This course is an online teacher professional development that explores teaching NGSS weather and climate through the lens of extreme weather.
The Teaching Extreme Weather course includes four learning modules, one per week. In each module teachers learn new content, collaborate and engage in peer reviews, and receive feedback from course facilitators. They also determine how best to implement new ideas within their existing curriculum.
The number of hours of facilitated coursework varies each week depending on whether teachers are taking the course for PD hours, CEUs or Graduate Credits. While this teacher professional development does have weekly assignments, teachers have the flexibility to learn at their own pace. And they can complete the coursework at times that fit their weekly schedule.
Participants will also have the opportunity to join any of the live webinars led by subject experts that are included in our Teaching Climate Change Essentials course, that are taking place during the same timeframe as this course. Webinars include small group work in breakout rooms discussing and synthesizing the content shared by the guest speaker and are a great additional learning resource.
The course provides teachers with information on where to find quality resources for teaching about NGSS weather and climate as well as extreme weather and climate change. We also share the best online platforms for capturing and curating resources.
Subject to Climate
Subject to Climate is a non profit organization that provides K-12 teachers with a curated collection of over 1500 credible, unbiased, and engaging materials on climate change for use in the classroom. Resources are searchable by subject area, grade level and type of resource making it easy to find what you need.
Teaching Extreme Weather Course Syllabus
This teacher PD syllabus comprises of the four learning modules below.