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 27 February, 2015.
Please note that during registration you will be given the option to be automatically registered for the webinar on 28 February. If you choose this option, details for joining the webinar will be sent on Monday, 2 March.
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 how sediments and landforms in Antarctica are used to reconstruct past climates. Dr. Cliff Atkins will discuss techniques for understanding one's audience and using simple and effective graphics to enhance science communication presentations. Betty Trummel will demonstrate a hands-on geology-focused classroom activity that effectively transfers the science concepts to students.
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 communication technique or strategy will 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 a science communicator. This class addresses science and outreach content in context of the Polar Regions, and conects 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, participants will take part in a pre- and post-survey.
This is a web-based course built for your personal and 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.