Climate Change Workshop for MA teachers with PDPs, Stipend

Submitted by Bob Dickerman
2005-05-18 15:04:55

Exploring the Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming and Climate Change
A six-day workshop for high-school teachers focusing on techniques and skills that will lead to a greater understanding of the Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming and Climate Change. As a hotly debated yet poorly understood contemporary issue, global warming offers an excellent means of capturing student interest in the key concepts of the life sciences/ecology strand of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
The purpose of this workshop is to give you the tools needed to teach ecology from the perspective of global warming. The centerpiece of the course will be a series of innovative labs that can be used to teach ecology and global warming to high-school students. We will study the causes and effects of global warming, and we will then work through a series of labs that can be used to teach it.
The workshop will run from July 11-15, 2005 with a four-hour follow-up session in the Fall. Each participant completing the course will receive a $500 stipend and 24 PDPs.
Provided by the Division of Mathematics, Science and Engineering Transfer at Springfield Technical Community College. To register, please call the STCC Center for Business and Technology at (413) 755-4502 or 755-4225.

For further information, contact:
Bob Dickerman
Dean, Mathematics, Science and Engineering Transfer
Springfield Technical Community College
(413) 755-4576
dickerman@stcc.edu

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