PD Programs from E2C

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES 

 LDEO E2C 2018 – 2019 TEACHER INSTITUTES

Organized by Dr. Michael J Passow
Earth2Class Workshops at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Overview

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) provide opportunities and guidelines for creating innovative resources to teach and learn important components of middle and high school Earth Science courses. Earth2Class provides several formats to explore the three dimensions of the NGSS, current State Standards, and cutting-edge research at LDEO through strategies that help you develop effective curriculum materials for your classes.

In conjunction with St. Thomas Aquinas College, we are able to offer graduate education credits and/or CTLE credit for participation in E2C Workshops and completion of related assignments.

During the Fall and Spring semesters, you can also earn grad ed credits by completing on-line versions of the “Astronomy, “Weather and Climate,” and “Minerals Rocks and Resources” courses.

 These are available for 2 or 3 credits at a special off-campus tuition rate of $430 per credit PLUS a $300 fee to Columbia University.

 

 NOTE: WE ARE STILL WORKING OUT DETAILS FOR THESE SPECIAL REGISTRATIONS AND WILL POST THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

TO GET ON THE MAILING LIST OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
michael@earth2class.org 

“Facilitating State Standards: Earth Science”
in conjunction with the Fall 2018 E2C Workshops
(GED 7201 w/ or w/o CTLE Credit)

 

Fissure with lava going into a lava channel

Earn graduate education credits and/or CTLE credits in conjunction with the E2C Workshops. Click on the link above for more information,

 

“Teaching about Astronomy” 
(GED 7214)

Our Planet Earth is but one component of the Solar System, which is but one component of the Milky Way Galaxy and the Universe. Understanding interactions between Earth, Sun, Moon, and other celestial objects provide greater awareness of such important concepts as energy flow, matter, Deep Time, and our personal place in the Universe.  This institute offers opportunities to begin development of examples of new, NGSS-based approaches to teaching these topics in middle and high school courses. Course sessions will be based at the Lamont Campus of Columbia University in Palisades, NY, with a field trip to the American Museum of Natural History. Special talks from LDEO scientists will give insights into cutting-edge research about key problems in these topics. Includes also writing, reading, art, and other skills. This institute is a component of the Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers.

 

Teaching about Weather and Climate
(GED 7212)  

 
 

No aspect of the Earth System affects everybody everyday more than does weather, and changes in global climate pose some of the greatest challenges to people and societies in this century. This workshop offers opportunities to begin development of examples of new, NGSS-based approaches to teaching these topics in middle and high school courses. Workshop sessions are based at the Lamont Campus of Columbia University in Palisades, NY, and the American Museum of Natural History. Special talks from LDEO scientists will give insights into cutting-edge research about key problems in these topics. This institute is a component of the Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers.

“Teaching about Minerals, Rocks, and Resources”
(GED 7211)

                                                                                       quartz crystals
Minerals, rocks, and resources are key components of any Earth Science course, but adoption of NGSS-based approaches to teaching offers new challenges for curriculum design. This workshop offers opportunities to begin development of examples of new approaches to learn about these Earth materials that incorporate engineering and technology practices, cross-cutting patterns, and the Nature of Science. Workshop sessions will be based at the Lamont Campus of Columbia University in Palisades, NY, with field trips to the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, NJ, and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This institute is a component of the Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers.

Workshops Developed for NYS Master Teachers

“How Weatherwise Are You and Your Students?”

How Ready Are You to Teach about Climate and Climate Change?

Combined bar and line graph showing changes in average temperatures for the contiguous 48 states from 1901 to 2015.

“The Hudson River – NYC’s Wettest Earth Science Teaching Tool”

 

 

 Other PD Programs Offered by Dr. Passow

FROM THE ICE AGE TO SEA LEVEL RISE—CONNECTING THE HACKENSACK’S PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

A Professional Development Workshop for Earth and Environmental Teachers
Supported by the Robert and Catherine Murray Charitable Trust

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About Dr. Michael J Passow

Dr. Michael J Passow recently retired after a 44-year career as a classroom teacher at the Middle School, High School, and College levels in New York and New Jersey, and continues to provide inspiration for teachers through many venues. Dr. Passow has demonstrated leadership in the field through service as  President of Earth Science education organizations at the state (Science Teacher Association of New York State), regional (National Association of Geoscience Teachers-Eastern Section), and national (National Earth Science Teachers Association) levels.

He is the founder and organizer of the Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers, a unique program that has connected research scientists, teachers and students through weekend programs at Lamont for more than 20 years. In his position as Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at LDEO, Dr. Passow has cooperated with dozens of Lamont researchers to provide Broader Outreach of their investigation results. More recently, he is developing Workshops with Professors in Brazil, turning E2C into an international resource.

In his spare time, he is an avid kayaker.

 

For more information: michael@earth2class.org