Natural and Anthropogenic Climate Impacts: Evidence from Ice Cores
Location: Online Course
Dates: 29 October- 14 November 2014
Class Webinar: 29 October 2014 - 2000 GMT
Already a PEI member? Great! All participants must be members.
If you are not a member: Please complete your free and simple membership with PEI by accessing the Members Area. Only PEI members will be able to participate in the class discussion.
To participate in this Master Class you need to complete this registration form.Registration will close on Friday, October 24th, 2014.
Please note that during registration you will be given the option to be automatically registered for the webinar on 29 October. If you choose this option, details for joining the webinar will be sent on Monday, October 27th.
Certificates of professional development hours will be issued to all participants who complete the following requirements:
This is a web-based class with one required webinar and various associated discussions. Participation is asynchronous, meaning that you may schedule your own time for participation within the class dates. The webinar will be archived and available to all class participants.
This course will provide you with a deeper understanding of the influence of the Arctic on global climate and the impact that natural and human produced tiny particles, such as sulfur and carbon soot, can have on future climate. Dr. Joe McConnell will offer suggestions for identifying and reducing the scientific jargon in presentations, leading to communication of climate change concepts to the public in a clear form that can be easily understood. Ms. Linda Morris will demonstrate a hands-on ice- core focused classroom activity utilizing Dr. McConnell's data and will demonstrate how this activity can enhance your students' abillity to decode scientific vocabulary.
All classes in the Master Class Series have two goals and are aimed at a dual audience:
For educators: building scientific background knowledge and sharing activities to transfer the content to their classrooms.
For researchers: a specific science communication technique or strategy wil be modeled and discussed throughout the presentation.
The purpose of this online professional development class is to provide you with resources and tools to increase your knowledge and skills as science communicator. This class addresses science and outreach content in context of the Polar Regions, and connects you to the PEI network of researchers and teachers.
Online Class Forum: This class will utilize web-based delivery. All students will receive notification to join the online platform along with any user-specific access information. Instruction and interaction forums will be established in the class discussion site accessed through the “Members” area of the PEI website.
Webinars: There will be one webinar (web seminar) using the online platform, Go-To-Webinar (provided by our sponsor CLiC). Information will be sent to participants regarding this system. This class series includes webinars with expert scientists and experienced educators, online discussion, and evaluation.
Evaluation: As part of the course development, a participant evaluation will measure educators’ pre and post course knowledge of the science topic.
This is a web-based course built for your personal professional growth. To get the most from the class, participants should participate in webinars and discussions. If participation is not possible, archives will be accessible so that participants can watch/listen on their own time.