Monday, July 28, 2014

National Drought Mitigation Center

Climate Change Literacy for Educators

Dr. Donna Woudenberg, NDMC post-doc, is a co-investigator on a grant from NASA called Global Climate Change Literacy for Educators: Using On-Line Professional Development to Integrate Content and Pedagogy. Woudenberg will develop content related to climate change for four on-line education modules for middle and high school teachers. Researchers anticipate that they will reach at least 60 teachers, who will reach at least 3,000 students. A research action component will help spur action on climate change at the community level.

NDMC Contributor: Donna Woudenberg

External Collaborators: Dave Gosselin, director of the Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network (NESEN) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, P.I.; Dr. Ron Bonnstetter, from UNL’s Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education; Dr. Julie Thomas, from the Education Department at Oklahoma State University; and Dr. Russane Low of Boulder, Colorado, who has extensive experience in climate change education.

Sponsor: NASA

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