Middle School PD
BSCS and the UCAR Center for Science Education are developing an innovative middle school science unit on weather that uses activities, data, and scientific protocols from the GLOBE Program. This four- to five-week curriculum unit is a comprehensive approach to the NGSS-based concepts on weather, such as the uneven heating of Earth, local and global atmospheric circulation, and air mass formation and collision, all in pursuit of understanding normal weather patterns and extreme weather events that we experience in our everyday lives.
We are recruiting 12 middle school science teachers to attend a teacher professional development workshop in Boulder, CO, August 13–18, 2017, and to field test the instructional unit with students in the fall semester of 2017. Teacher and student feedback will play a significant role in informing the revision of the materials. Please note that it is not a requirement for field-test teachers to be familiar with the GLOBE Program in order to participate.
We will provide funds for travel, lodging, and meals for the professional development workshop in August. In addition, we will provide field-test teachers with a $1,440 stipend: $300 after completing the workshop in August and $1,140 after completing the field test in the fall.
For more information and to apply for this opportunity, please visit: https://scied.ucar.edu/field-test-recruitment. The deadline to register is June 11, 2017.