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Teacher Professional Development Opportunities

Stanford Earth Sciences offers teacher workshops during the summer on a variety of topics.  Climate change education workshops will be announced at this site

 

Videos/Audio about climate change issues

Green Ninja from San Jose State University 
https://greenninja.org/Green_Ninja_Show

Climate Change Lines of Evidence from the National Research Council.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL38EB9C0BC54A9EE2

This American Life Broadcast: Hot in my Backyard, May 2013
https://www.thisamericanlife.org/495/hot-in-my-backyard

 

Readings for the professional development workshops


Talk Science Primer by Sarah Michaels and Cathy O’Connor
http://inquiryproject.terc.edu/shared/pd/TalkScience_Primer.pdf

Jonathan Osborne, et al. 2010.Arguing to Learn in Science: The Role of Collaborative, Critical Discourse, Science 328, 463

Rachel Lotan, 2006. Managing Groupwork in the Heterogeneous Classroom. In
Handbook of Classroom Management, Eds C.M. Evertson and C.S. Weinstein.
Chapter 19.

G. Michael Bowen & Valerie Rodger, 2008.  Debating Global Warming in
Media Discussion Forums: Strategies Enacted by "Persistent Deniers" and
Implications for Schooling.  Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 13 (1), 89-106

 

National and International Reports on Climate Change

Climate Change: Evidence and Causes, report by the Nat'l Academy and Royal Society
http://nas-sites.org/americasclimatechoices/events/a-discussion-on-climate-change-evidence-and-causes/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) http://www.ipcc.ch/
video introduction to the latest report - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EWOrZQ3L-c&feature=youtu.be

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States Report by the US Global Change Research Program
http://www.globalchange.gov/

Advancing the Science of Climate Change
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12782.html

National Research Council of the National Academies
http://americasclimatechoices.org/
Climate Change: Evidence, Impacts, and Choices

California State Climate Change
http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/

A Report on How Corporations Have Influenced the U.S. Dialogue on Climate Science and Policy
http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/abuses_of_science/a-climate-of-corporate-control.html

 

Climate Misconceptions and Myths

A source of arguments against climate change science
http://skepticalscience.com

What We Know from AAAS
http://whatweknow.aaas.org/get-the-facts/

 

Simulations and Data

Global Carbon Budget
An annual update on global carbon budget and trends
http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/index.htm

Simulations from Climate Interactive
http://climateinteractive.org/simulations
Climate Interactive creates interactive, easy-to-use, and scientifically rigorous tools that help people understand how to address the complex, interconnected challenges that affect our lives on Earth. We create powerful simulations that generate important insights for partners ranging from the U.S. State Department and the Chinese Government to global NGOs and citizen leaders.

Climate Data
http://www.data.gov/climate/

 

Additional resources for climate change education

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
http://cleanet.org/

The Alliance for Climate Education provides auditorium presentations which are very engaging. 
https://acespace.org/

Changing Climate: Guide for teaching climate change in Grades 3 to 8 from National Geographic
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/changing-climate/?ar_a=1