Lifelines for High School
Climate Change Education
- establish a network of practicing high school teachers actively using climate change curricula—create professional learning communities (PLCs) of teachers
- hold remote (travel-less) meetings and workshops as much as possible
- explore techniques to achieve the most effective
teleconferencing meetings and workshops.
- practice what we
preach: promote not only teaching
about minimizing environmental impacts of human activity, but minimize
environmental impacts of professional development.
- maintain ongoing communication and sharing of best practices among colleagues
- strengthen knowledge and promote effective teaching strategies during and beyond the actual grant period.
- as a project of the NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE), Lifelines incorporates analysis of NASA Earth observation data by students in classrooms.
The project design:
Cascading effect, recruiting and training 20 climate change education teacher leaders who then form the PLCs comprised of 15 high school science teachers, for a total of 320 teachers involved in the project.