PEI is proud to sponsor professional development for educators, early career researchers and science communicators through the PEI Master Class webinar series. Focusing on important areas of current global scientific research, PEI partners a polar researcher with a master teacher to, as a team, deliver each dual-focus presentation.
WHO should take these classes?
Teachers of students ages 10-18, responsible for content related to global environmental change
Early career scientific researchers interested in enhancing their communication skills
Outreach professionals and providers of informal education
There are no pre-requisites, or prior knowledge needed. Participants must be members of PEI: <link to registration> Please see the syllabus for complete requirements.
WHAT will each class cover?
Each Master Class will provide in-depth scientific content based on the latest research, while simultaneously modeling proven strategies for communicating the science to your audience. Master Classes consist of 1-1 ½ hour webinars, links to in- depth information about the concepts included in the webinars, education resource links, and a two-week moderated online discussion with the presenters and participants. Scientist and educator attendees will gain insights into the needs of each other, through these paired interactions.
WHERE do the classes convene?
On your desktop, at home or work. You need an internet connection or phone to access webinars. The class discussions will be accessed from the PEI website. You will receive notifications on the class through email.
WHEN are they held?
Webinars will be offered in different time zones throughout the year, and each will be archived for international participants who are not able to take part in the live event but want to be involved in the class and class discussions.
WHY is participation important?
Global change stands as one of the most challenging issues of this century. Achieving public literacy at all levels, based on scientific evidence, is a goal worthy of all of our efforts. The PEI Master Class series will put you in direct contact with leading researchers and experienced educators, with whom conversations drawing from both skill and knowledge sets will enhance your own ability to communicate difficult scientific concepts concisely, accurately, and with enthusiasm. Join us by becoming a PEI member. Already a member? Check out the upcoming courses (if listed) and check out groups in the Members Area.