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LaRC Plays a Major Role in GME Elementary GLOBE Hybrid Professional Development

Posted on August 12, 2020 - 12:35 PM CDT

Tags: Educator | Training / Workshop | Nuggets | Earth Science

GLOBE Mission Earth (GME) provided professional development to teachers on Elementary GLOBE’s Do You Know Clouds Have Names? and What’s Up in the Atmosphere? NASA Langley shared their expertise in three sessions in the GLOBE Mission Earth’s Elementary GLOBE Professional Development. On Monday (08.03.2020), Jessica Taylor welcomed the group on behalf of NASA and showcased her favorite NASA activities that are well matched to GLOBE and can be adapted for online learning. Elizabeth Joyner provided an overview of My NASA Data Resources including the Earth System Data Explorer, Data Literacy Cubes, and the Story Map on Aerosols on Wednesday (08.05.20). Angela Rizzi focused on background information on aerosols, the need to study them and “Up in the Air’ activity in What’s Up in the Atmosphere? on Thursday (08.06.2020).

GME collaborated with GLOBE Partner Susan James from Mansfield. Teachers collected and submitted air and surface temperatures and cloud data in the mornings on Monday and Tuesday. The rest of the PD occurred online using Google Classroom, interactive apps (available to teachers) and zoom. As a group, all discussed adaptations to online learning. Each teacher created a research poster and presented their posters on Friday.