PD Programs from E2C

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES 

 LDEO E2C FALL 2017 and SPRING 2018 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 for participation in E2C Workshops and completion of related assignments. These are available for 2 or 3 credits at a special tuition rate of $430 per credit PLUS a $200 fee to Earth2Class. 

“Special Topics: Earth Science (GED 7200)” combines participation in the Spring E2C Workshops with independent study coursework focusing on understanding the NGSS and State Standards as they can apply to your classes. For more information: https://earth2class.org/site/?page_id=13859.

In response to requests from teachers who could not take these courses in the summer, we are pleased to announce that online-only versions of the summer courses will be available during the academic year. “Minerals, Rocks, and Resources (GED 7211)” will be available in Spring 2018 term from Feb 1 to Apri 18.  “Weather and Climate (GED 7212)” is available this spring between Apr 11 and Jun 18.   “Astronomy (GED 7214)” will be available in the future. Click on the titles below for more information.

 

                               FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT michael@earth2class.org 

E2C Spring 2018 Course Registration Form

St Thomas Aquinas-E2C Institutes Registration Form Spring 2018

 

“Special Topics: Earth Science” (GED 7200, Spring 2018)

 

“Facilitating State Standards: Earth Science” (GED 7201, Fall 2017)

You can earn graduate education credits in conjunction with the Earth2Class Workshops. Participate in the 4 Fall E2C Workshops, the LDEO Open House, and a special Saturday Seminar on 28 Oct to create strategies for your curriculum that integrates cutting edge research with the State and Next Generation Science Standards.

 

Teaching about Weather and Climate” (GED 7212)
 

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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. Available in an online-only version during Fall 2017 and on-campus or online-only in Summer 2018.. In the summer, 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)

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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. Available in an online-only version during Spring 2017 and on-campus or online-only in Summer 2018. During the summer, 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, NY, and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This institute is a component of the Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers.

“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.  Available in on-campus or online-only in Summer 2018 and online-only version during Fall 2018.  During the summer, 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.

Workshops Developed for NYS Master Teachers

“How Weatherwise Are You and Your Students?”

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

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“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 19 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