Academic journal article The Science Teacher

AMS Weather Workshop

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

AMS Weather Workshop

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The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is offering a summer workshop for K-12 teachers and supervisors at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri, from July 20-August 1, 2008. Teachers who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences or teach significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2008. A stipend, housing, food, and travel will be provided, and three semester hours of tuition-free graduate credit may be earned.

This workshop is designed for master precollege teachers and supervisors of science who teach or supervise the teaching of significant weather units. The workshop is intended to:

* introduce master teachers to the latest technologies and techniques for sensing, analyzing, and forecasting weather;

* explore and suggest ways in which the products of these technologies and techniques can be employed in school studies of the atmospheric environment; and

* prepare workshop attendees to conduct training sessions on selected atmospheric science topics for teachers in their home areas during the next school year. …

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