Join us for a free webinar series to facilitate the design and development of a climate and environmental change curriculum and program for the Jersey Roots, Global Reach Sustainable Communities Project (SCP). The project, which is targeted for at risk youth and families, is designed is to teach youth about the causes and impacts of climate change and empower them with the knowledge and skills to take action at home, at school, and in the community.
Who should attend? This series was designed primarily for Agents and Program Associates in the New Jersey 4-H program interested in building climate and environmental change curriculum. Participants are encouraged to participate in online discussions with climate scientists to collaboratively build a robust and effective program focused on climate and environmental change.
Presenters: The webinar series is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence Networked Ocean World (COSEE NOW) and will be delivered by science education professionals at the University of California-Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science. The Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) is a dynamic center for teacher education, research, and curriculum development in preK–12 science and math education. The presenters are a team of accomplished science educators and curriculum developers with extensive experience in program development and implementation.
Session A: Understanding Climate Change: What are the Big Ideas Youth Should Understand about a Changing Climate
Date: November 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm EST
Presenter: John Erickson, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California-Berkeley
John will share his experience with building curriculum materials that support science learning in afterschool environments. The focus of the webinar will be on discussing the challenges and opportunities we have as 4-H educators in teaching climate change concepts to at- risk youth.
Session B: Effective Strategies for Afterschool Science Learning
Date: December 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm EST
Presenter: Kevin Beales, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California-Berkeley curriculum and professional development program that is about to be published by the Lawrence Hall of Science.
Kevin will share his experience with the dos and don’ts of planning after school science learning. He will discuss how he developed the green afterschool
Session C: Service Learning in Citizen Schools
Date: January 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm EST
Presenter: Kevin Cuff , Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California-Berkeley
Kevin will discuss how he combines service learning with science learning for middle school age students through the Citizen School program. He will describe a successful collaboration with a Citizen School in California and offer advice and guidance on how we can we get youth to construct new knowledge about climate change that results in a service project called a WOW.
Session D: Developing a Scope and Sequence of Learning for Climate Literacy
Date: January 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm EST
Presenter: Catherine Halversen, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California-Berkeley
Catherine will discuss the elements of an effective scope and learning sequence to raise the issues of climate change impacts and solutions with youth. She will help us explore and discuss grade level appropriateness of climate content and how we sequence and build concepts to maximize understanding for our learners.