepts and real life, assess student reasoning, and recognize misconceptions. Using climate change as a broad interdisciplinary topic, participants will explore sequencing and reasoning with data through storytelling. Stories can support student learning, indoor and outdoor investigations, and lead to stewardship and civic action opportunities. Learn how to create a climate story that is supported by data, relevant to students, and leaves space for student-directed questions and learning. The facilitators will make suggestions for implementing this strategy in the classroom using the Maryland Environmental Literacy Standards as the curricular anchor. As the Maryland environmental literacy standards are designed to be interdisciplinary, this is a great course for all subject areas and grade bands. This workshop will Tuesday, August 3, to Thursday, August 5, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Preference will be given to Maryland teachers. Maryland teachers can learn more and register at Building Your Climate Data Story Workshop. If you teach outside Maryland but are interested in the workshop, please email us to check on availability.