ICEE Summer Workshop 2010 Application

Application Deadline: March 15

We seek middle and high school teacher applicants for the NASA-funded “Inspiring Climate Education Excellence” (ICEE) workshop to be held June 10-16, 2010, in Boulder, Colorado.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide professional development and instruction support for teachers who wish to improve their knowledge of climate science and of instructional practices particular to climate education.

For more information, go to:
or contact Susan Buhr at

This workshop is presented by the Education and Outreach group of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Requirements for Participation
• Complete 2-3 hours of pre-workshop assignments and teleconference.
• Complete pre-workshop evaluation.
• Able to participate in workshops from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm,
June 10-12 and June 14-16, at the U. of Colorado at Boulder.
• Currently teaching middle or high school students.
• Complete follow-up activities, including teleconferences, documenting classroom implementation, and post-workshop evaluation.

Selection of Applicants The workshop will be selective and limited to 24 teachers. Priority will be given to teachers who:

• Are current full-time science teachers
• Are interested in teaching climate science and energy topics
• Have applied prior professional development to their curriculum
• Collaborate actively with teachers in their home school/district

We seek teachers from rural, urban, and suburban settings, primarily from the Colorado region. However, competitive applicants from outside this region will be selected as travel funds allow. Teachers who work in underserved communities are especially encouraged to apply. Teachers who are interested in but do not currently teach climate and energy topics are especially encouraged to apply.

Teachers will receive a stipend of $300 upon completion of the workshop and an additional $180 stipend upon completion of all follow-up requirements for the course.

Graduate credit will be available at cost to the participant. Please contact Susan Buhr at for more details.

The workshop will be held on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. Lunch and a light breakfast will be provided each day to all participants.

Travel Support:
Participants driving to the workshop will be reimbursed for ½ of the standard mileage rate, and for parking. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Lodging, transportation, and food costs will be provided for up to 5 participants traveling more than 60 miles one way. Out-of-town participants may be asked to share rooms.

Workshop Schedule:

Wed. June 9 - Hotel check-in
Thurs. June 10 - Workshop 8:30-5:00
Fri. June 11 - Workshop 8:30-5:00
Sat. June 12 - Workshop 8:30-5:00
Sun. June 13 - Free morning; optional afternoon field trip
Mon. June 14 - Workshop 8:30-5:00
Tues. June 15 - Workshop 8:30-5:00
Wed. June 16 - Workshop 8:30-5:00
Thurs. June 17 - Hotel check-out
1. Name
2. District
3. School
4. Grade
5. Voice Mail
6. Science subjects taught
7. Home address
8. Home Phone
9. Cell phone
10. Email
11. Explain why you are interested in this program and how it might help your students learn.
12. Describe several science lessons you have recently instructed and consider innovative and successful. Consider highlighting activities that are inquiry-based, use data collected by scientists, involve technology, or involve service learning.
13. Describe one or two professional development experiences you have engaged in over the last three years and how you used those experiences to change your instructional practices in a significant way.
14. Describe the students with whom you work. In particular, please describe your students’ socioeconomic characteristics and ability levels, along with anything else you would like us to know.
15. GLOBE is one of the ICEE partners ( Do you currently, or have you in the past, participated in the GLOBE program? Please describe.
16. Describe the community of teachers you regularly learn from and/or collaborate with. In what ways have you influenced the teaching practices of these colleagues?
17. Characterize your current level of knowledge about climate science and climate change. Which topics do you feel confident in teaching? Which topics do you need to know more about?
18. Do you currently teach about climate science or energy topics? If so, please describe your pedagogical approach for these topics in some detail. If not, please describe your plans for incorporating them. Note: we seek teachers with all levels of experience in teaching about climate science.
19. If you live more than 60 miles away, would you need transportation support to attend the workshop? Please describe.
20. If you live more than 60 miles away, would you need lodging to attend the workshop?
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